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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

Young People News

19 July 2022

On Monday (18 July), a report was released by Bot Sentinel, a non-partisan website that uses AI to track and fight disinformation and targeted harrassment.

“We believe Twitter users should be able to engage in healthy online discourse without inauthentic accounts, toxic trolls, foreign countries, and organised groups manipulating the conversation,” their website reads.

The software studied more than 14,000 hashtags such as “#AmberHeardIsAnAbuser” and “#AmberHeardIsALiar”.

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18 July 2022

Amazon, the online retail giant, has confirmed handing over Ring doorbell camera footage to law enforcement at least eleven times so far this year without a search warrant or the knowledge of the owner, according to a disclosure shared by U.S. Senator Ed Markey on Wednesday.

 

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07 July 2022

Informaton from iNEQE

 

'What is Meet Up?Snapchat’s newest feature adds an extra layer to their existing Snap Map feature by allowing users to get directions to their friend’s exact location. It pairs with Apple Maps and Google Maps apps, which show how long it would take someone to walk, drive, or use public transport to reach the address. Essentially – with the click of a few buttons, anyone is able to gain access to your workplace, school, or home address and the fastest route to get there.'

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04 July 2022

Apple has responded as a woman claimed she was tracked by the tech company’s AirTags.

AirTags were released by Apple last year and were developed as a way to track keys or personal items, but there have been numerous reports of people being tracked with the devices.

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02 July 2022

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to strip federal abortion rights in the U.S., many people are questioning how the apps they use every day might suddenly be turned against them.

As concerns mount over the endless well of data that tech companies built an entire industry around, Google is taking at least one step to mitigate some potential harm related to location tracking.

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