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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Pope's sex abuse prevention summit explained

Pope Francis is hosting a four-day summit on preventing clergy sexual abuse, a high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops around the world that the problem is global and that there are consequences if they cover it up. The meeting opening Thursday comes at a critical time for the church and Francis’ papacy, following the explosion of the scandal […]

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Social worker, 32, busted sending foster dad lingerie selfies after his girlfriend found sexts on his iPad

Lucy Bagnall, 32, is said to have messaged the pictures of herself in her underwear to the father behind the back of his partner, after the foster couple took a child into their home. A misconduct hearing was told she was the supervising social worker for the couple when they fostered – but began to spark "intimate or sexual" conversations […]

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Social media hunt to expose man who had one-night-stand in Blackpool

Is this Ben from Chesterfield? Social media users hunt to expose lothario who had one-night-stand on Blackpool beach THEN revealed he had girlfriend ‘Ben’ had sex with woman in Blackpool before telling her he was in a relationship He then told her he would delete her number so his girlfriend wouldn’t find out Kayleigh Bettney named the man as her […]

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Social Seen: All eyes on Emily Ratajkowski in Sydney

American it girl, model and actor Emily Ratajkowski was flown into town this week as the star guest of a men's awards night held at The Star. Emily Ratajkowski and Jordan Barrett at an awards night at The Star on Wednesday.Credit:AAP Coincidentally, the 27-year-old also picked up the gong for international woman of the year at the event, which was […]

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