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TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

Technology
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
European Super League: Poll finds younger fans happier about prospect of breakaway league

European Super League: Poll finds younger fans happier about prospect of breakaway league

Sports
The European Super League. A topic that keeps raising its head and always proves controversial.The theory is that the continent's top sides will eventually break away from their domestic leagues to form their own competition.But what do the fans think? A BBC Sport poll suggests that depends on their age, what club they support and where they live.In a Savanta ComRes poll of 2,100 football fans, almost half of younger fans (48%) said they would be happy about the prospect of a European Super League, while 18% said they would be unhappy.In contrast, just 10% of fans aged 55 and over were happy about the idea, with close to two-thirds (63%) unhappy.The poll also shows:Across all ages, 30% of fans were happy about the idea of a European Super League, with 40% unhappy.More than a third (35%) of...
Trees in forests all over the world are getting younger, shorter

Trees in forests all over the world are getting younger, shorter

Science
May 29 (UPI) -- Trees in forests around the world are getting younger and shorter as a result of human-caused climate change and other environmental stressors. New research, published Friday in the journal Science, suggests rising global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations over the last century, combined with an uptick in environmental stress and extreme weather events, have significantly altered the makeup of the planet's forests. Advertisement The changes have left old growth forests especially vulnerable. For the study, researchers recorded satellite measurements of global forests and completed a survey of the scientific literature on forest health over the last several decades. Their efforts showed increases in tree mortality have left many forests dominated by younger, sh...
Yes to brunch, no to Coachella. Here’s how younger Americans plan to spend after the coronavirus crisis

Yes to brunch, no to Coachella. Here’s how younger Americans plan to spend after the coronavirus crisis

Finance
miodrag ignjatovicYounger Americans are eager to eat and drink out in public again.They will, however, likely shy away in large numbers from festivals, sports venues and international trips for a while once conoravirus lockdowns are lifted across the U.S., perhaps preferring to shop online from home while waiting to see how vaccine trials pan out.That's according to a recent poll of so-called Gen Z and millennial consumers from TruePublic. The Chicago-based research and opinion firm queried Americans ages 16 to 35 about how soon they'd been willing to re-engage in favorite  lifestyle activities after the pandemic begins to subside. The findings could be good news for some industries but spell trouble for others — although TruePublic co-founder and CEO Kaben Clausen offe
Here’s where younger generations expect their retirement income to come from

Here’s where younger generations expect their retirement income to come from

Finance
Hero Images | Hero Images | Getty ImagesMany Americans believe they will live longer than their parents.For younger generations, that has led to a big concern: how they will provide financially for those extended years.That's according to a new online poll from the Longevity Project and Morning Consult, which surveyed 2,200 U.S. adults in December.Of the individuals polled, 63% said they expect their lives to be longer than their parents'. That rate was even higher for members of Gen Z, those ages 18 to 22, with 70% indicating they expect to live longer.More from Personal Finance:Here's how to pay down debt and set yourself up for successThis online tool helps figure out how much cash you needHere's when your tax return could spark interest from the IRSDespite those hopes, many individuals...