How to Avoid Unwanted Photos on Social Media

Thanks to smartphones, everyone has a camera in their pocket. With people documenting everything from gatherings to their beauty routines, nearly every social occasion—even ones that should stay private—tends to end up online. Eventually, your image is bound to show up in some posts you don’t like. Before you stress, consider your options: You can … Read more

‘Post-Truth Era’ Hurts COVID-19 Response, Trust in Science

Jan. 21, 2022 — Can you tell which of the following statements are true and which are false? COVID-19 is not a threat to younger people, and only those who have other medical conditions are dying from it. The mRNA vaccines developed to prevent the coronavirus alter your genes, can make your body “magnetic,” and … Read more

Teens On Social Media Too Much? What Experts Want You to Know

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Is your teen staring at their smartphone all day? There’s many things parents can do to protect kids from the potentially negative effects of social media, experts say. While there are positive aspects to social media, there’s evidence it can pose risks to teens’ … Read more

Facebook’s Former Elections Boss Now Questions Social Media’s Impact on Politics

Katie Harbath joined Facebook FB -0.20% more than a decade ago as the first Republican employee in the company’s Washington, D.C., office, pushing skeptical members of Congress on the virtues of the young social network for healthy elections. Now she is pitching a different message. After rising to become Facebook’s public-policy director for global elections, … Read more

Pinterest dips 10% to new 52-week low on Guggenheim downgrade

Traders work after the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), while the logo for Pinterest is pictured on the screens during the company’s IPO on April 18, 2019 in New York City. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images Shares of Pinterest dipped 10% on Tuesday and hit a new 52-week low … Read more

Jury finds Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes guilty on multiple charges in criminal fraud trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, the one-time billionaire and darling of Silicon Valley who promised a revolutionary blood-testing technology, has been found guilty of four charges in her criminal fraud trial. The jury of eight men and four women were handed the case in mid-December after three months of proceedings and testimony from 32 … Read more

Twitter permanently suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account

U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) addresses a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 5, 2021. Sarah Silbiger | Reuters Twitter suspended a personal account for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after “repeated violations” of the Covid-19 misinformation policy, the company said Sunday. Greene, R-Ga., appears to still have access to her professional account, … Read more

Manipur CM to take action against those misusing social media

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has threatened to take action against those who misuse social media. The state government has come up with a special cyber-crime unit. After laying the foundation stone of Manipur state Haj House at Lilong in Thoubal district he said that decency must be maintained by one and all while … Read more

Bought your kid a VR headset for Christmas? You might end up regretting it

Meta’s Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset. T3 Magazine | Future | Getty Images Parents who bought their children a virtual reality headset for Christmas could be in for a nasty surprise. Oculus, the VR division of Facebook parent company Meta, likely saw surging sales over the holidays, with its main app taking the top … Read more

Chinese tech giant Baidu says it could be 6 years before it can fully deliver its metaverse

Baidu Vice President Ma Jie gives reporters in Beijing a preview on Dec. 21, 2021, of how the company’s metaverse app XiRang will host a developer conference. Baidu BEIJING — While metaverse hype has swept the world this year, one of China’s tech giants in the game has revealed a version of the virtual ecosystem … Read more