Metawatch. (Formerly known as Facebookwatch.)

Several people I know in Europe received recruitment messages from Facebook in December (branded as “Facebook” iirc).

Almost sprained a finger deleting mine.

I’m seeing LinkedIn Meta job recs now. (US)


US watchdog pokes Facebook a second time: Meta faces fresh monopoly lawsuit

The Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust complaint that Facebook, er, Meta operates as a monopoly will be heard by the courts after the US watchdog’s initial lawsuit was dismissed.



Google’s and Facebook’s top execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves

The alleged 2017 deal between Google and Facebook to kill header bidding, a way for multiple ad exchanges to compete fairly in automated ad auctions, was negotiated by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and endorsed by both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (now with Meta) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, according to an updated complaint filed in the Texas-led antitrust lawsuit against Google.

Texas, 14 other US states, and the Commonwealths of Kentucky and Puerto Rico accused Google of unlawfully monopolizing the online ad market and rigging ad auctions in a December, 2020, lawsuit. The plaintiffs subsequently filed an amendment complaint in October, 2021, that includes details previously redacted.

On Friday, Texas et al. filed a third amended complaint [PDF] that fills in more blanks and expands the allegations by 69 more pages.




There will be so many pictures of grandkids NFT’s.


Meta’s “we need new internet regulations” ads are so ubiquitous, and yet I am aware only that they are asking for more power for carefully unexplained reasons.

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