Author Archive | Jonathan Thomas

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Researchers discover most dinosaurs were warm-blooded

Whether dinosaurs were warm or cold-blooded has been one of the oldest questions in palaeontology, but now researchers think they finally have the answer. Based on clues from their bones that indicated how much the individual animals breathed in their last hour of life, palaeontologists suggest most dinosaurs were warm-blooded. However, the scientists observed some […]

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Facebook owner Meta updates privacy policy

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has updated its privacy policies to make them “easier to understand”, with alerts about the changes to begin arriving on Thursday. The company said the changes “don’t allow Meta to collect, use or share your data in new ways”, but would help it be “clearer about how […]

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Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

Facebook parent Meta has said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just months ahead of US mid-term elections. The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold too much information about how campaigns, special interest groups and politicians use the platform to target […]

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Facebook says levels of harmful content taken down remain ‘consistent’

The prevalence of harmful content on Facebook and Instagram remained “relatively consistent” during the first three months of this year, the platforms’ parent company Meta said, as it published its latest community standards enforcement report. According to the figures, there was an increase in the amount of spam and violence and incitement content removed from […]

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