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Instagram says new safety features will give parents more control over how long teens spend on site
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Instagram says new safety features will give parents more control over how long teens spend on site

Instagram's parent company Meta is giving parents new tools to watch over teens. The company announced that starting on Tuesday, parents will have more power to supervise and limit their teens' time on both Instagram and its Oculus Quest virtual reality headsets. They will be able to monitor what they're doing, and who they are interacting with. Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri told "CBS Mornings" that as a father himself, he wants Instagram to lead on teen safety online. "As a dad and as someone who's talked to a lot of experts around the world, we believe that parents know what's best for their children. What I'm most excited about is providing more tools for parents to shape their children's experience on Instagram and on Quest VR into what's best for...
Sheryl Sandberg leaving Facebook parent company Meta after 14 years
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Sheryl Sandberg leaving Facebook parent company Meta after 14 years

Meta's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is leaving the company after 14 years, she announced Wednesday in a Facebook post.Sandberg will be replaced by Javier Olivan, the company's current chief growth officer, after a transition period this summer. She will continue to serve on the Board of Directors."I am not entirely sure what the future will bring," Sandberg wrote on Facebook. "But I know it will include focusing more on my foundation and philanthropic work, which is more important to me than ever given how critical this moment is for women." Sandberg has been with the company since 2008, and has often been credited with helping shephard it from the business Mark Zuckerberg started in his dorm room to a $100 billion publicly traded company. S...