Some Meta concerns

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen warned that the social media platform’s shift to developing a virtual reality world, known as “metaverse,” poses new safety concerns.

Haugen, a former product manager at Facebook who leaked internal company documents last month, detailed her concerns in an interview with The Associated Press published Tuesday.

“So beyond the fact that these immersive environments are extremely addictive and they encourage people to unplug from the reality we actually live,” she told the AP, “I’m also worried about it on the level of — the metaverse will require us to put many, many more sensors in our homes and our workplaces,” and relinquish more data and privacy.