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The UK has finally passed the Online Safety Bill. It's a wide-reaching piece of legislation that aims to improve child safety online. It threatens tech bosses who don't comply with fines and jail.
Meta announced that kids aged 10 years and above will be able to use Quest VR headsets and play their favorite games. However, it will require parents to set up a managed account for their preteens.
Child safety advocates have written a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to stop plans to make his metaverse, Horizon Worlds, open to younger audiences, or risk losing their trust again.
To increase child safety online and raise awareness about the risks of harm through the internet, Google has announced a 5 million euro commitment to be divided amongst NGOs in Europe.
A study by Comparitech has revealed that nearly 25% of children's apps on the Play Store collect data without proper policies and violate the UK's ICO code meant to protect children's privacy.
U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has laid out plans for a legislative reform in areas concerning big tech firms. The focus is on transparency of algorithms, privacy, and youth safety.
Apple has addressed privacy concerns regarding its sex abuse scanning by clarifying that the new feature would only flag accounts with at least 30 iCloud photos matching Child Sexual Abuse Material.
Apple has provided more details about its child safety photo scanning technologies that have been drawing some fire from critics. It has also described the end-to-end flow of its review process.
Apple has introduced new safety features for iPhone, iPad, and Mac to safeguard children from predators. It is working alongside the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
TikTok has joined the Technology Coalition as part of its efforts to advance a safe experience of children on its platform. This builds upon its existing measures like the Family Pairing feature.
In order to better safeguard the interests of children and keep them safe online, EE has launched a new SMS service called Set Up Safe for parents. It offers a guide to set up protective measures.
In an effort to further the cause of child safety and protection from sexual predators, YouTube announced plans to disable the comment section on all videos that have minors in them on the platform.
Tumblr's app for iOS disappeared from the Apple App Store since late last week for an undisclosed reason. Now, the site confirmed that the app was removed from that store due to child pornography.
Facebook today shared its works in the past year to help combat child exploitation online using AI and machine learning. It also announced an upcoming alliance with Microsoft as part of that push.
The Kurio Smart tablet has a high-def 8.9-inch display and includes a detachable keyboard, pre-installed child-friendly games and apps, and a one-year Office 365 subscription.
Google is going to launch child-friendly versions of its most popular services sometime next year. These will supposedly only return content appropriate for kids and will limit chances of mishaps.