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Facebook fails to keep Messenger Kids’ safety promise

Facebook’s messaging app for under 13s, Messenger Kids — which launched two years ago pledging a “private” chat space for kids to talk with contacts specifically approved by their parents — has run into an embarrassing safety issue. The Verge obtained messages sent by Facebook to an unknown number of parents of users of the ...

Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature

An industry group of internet service providers has branded Firefox browser maker Mozilla an “internet villain” for supporting a DNS security standard. The U.K.’s Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA), the trade group for U.K. internet service providers, nominated the browser maker for its proposed effort to roll out the security feature, which they say will ...

Roblox hits milestone of 90M monthly active users

Kids gaming platform Roblox, most recently valued at over $2.5 billion, has reached a new milestone of 90 million monthly active users, the company said on Sunday. That’s up from the 70 million monthly actives it claimed at its last funding round – a $150 million Series F, announced last fall. The sizable increase in ...

YouTube under fire for recommending videos of kids with inappropriate comments

More than a year on from a child safety content moderation scandal on YouTube and it takes just a few clicks for the platform’s recommendation algorithms to redirect a search for “bikini haul” videos of adult women towards clips of ******** clad minors engaged in body contorting gymnastics or taking an icebath or ice lolly ******* ...

Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition

Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the legislation. The bill, in short, grants Australian police greater powers to issue “technical notices” — a nice way of forcing companies — even websites — operating in Australia to ...

Social Media and Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

01.26.2012 · Posted in Parenting Articles

Internet access and social media websites can be fun and educational, and can really broaden horizons for young people with intellectual disabilities. However, to ensure their safety, parents should be asking some questions and using the answers to set rules and boundaries around access to and use of social media websites. ...

Find Great Online Stores

08.01.2009 · Posted in Shopping and Fashion

It's a big web out there. And increasingly, it is getting harder and harder to find trustworthy sites with which to do business. Most of us have had to learn the hard way that just because a site has the lowest price on an item doesn't mean it is the best place to buy. In ...