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Russia officially bans Facebook and Instagram

The Russian government on Monday, March 21, officially banned Facebook and Instagram from the country for what amounts to failing to police discussion of Russia’s ongoing and deadly invasion of Ukraine. This is coming from a report monitored on TASS, a Russian state-owned media outlet, which notes that as of now WhatsApp, another service owned by Meta […]

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Facebook Rebrands Itself As Meta

Following the rumors last week that Facebook was planning on rebranding themselves, sure enough, it looks like the rumors were true. During the company’s Connect 2021 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would be rebranded and will now be known as “Meta”. According to the announcement, “The metaverse will feel like a hybrid of today’s […]

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Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name

Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. The coming name change, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28th, but could unveil sooner, is meant […]

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Millions of users sign up to rival apps over Facebook’s outage

When Facebook users had finished mocking the company over its calamitous global outage on Monday, October 4, many apparently flocked to rival apps in order to get back in touch with friends and family. The six-hour outage — caused by configuration changes to Facebook’s routers that prevented its computer systems from communicating in the usual way — also impacted Messenger, […]

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Router configuration changes affected tools and systems employees used in day-to-day operations Facebook revealed in an official blog post on Monday evening that the six-hour outage across its platforms including Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp, and OculusVR were caused by configuration changes to its routers. Shortly before 5pm on Monday, the three social media services had confirmed on Twitter they were aware of issues […]

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