Meta Platforms had 34 patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. Meta Platforms Inc filed patents related to user account settings to restrict sensitive content based on age, device verification for secure messaging, QoS information transmission between devices, packet generation for communication, and a wrist device for biometric analysis with interchangeable modules for data analysis and charging. GlobalData’s report on Meta Platforms gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Meta Platforms grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 32% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Safe content discovery (Patent ID: US20240104236A1)

The patent filed by Meta Platforms Inc. describes a method for generating user accounts on a social networking system based on sensitive content classifications and user age. The method involves determining a threshold user tolerance level for sensitive content, receiving user data including age, generating the user account, and configuring account settings to restrict sensitive content if the user's age does not meet the threshold. The system aims to screen content like nudity, violence, sexuality, and obscenity based on user age and sensitivity thresholds, with options for users to adjust settings and control content visibility.

The patent also includes claims for a system and computer-readable media storing instructions to perform the method described. It outlines operations such as receiving user requests, determining tolerance levels for sensitive content, and configuring account settings accordingly. The system is designed to filter, down-rank, or warn users about sensitive content based on age and classification thresholds, ensuring a safer and more controlled social networking experience. The media further emphasizes the screening of sensitive content across various platform features like explore pages, reels, searches, and comments, with specific age thresholds ranging from 14 to 18 years old.

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