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Britney Spears shares old photo with Justin Timberlake on Instagram

Britney Spears shares old photo with Justin Timberlake on Instagram

Entertainment
April 10 (UPI) -- Pop music icon Britney Spears shared on Instagram an old photo of her with her sister Jamie Lynn and her former beau, singer Justin Timberlake. The undated snapshot showed Jamie Lynn as a little girl with glasses, laughing with her sibling and Timberlake. Advertisement "Happy belated birthday to this beautiful soul!!!" Spears captioned the image Friday, in honor of actress and singer Jamie Lynn's 30th birthday, which was on April 4. "I love you so much and damn it I wish I was as smart as you at 30!!!! It's weird to say that I was basically your momma when you were younger and yes I'm still older but your soul is and always has been wise !!!! I'm truly and genuinely inspired by your path and the life you have created for your beautiful children and I'm so [expletive] pro...
Police uncover teenage girl ‘suicide’ Instagram group

Police uncover teenage girl ‘suicide’ Instagram group

Technology
Getty ImagesSocial media groups involving teenage girls that led to "suicidal crises" and "serious self-harm" have been uncovered by police, BBC News has learned.Twelve girls, aged between 12 and 16 years old and from across southern England, were part of an Instagram chat group whose name refers to suicide.The group was discovered when three of the girls went missing and were found seriously unwell in London.Instagram says it found no suicide or self-harm related content in the group. 'Serious self-harm'BBC News has obtained a police briefing about the investigation which discovered the online groups.It says "peer-to-peer influence increased suicidal ideation amongst the children involved to the extent that several escalated to suicidal crises and serious self-harm."How can we protect soc...
Instagram to allow teens to block messages from adults

Instagram to allow teens to block messages from adults

Technology
Instagram is introducing new anti-grooming safety measures that will prevent adult users from sending direct messages to teenagers unless they follow them.It follows criticism of Facebook over its actions on child grooming, with multiple international statements calling for the company to ensure that young people using its platforms were kept safe. Of particular concern has been the company's plans to move all of its platforms to using end-to-end encryption, similar to WhatsApp. Critics allege this would disable Facebook's own internal monitoring of messages for potential grooming. Image: Facebook also owns Instagram and WhatsApp Instagram's policies require that all of its users are over 13. People who identify themselves as teenager...
Instagram photos help Facebook AI ‘teach itself’

Instagram photos help Facebook AI ‘teach itself’

Technology
FacebookOne billion public-facing Instagram photos were used to train an algorithm created by Facebook to learn to recognise images by itself.Traditionally, algorithms have been trained on datasets which have already been categorised by humans - labelled cats, dogs or flowers, for example.But the Instagram photos were presented to the algorithm without the labelling.Afterwards it was able to correctly identify images with 84.5% accuracy, Facebook reported.Facebook has called its system Seer, an abbreviation of self-supervised. AI expert Calum Chase said the system "could be an important step towards the holy grail of computers with common sense" if it proved effective in the long term.There are other firms also working on similar processes.Facebook said that while this sort of technique ha...
Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague broke rules with Instagram giveaway

Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague broke rules with Instagram giveaway

Technology
Getty ImagesMolly-Mae Hague has fallen foul of the UK's advertising watchdog for a second time.The Love Island star has been reprimanded for running an £8,000 online prize draw that failed to follow the rules for such competitions. The watchdog said she had been unable to provide evidence the winners had been randomly and fairly picked.One lawyer said it suggests the authority is now pursuing a wider range of cases against influencers.Until recently, its focus has been on those who simply failed to flag paid-for posts as being ads.Ms Hague previously had a complaint upheld against her for failing to make clear one of her posts was an advert for an online clothing retailer.Fake tansThe 21-year-old rose to prominence after appearing on ITV's dating reality show Love Island in 2019, when she ...