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Under-18s face ‘like’ and ‘streaks’ limits on social media

Under-18s face ‘like’ and ‘streaks’ limits on social media

Technology
Facebook and Instagram face limits on letting under-18s "like" posts on their platforms while Snapchat could be prevented from allowing the age group to build up "streaks", under new rules proposed by the UK's data watchdog.It believes the tools encourage users to share more personal data and spend more time on apps than desired.Likes help build up profiles of users' interests while streaks encourage them to send photos and videos daily.The proposal is part of a 16-rule code.Speaking to the BBC's World At One , the Information Commissioner's Office suggested that social media networks could avoid an outright ban on "likes" if they stopped collecting personal data when children engaged with them. ...
New study: Streaks on Mars sign of flowing sand, not water

New study: Streaks on Mars sign of flowing sand, not water

Technology
A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars are signs of flowing sand — not water. Monday's news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated these recurring slope lines were signs of water currently on Mars. Instead, Arizona scientists said these lines appear more like dry, steep flows of sand, rather than water trickling downhill, at or near the surface. The scientists say if water is present, it's likely a small amount — and not conducive to life.NASA, meanwhile, says the jury is still out. The space agency's top Mars scientist, Michael Meyer, says the latest study does not rule out the presence of water. But he acknowledges it's not as exciting as "the idea of rivers going down the sides of cliffs."Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology