Make sure social media is a GoT spoiler-free zone

The internet is pretty much just concerned with Game of Thrones today. With the finale of the epic fantasy programme finally hitting screens last night, it seems like everyone is talking about it. But if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re going to find social media – especially Twitter – almost impossible to navigate without spoilers. Twitter’s unrelenting churn and […]

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Pope ordaining 19 men to priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis is ordaining 19 men to the priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica. Interested in Pope Francis? Most of them are Italians, but other seminarians are from Croatia, Peru, Haiti and Japan. Wearing white robes, the seminarians stood in three rows before the central altar after replying, “Here I am,” as their names were called one by one. Francis in […]

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UK proposes disabling social media ‘like’ feature for children

LONDON — Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect children’s online privacy. Under the draft rules, which were released for consultation on Monday, tech companies would not be allowed to use “nudge techniques” that encourage children to […]

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Senators introduce social media bill to ban ‘dark patterns’ tricks

WASHINGTON —Two US senators introduced a bill on Tuesday to ban social media companies like Facebook and Twitter from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data. The bill from Mark Warner, a Democrat, and Deb Fischer, a Republican, would also ban online platforms with more than 100 million monthly active users from designing addicting games or other websites for […]

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Atlassian’s Farquhar: social media laws will ‘cost jobs, damage tech’

Atlassian billionaire Scott Farquhar has joined the chorus of tech and media industry figures expressing concerns about new laws being rushed through parliament in the wake of the Christchurch massacre that could result in jail terms for tech executives and multi-billion-dollar fines for their employers. Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar has taken to Twitter to express his concerns over Australia’s new social […]

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It’s time to act on social media after Christchurch: Microsoft boss

The terror attack in New Zealand was a "wake up moment" where regulation of the tech industry should be considered, the president of Microsoft told a meeting of Canberra business and academic leaders on Wednesday. Brad Smith was speaking after Prime Minister Scott Morrison threatened to toughen laws covering social media companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter if they failed to […]

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Devout Christian says universities shouldn’t be ‘thought police’

Devout Christian who was kicked off a social work degree after he posted ‘homosexuality is a sin’ on Facebook says universities shouldn’t be ‘thought police’ as he launches appeal Felix Ngole, from Yorkshire, posted homophobic comments on a public page The devout Christian argued against the legalisation of gay marriage in 2015 He was kicked off his social work masters […]

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