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Why Instagram could block you if you don’t tell it how old you are
Social media companies are rushing to meet the requirements of new UK rules that could hand them €20m fines if they fail to keep underage users safe
Lawmakers scrutinize Facebook after revealing report on Instagram’s negative impact on teens
Facebook is again receiving bipartisan criticism from lawmakers following a report showing the tech giant is aware of Instagram’s negative impact on teenagers’ mental health.
Facebook slams Wall Street Journal reports as ‘deliberate mischaracterisations’
The company’s vice-president of global affairs said the paper had not presented the whole picture on the ‘difficult issues’
Tech Tent - what next for Wikipedia?
It's the go-to site for information on just about everything but until recently Wikipedia has mostly avoided the battles over abusive behaviour and fake news that have plagued t...
Senators to investigate Facebook after WSJ report on Instagram's negative effect on mental health
Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., plan on investigating the tech giant
Microsoft's passwordless plans lets users switch to app-based login
Microsoft has announced users can now delete all passwords from their accounts and instead login using an authenticator app or other solution.
After Apple And Google, Telegram Blocks Russia Opposition Bot During Vote
Telegram's removal of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's "Smart Voting" bot was related to Russia's ban on campaigning during voting, said the messenger's founder.
Nicki Minaj says she's in 'Twitter jail,' will never use platform again
Rapper Nicki Minaj says she is in "Twitter jail" following controversial tweets, and vows to never use the platform again
TikTok faces privacy investigations by EU watchdog
TikTok is under investigation by The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) - its lead regulator in the EU - over two privacy-related issues.
Wikipedia blames pro-China infiltration for bans
Wikipedia has suffered an "infiltration" that sought to advance the aims of China, the US non-profit organisation that owns the volunteer-edited encyclopaedia has said.
Interpol Aids Police Targeting Illicit Gambling, 1,400 Arrested
In a blow to organized crime groups profiting off of illegal gambling networks, Interpol aided police raids across Asia and Europe, which seized US$7.9 million in cash and arres...
TikTok & Twitter trolls in France’s crosshairs as education minister intervenes in bizarre high school cyberbullying campaign
French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has urged schools to “reinforce vigilance” against a cyberbullying campaign high-school seniors are waging against incoming junior...
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