Internet safety

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Fifteen times more child sexual abuse material found online than 10 years ago
Experts from Internet Watch Foundation demand UK uses online safety bill to protect children

Sarah Marsh

13, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Facebook cannot moderate itself - its problems have only just begun | Chris Stokel-Walker
Whistleblower testimony about the company’s continuing failure to address problems is pushing legislators to act, says technology writer Chris Stokel-Walker

Chris Stokel-Walker

26, Oct, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen calls for urgent external regulation
Ex-employee tells UK MPs Mark Zuckerberg ‘has unilateral control over 3bn people’ due to his position

Jim Waterson and Dan Milmo

25, Oct, 2021 @5:44 PM

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Government ‘rows back’ on PM’s pledge to sanction tech bosses
Boris Johnson appeared to back idea at PMQs but sources say online harms bill may not include it

Peter Walker and Jessica Elgot

20, Oct, 2021 @7:51 PM

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UK Covid: Sajid Javid warns country could hit 100,000 cases per day and urges people to get jabs – as it happened
Health secretary says ‘pandemic is not over’ but confirms UK will not implement its ‘plan B’ measures just now

Kevin Rawlinson and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

20, Oct, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Google warns of surge in activity by state-backed hackers
More than 50,000 alerts sent so far this year, including of an Iranian group that targeted a UK university

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

15, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Facebook must prioritise children’s wellbeing, Zuckerberg is told
UK campaigners write to chief executive with list of demands to ensure online safety of young people

Dan Milmo

15, Oct, 2021 @4:01 AM

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A Facebook health warning: inside the 15 October Guardian Weekly
Is the social network the 21st-century version of Big Tobacco?

Graham Snowdon

14, Oct, 2021 @8:34 AM

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Facebook is ‘biased against facts’, says Nobel prize winner
Philippines journalist Maria Ressa says social media firm is threat to democracy and failing to halt spread of misinformation

Michael Savage

09, Oct, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Revealed: anti-vaccine TikTok videos being viewed by children as young as nine
Covid misinformation remains on site for months adding to concern over impact of social media on young people

Jamie Grierson, Dan Milmo and Hibaq Farah

08, Oct, 2021 @6:15 PM

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The Guardian view on Facebook: the anti-social network | Editorial
Editorial: The era when tech giants could amass vast power without responsibility is thankfully drawing to a close


07, Oct, 2021 @5:17 PM

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Websites hosting porn in UK told to enforce age checks or face fines
Ofcom threatens severe financial penalties for sites such as OnlyFans and video apps including TikTok

Jamie Grierson and Dan Milmo

05, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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