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Fatima Payman admits she ‘upset a few colleagues’ by crossing the floor – as it happened
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Natasha May (now) and Emily Wind (earlier)

28, Jun, 2024 @7:38 AM

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Meta revokes job offer to sextortion expert after he publicly criticizes Instagram
Exclusive: Paul Raffile held webinar where he said app failed to protect children, and his offer was rescinded hours later

Katie McQue

16, May, 2024 @3:53 PM

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Young people buying large knives on Telegram and TikTok, police say
Commander says authorities scrambling to keep up with supply trends as knife crimes rise

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

14, May, 2024 @11:00 PM

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TechScape: How Snapchat is saving itself – and keeping up with Silicon Valley giants
The messaging service pegs itself as the ‘happiest place’ online, but Snap’s Ronan Harris explain how its post-pandemic struggles has made it focus on being friendlier not just to users but to small businesses, too

Alex Hern

07, May, 2024 @10:35 AM

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Snapchat parent company sees shares surge as improved ad system pays off
Snap’s share surged 21% in after-hours trading as app’s users increased by 422 million, bringing in $1.2bn in revenue

Guardian staff and agencies

25, Apr, 2024 @9:20 PM

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Child sexual abuse content growing online with AI-made images, report says
More children and families extorted with AI-made photos and videos, says National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Katie McQue

16, Apr, 2024 @1:00 PM

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If you really want kids to spend less time online, make space for them in the real world | Gaby Hinsliff
Tech firms can do more, but it’s the government’s job to ensure children have safe places to play – and it’s not doing it, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

02, Apr, 2024 @5:00 AM

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Canada school boards accuse social media firms of ‘rewiring’ how kids think
District education authorities launch multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Meta, Snap Inc and ByteDance

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

28, Mar, 2024 @3:18 PM

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Violent online content ‘unavoidable’ for UK children, Ofcom finds
Every child interviewed by media watchdog had watched violent material on the internet

Alex Hern UK technology editor

15, Mar, 2024 @12:01 AM

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EU calls on tech firms to outline plans to tackle deepfakes amid election fears
Move involving companies such as Google, Facebook and X comes after evidence of Russian online interference in polls

Lisa O'Carroll and Alex Hern

14, Mar, 2024 @2:46 PM

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Social media dos and don’ts for parents | Letter
Letter: Prof Rose Capdevila and Prof Lisa Lazard on their research exploring when and where children are happy for their parents to share photos of themem

04, Mar, 2024 @5:04 PM

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Crimes involving child abuse imagery are up by a quarter in UK, says NSPCC
Nearly half of incidents where platform was known occurred on Snapchat, with 26% on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

Alex Hern UK technology editor

01, Mar, 2024 @7:00 AM

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