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TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

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A month after federal regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect children and teenagers, TikTok is tightening its privacy practices for the under-18 crowdBy BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology WriterJanuary 13, 2021, 10:00 AM• 2 min readA month after federal regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect children and teenagers, TikTok is tightening its privacy practices for the under-18 crowd.Starting on Wednesday, default privacy setting for accounts with users aged 13 to 15 will be private. That means only someone the user approves as a follower can view their videos, which was not the case previously. But teens can still change this setting to public if they want.Older teenagers won't see this default setting change. For users aged 16 or 17, the default se
Facebook removes app features over privacy rules

Facebook removes app features over privacy rules

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Facebook has removed a number of features from its Instagram and Messenger apps in Europe due to what it says is an update to EU privacy rules - including security features it uses to scan for child abuse content. A recent change to the ePrivacy Directive, that was designed to prevent companies such as Facebook mining message content and metadata for advertising purposes, has instead resulted in the company turning a number of features off. Features including creating polls in apps, using stickers and other augmented reality image filters on Instagram, and giving Messenger contacts nicknames are among those now turned off for Facebook users within the European Union and UK. Image: The block is impacting a number of Facebook apps Core ...
‘Viewers don’t believe my Big Show features are real’

‘Viewers don’t believe my Big Show features are real’

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Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue features first transgender model

Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue features first transgender model

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July 11 (UPI) -- On Friday Valentina Sampaio became the first transgender woman to be featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The 23-year-old Brazilian model became the first openly transgender model for Victoria's Secret and in 2017 was featured on the cover of French Vogue, becoming the first transgender woman featured on the cover of a Vogue edition. Advertisement In a personal essay on the magazine's website, Sampaio, who grew up in a fishing village in northern Brazil, wrote that she was grateful for the opportunity "my intention is to honor that as best I can." "Being trans usually means facing closed doors to peoples' hearts and minds," Sampaio wrote. "We face snickers, insults, fearful reactions and physical violations just for existing. Our options for growing up in a ...
Apple chases Android features with new iOS updates

Apple chases Android features with new iOS updates

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Apple came out chasing Google in an event on Monday which announced dozens of new features for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac lines.With attendees forced to tune in remotely for its annual worldwide developers conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company stressed its products' privacy features and performance. The company's chief executive Tim Cook opened WWDC with a keynote address dedicated to those campaigning in the US against racism in all levels of society, expressing his company's corporate initiatives to address systemic problems especially facing African Americans."Our mission has always been to make the world a better place," he said. "And we're committed to being a force for change." ...