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Should untrained under-18s be banned by law from social media?

Should untrained under-18s be banned by law from social media?

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Child health care specialists have called for anyone under the age of 18 be banned from using social media without training. The call from StemProtect.co.uk (the UK’s stem cell bank) comes at a time when cyber bullying and mental health issues among teens and young children are at an all-time high. An estimated one in three […]

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News highlights – 11 October 2017

News highlights – 11 October 2017

Written by on October 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 11 October 2017 Oi submits restructuring plan BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian phone carrier Oi SA submitted a plan on Wednesday to restructure its 65.4 billion-real ($21 billion) debt burden with a proposal to limit the debt-for-equity swap demanded by creditors to 25 percent of capital. Read more… Samsung chief begins […]

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What happens to your online personal data after you pass on?

What happens to your online personal data after you pass on?

Written by on October 6, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

A group of lawyers are pressuring EU legislators to propose rules that could force internet platforms to hand over data that belongs to another person who had died or is being cared for. Lawyers pushing for new legislation argue that there is a need to create rules that apply across the bloc because internet companies, […]

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UK’s Rudd off to Silicon Valley to enlist more help against extremism

UK’s Rudd off to Silicon Valley to enlist more help against extremism

Written by on August 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s interior minister travels to Silicon Valley this week to ask social media companies such as YouTube to step up efforts to counter or remove content that incites militants, a source with knowledge of the visit said. After four militant attacks in Britain which killed 36 people this year, senior ministers have […]

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Pressure mounting on Facebook, others, to amend user terms

Pressure mounting on Facebook, others, to amend user terms

Written by on July 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient. The European Commission and consumer protection authorities in the bloc wrote to the three companies in June, asking […]

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News highlights – 1 May

News highlights – 1 May

Written by on May 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 1 May Social media in the dock for not filtering content LONDON(Reuters) – Social media were heavily criticized by a committee of British lawmakers on Monday for failing to do enough to remove illegal and extremist material posted on their sites, and for not preventing it appearing in the first place. Read […]

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News highlights – 22 March

News highlights – 22 March

Written by on March 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 22 March Instagram hits milestone million advertisers SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Instagram is expected to announce on Wednesday that it has reached more than 1 million monthly active advertisers, as the Facebook Inc-owned photo-sharing app tries to become a center of online commerce. Read more… Vestager reviewing Facebook response to WhatsApp purchase […]

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Why social media companies should stop being ‘all things to all men’

Why social media companies should stop being ‘all things to all men’

Written by on February 10, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

With the bizarre terms surrounding the Snap IPO, the focus this week seems to be firmly back on social media. To be frank, you have to wonder whether there is a grand plan behind some of the trends, directions and announcements coming out of social media companies or whether they are beginning to flail around for […]

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Is there about to be a backlash against social media?

Is there about to be a backlash against social media?

Written by on January 27, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

That sloshing sound you hear during the first half of January is the sound of hot and cold running predictions. These tend to form a sludge that can take up most of your inbox. Some predictions are actually quite good, some are pedestrian, some are little more than clickbait, for instance an email about an infographic, […]

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Telenor predicts the rise of IoT, chatbots but not social media

Telenor predicts the rise of IoT, chatbots but not social media

Written by on January 24, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

2017 could be the year that artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and chatbots go truly mainstream, while millennials may decide to take extended breaks from social media, according to Telenor Group’s Research arm. Telenor Research has published what it sees as the key global tech trends for the coming year, much of which was […]

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