e safety

Gaming ban would stifle interest in STEM, warns BCS
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Policy & legislation

Gaming ban would stifle interest in STEM, warns BCS

The warning comes after China banned online gamers under 18 from playing on weekdays
9 Sep 2021
AWS to expand Trust and Safety team amid fight against harmful content
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS to expand Trust and Safety team amid fight against harmful content

Amazon has denied Reuters' reports of changing "policies or processes"
6 Sep 2021
More than 90 global privacy groups urge Apple to abandon CSAM surveillance
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privacy

More than 90 global privacy groups urge Apple to abandon CSAM surveillance

Groups warn the tech could be exploited by “abusive adults”
19 Aug 2021
Apple shifts stance on CSAM scanning following widespread criticism
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privacy

Apple shifts stance on CSAM scanning following widespread criticism

The tech giant will now only flag images that had been supplied by clearinghouses in multiple countries
16 Aug 2021
What is e-safety?
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e safety

What is e-safety?

We explain what e-safety is and how it can be managed in schools and beyond
13 Aug 2021
Privacy concerns mount over Apple's plan to scan iPhones for child sexual abuse images
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e safety

Privacy concerns mount over Apple's plan to scan iPhones for child sexual abuse images

Edward Snowden publicly criticised Apple’s decision, comparing the tech giant’s flagship devices to surveillance agents
6 Aug 2021
BCS calls for social media platforms to verify users to curb abuse
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social media

BCS calls for social media platforms to verify users to curb abuse

The move comes after a number of racist posts targeted England players on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram following Euros 2020 defeat
12 Jul 2021
The pros and cons of net neutrality
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Business strategy

The pros and cons of net neutrality

Still on the fence about net neutrality? Here's both sides of the argument
27 Apr 2021
TikTok faces billion-pound legal battle over "illegal" data collection
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data protection

TikTok faces billion-pound legal battle over "illegal" data collection

The video-sharing platform is accused of collecting personal data belonging to millions of children in Europe
21 Apr 2021
UK gov warns Facebook's encryption plan could harm child safety
The Home Secretary Priti Patel
encryption

UK gov warns Facebook's encryption plan could harm child safety

Home secretary Priti Patel is set to deliver a speech on the dangerous effects of end-to-end encryption
19 Apr 2021
NCA warns of spike in online threats to children during coronavirus lockdown
e safety

NCA warns of spike in online threats to children during coronavirus lockdown

The agency believes 300,000 individuals in the UK could be attempting to groom children online
3 Apr 2020
NCA demands tech companies do more to prevent child abuse
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e safety

NCA demands tech companies do more to prevent child abuse

Investigators report that child abuse material was possible to find “in just three clicks”
14 Feb 2020
FBI embarks on cyber criminal detainment spree
Arrest
Security

FBI embarks on cyber criminal detainment spree

Coordinated effort leads to hundreds of arrests and $3.7 million seized from phishing gangs around the world
11 Sep 2019
Mozilla branded a ‘villain’ for DNS over HTTPS support
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Network & Internet

Mozilla branded a ‘villain’ for DNS over HTTPS support

Privacy group ridicules ISPA nomination and claims it's "a bit like saying peanut butter is evil"
5 Jul 2019
Mozilla details anti-tracking policies in full
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web browser

Mozilla details anti-tracking policies in full

The measures aim to mitigate the ‘harmful’ effects of ad tracking in the latest Firefox release
29 Jan 2019
Face recognition tool could slurp Facebook data
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Security

Face recognition tool could slurp Facebook data

Security company claims software creates a level playing field for white hats and pen testers
10 Aug 2018
Government expands child safety group to cover wider public
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Policy & legislation

Government expands child safety group to cover wider public

The council will focus on combating online harm, extremism, and violence against women, among other areas
27 Jul 2018
Twitter alerts uses after finding password-revealing bug
Security

Twitter alerts uses after finding password-revealing bug

The company is advising users to reset their passwords 'in the interests of caution'
4 May 2018
Amber Rudd sets aside £9m to clamp down on the dark web
e safety

Amber Rudd sets aside £9m to clamp down on the dark web

The home secretary hopes to clean up the dark web and stop its criminal activity
11 Apr 2018
NCSC blocks millions of cyber attacks launched against UK
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC blocks millions of cyber attacks launched against UK

But hackers will respond with fresh ways to target businesses and citizens, body warns
5 Feb 2018
UK threatens tax on 'ruthless profiteer' social media giants
IT regulation

UK threatens tax on 'ruthless profiteer' social media giants

Security Minister Ben Wallace says tech companies are failing to curb extremist material
2 Jan 2018
Tories to reveal how they'll make UK internet the safest
Policy & legislation

Tories to reveal how they'll make UK internet the safest

Culture Secretary to release green paper on digital safety plans next week
2 Oct 2017
Safer Internet Day could teach businesses a thing or two
Security

Safer Internet Day could teach businesses a thing or two

Safer Internet Day 2016 promotes better web security for families - but corporations should listen up as well
9 Feb 2016