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Leo Kelion / BBC:
UK government announces that porn websites will have to introduce age-checks by July 15; sites failing to comply will face being blocked by ISPs   —  An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites will come into force on 15 July.
Apr 17, 2019, 8:00 AMIn context
UK data watchdog proposes a 16-rule code of practice for online services to protect children's privacy that includes ending “nudge techniques” and more   —  Facebook and Instagram face a ban on letting under-18s “like” posts on their platforms while Snapchat could be prevented …
Apr 15, 2019, 10:46 AMIn context
Dominic Casciani / BBC:
UK student arrested over 4 years ago is sentenced to 6+ years for a blackmail scheme that involved buying ads on porn sites that installed ransomware if clicked   —  A student who made hundreds of thousands of pounds blackmailing pornography website users with cyber attacks has been jailed.
Apr 9, 2019, 2:22 PMIn context
UK whitepaper proposes “code of best practice” for how internet platforms should deal with harmful content, suggests expanding liability to tech company execs   —  Internet sites could be fined or blocked if they fail to tackle “online harms” such as terrorist propaganda and child abuse, under government plans.
Apr 7, 2019, 8:04 PMIn context
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
Study: review of data from previous studies on 17,000 teens finds little evidence of a link between the amount of time they spend on devices and their wellbeing   —  There is little evidence of a link between the amount of time teenagers spend on devices and their general wellbeing, a study has suggested.
Apr 5, 2019, 4:35 PMIn context
Joe Tidy / BBC:
Profile of reclusive infosec expert Fabian Wosar, who has devoted himself, at huge personal cost, to helping victims of ransomware around the world   —  The perilous life of the computer virus cracker making powerful enemies online  —  Fabian is world renowned for destroying ransomware …
Mar 18, 2019, 8:30 AMIn context
Facebook says it has removed 23 Pages, 74 accounts, 5 Groups, and 35 Instagram accounts that were part of a UK-based, domestic-focused misinformation network   —  Facebook has removed more than 130 accounts, pages and groups it says were part of a UK-based misinformation network.
Mar 7, 2019, 12:17 PMIn context
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says there is “no way the US can crush us” and that “our company will never undertake any spying activities”   —  The founder of Huawei has said there is “no way the US can crush” the company, in an exclusive interview with the BBC.
Feb 19, 2019, 6:20 AMIn context
Dave Lee / BBC:
Interview with GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon on medical fundraisers, some campaigns becoming highly politicized, fighting scams, and more   —  Kelsey Colker is less than a year old but she's already spent more time in hospital than most of us will in our lifetime.
Feb 16, 2019, 5:55 PMIn context
Germany orders Facebook to stop combining data from WhatsApp, Instagram, and third-party sites with data in a user's main Facebook account without their consent   —  Germany's competition authority has told Facebook it can only continue gathering so much data about users from beyond its app and website if it gets individuals' consent.
Feb 7, 2019, 6:05 AMIn context

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