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Parents/Carers News

10 March 2020

A teenager from the West Midlands is urging young girls to "find their voice" and speak out against upskirting.

Upskirting is when images are taken underneath a victim's clothing without permission and often undetected.

Morgan was targeted in her local swimming pool two years ago. Now 17, she's trying to raise awareness of a law which came into force last April making upskirting a criminal offence in England and Wales.

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31 January 2020

When should we silence those who we disagree with?

Controversial commentator Katie Hopkins has had her Twitter account suspended for violating its anti-hate policy.

Twitter typically doesn't comment when an account is suspended.

Late last year Twitter broke its silence on why it has not blocked US President Donald Trump, who in the eyes of many has tweeted or reposted hateful comments. Twitter said it made exceptions for world leaders.

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26 January 2020

Airbnb has developed technology that looks at guests’ online “personalities” when they book a break to calculate the risk of them trashing a host’s home.

Details have emerged of its “trait analyser” software built to scour the web to assess users’ “trustworthiness and compatibility” as well as their “behavioural and personality traits” in a bid to forecast suitability to rent a property.

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