Metaverse

NY Mag: Facebook’s Metaverse Is ‘Dead on Arrival’

In a recent article, New York Magazine outlines why Facebook (now “Meta”) may be overconfident in banking on its new Metaverse product. According to NY Mag,  “In actuality, Facebook is basically spending $10 billion on a prayer that, in the short run, it might change the conversation.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives for the 8th annual Breakthrough Prize awards ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California on November 3, 2019. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

ProtonMail CEO: Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Metaverse’ Is Still All About Sucking Up Your Personal Data

Andy Yen, the CEO and founder of the encrypted email service ProtonMail recently warned against the privacy issues relating to Mark Zuckerberg’s digital “metaverse.” Yen didn’t hold back, saying: “Facebook talks about privacy because it’s a PR issue for them. At the end of the day, their business model revolves on taking your data and monetizing it. So there is fundamentally always going to be a conflict between what they say and what they actually have to do to make money.”

Mark Zuckerberg Smiles during testimony (Pool/Getty)

Slate: Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Metaverse’ Is Just a More Efficient Way to Spy on People

In a recent article, left-wing Slate notes that Facebook’s attempt to rebrand itself as “Meta” and focus on a digital “metaverse” does not change the fact that the company’s primary goal is to collect as much personal information about users as possible. The company promises freedom with its new technology, but according to Slate, it amounts to a “high-tech medical exam.”

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg askew on a TV