Internet safety

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Self-generated sexual abuse of children aged seven to 10 rises two-thirds
Disturbing global trend should be ‘entirely preventable’, says Internet Watch Foundation head

Dan Milmo, Global technology editor

08, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Teachers in England ‘fear they are missing signs of far-right radicalisation’
Headteachers say pandemic has worsened extremism among pupils as staff call for more training

Sally Weale Education correspondent

04, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Kemi Badenoch ‘completely wrong’ about online safety bill, say ministers
Culture secretary Nadine Dorries asks Tory leadership hopeful if suicide comes under ‘hurt feelings’

Dan Milmo and Alex Hern

14, Jul, 2022 @11:35 AM

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Flawed online safety bill is disaster for free speech, claim Tories
David Davis describes flagship legislation as ‘biggest accidental curtailment in modern history’

Alex Hern and Dan Milmo

13, Jul, 2022 @8:58 AM

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Instagram to try out stronger age checks including video selfies
Verification in US will require youngsters to provide video or find three adults to vouch for them

Alex Hern Global technology editor

23, Jun, 2022 @11:13 AM

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Internet porn executives resign after revelations the company’s sites hosted underage videos
CEO and COO of Mindgeek insist their departures are unrelated to the New Yorker’s reporting

Nina Lakhani

22, Jun, 2022 @1:31 PM

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I am not a robot: iOS verification update marks end of ‘captchas’
Tests where you are asked to spot traffic lights or type out wobbly letters may be a thing of the past

Alex Hern Technology editor

21, Jun, 2022 @9:47 AM

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Sheryl Sandberg’s influence reaches all of us. But it’s a troubling legacy | Stephanie Hare
From epic data mining to shocking failures of content moderation, Meta’s COO passes on a vast clean-up job

Stephanie Hare

05, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Alexa, why have you charged me £2 to say the Hail Mary?
Patricia Collinson, 87, unwittingly ordered an Amazon subscription for app to say a prayer

Patrick Collinson

28, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Think Before You Link’: app launched to help social media users detect fake profiles
Ken McCallum, the director general of M15, said malicious profiles were being used on an ‘industrial scale’

Harry Taylor

16, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Reversing Trump Twitter ban will provoke user backlash, Elon Musk warned
Rights groups fear Twitter buyer could open door to conspiracy theorists and contravene UK online safety bill

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

11, May, 2022 @1:20 PM

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Russia’s trolling on Ukraine gets ‘incredible traction’ on TikTok
US social media researcher says authentic-seeming accounts have hundreds of thousands of followers

Robert Booth

01, May, 2022 @3:50 PM

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