Internet safety

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Covid lockdowns created ‘online backdoor’ for child abusers, says charity
Internet Watch Foundation reports rise in UK children aged seven to 10 manipulated into abusing themselves on camera

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

27, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Dating app background and ID checks being considered in bid to fight abuse
National roundtable mulls safety strategies as communications minister says ‘no one law is going to fix this issue’

Tamsin Rose

25, Jan, 2023 @7:14 AM

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Sunak on ‘shaky ground’ over concessions to rebels, say senior Tories
Former ministers say PM risks counter-rebellion over planning, environment and online safety amendments

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

18, Jan, 2023 @1:31 PM

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Donelan confirms stiffer online safety measures after backbench pressure
One new provision targets senior managers at tech platforms who ignore Ofcom enforcement notices

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

17, Jan, 2023 @4:06 PM

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Age checks, trolls and deepfakes: what’s in the online safety bill?
The legislation will place duties of care on tech companies to protect users from harmful content

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

17, Jan, 2023 @1:14 PM

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Tech bosses face jail if children not kept safe online after UK parliament deal
Rebel Tories drop amendment after ministers agree to make managers criminally liable for persistent breaches of duty of care

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

16, Jan, 2023 @11:36 PM

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Prosecute tech chiefs who endanger children, says Molly Russell’s father
Ian Russell says inquest into daughter’s death is ‘unique’ opportunity to make online platforms safer

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

16, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Minister refuses to rule out changes to UK online safety bill
Social media bosses who breach child safety rules may face jail if Ofcom given powers to prosecute

Kiran Stacey and Dan Milmo

13, Jan, 2023 @9:59 AM

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Darktrace shares fall below IPO price as new client sign-ups slow
Cybersecurity firm hits lowest level since flotation as co-founder fights extradition to US on fraud charges

Mark Sweney

11, Jan, 2023 @1:40 PM

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Twitter reportedly makes more cuts to online safety teams
A dozen people based in Dublin and Singapore who moderate content and monitor hate speech believed to have been let go

Danya Hajjaji and agencies

07, Jan, 2023 @11:48 PM

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Labour pledges to toughen ‘weakened and gutted’ online safety bill
Shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell vows to target algorithms that bombard children with harmful content if party wins power

Toby Helm

01, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Twitter restores suicide prevention feature
Move follows criticism of Elon Musk after #ThereIsHelp feature disappeared from searches

Nadeem Badshah and agency

24, Dec, 2022 @7:30 PM

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