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Social media terms 'jargon-busted' for teens

Social media terms 'jargon-busted' for teens

Technology
A set of jargon-busting guides that teach children about their rights on social media sites has been published.Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield said Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and YouTube had "not done enough" to clarify their policies.She simplified the websites' terms and conditions with privacy law firm Schillings.But Instagram said the simplified version of its terms contained "a number of inaccuracies". The slimmed-down guides are a response to the Commissioner's Growing Up Digital report, which found that most children do not understand the agreements they sign when they create social media accounts.All the sites require children to be over 13 to create an account."Children have absolutely no idea that they are giving away the right to privacy or the ownership of t...
Social media warned to crack down on hate speech

Social media warned to crack down on hate speech

Technology
The EU is urging social networks to be more proactive in both preventing and swiftly removing hate speech.It has produced a list of guidelines that include the increased use of automation to stop removed content being reposted, and removing flagged content more quickly.Tech firms will be monitored by the EU in the coming months, the commission said.One MEP said automation should not determine the suitability of content.The commission, which said it might also consider further regulation, also urges social platforms to work more closely with authorities and to invest more in automated tools for flagging content which incites hatred, violence and terrorism.'Clear signal'A European Commission research project carried out last year found that only 40% of hate speech was removed within 24 hours...
Mayweather vs. McGregor: Study breaks down earnings, social reach for fight

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Study breaks down earnings, social reach for fight

Sports
Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A new study revealed that Floyd Mayweather made $ 59,347 per second for his fight against Conor McGregor and many other interesting statistics from the bout.Casino.org released the study, using the guaranteed purse figures released on the morning of the fight. The Casino.org team broke down the earnings by second, minute and punches thrown. The fight statistics were taken from Showtime's Shoe Stats.Mayweather had an estimated $ 100 million purse from the fight, while McGregor pulled in $ 30 million. The fighters pulled in additional dollars from promotional revenue.While Mayweather won the fight, moved to 50-0 as a boxer and earned nearly $ 60,000 per second fought, McGregor cashed in for $ 17,804 per second in the fight. "Money" earned more than $ 3.5 million per minute w...
Naomi Campbell, Vogue and the photo that caused a social media backlash

Naomi Campbell, Vogue and the photo that caused a social media backlash

Entertainment
Naomi Campbell has criticised the lack of diversity among the staff at British Vogue under its previous editor.The supermodel posted the magazine's last staff photo, which featured no black faces among the 55-strong team.It was taken before Edward Enninful took the reins as the magazine's first black editor earlier this month."Looking forward to an inclusive and diverse staff now that @edward_enninful is the editor," Campbell wrote on Instagram.Broadcaster and commentator Edward Adoo said the Vogue staff photo looked like a snapshot of "very old school Britain".He told BBC News: "It seemed there was no room for anyone else. It seemed like the Sloanies' club. In the whole fashion industry, the mainstream element feels very middle class, very white, very controlled, and there needs to be som...
How Blockchain Will Shape the Future of Social Networks

How Blockchain Will Shape the Future of Social Networks

Finance
Shutterstock photo“If you’re not paying for the product, then you’re the product...” The saying may be well-versed in the world of social networks, however many users aren’t aware of the true price they are paying while posting online.Many of the major social networking websites of today are all free to use, so naturally users aren’t aware of any hidden costs. While at the other end, the sites themselves keep becoming more and more valuable based on the contributions and data provided by users.According to Metcalfe’s law, the value of a social network is directly proportional to the square of number of users. This is evident in the recent sky-high valuations of companies like Snapchat, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Whatsapp which have billions of dollars in market cap, even though some are yet t