Microsoft has reported that digital civility has taken a turn for the worse in the second and ongoing year of the pandemic. 18 out of the 22 surveyed countries reported net-negative stats.
Amazon has opened a new lab in Italy that will develop new technologies to improve the safety and well-being of its staff, especially those working in the numerous warehouses around Europe.
TikTok launched today a new feature that allows you to remove multiple comments or block multiple accounts at once, up to 100 at a time. This capability is rolling out across select markets.
Last year, Google introduced the Android Earthquake Alerts System. Notifications of the feature were only available in the U.S. so far. That changed today with the addition of two more countries.
Uber and Lyft have established a mechanism in the U.S. to share lists of banned drivers who were kicked off of one of the services for serious violations so they can be kept off the other platform.
The Safer Internet Day campaign is marking its 18th birthday today. It provides resources for children, parents and carers, teachers and educators and more to make the internet a safer place.
Lyft launched the safety initiative in collaboration with ADT to assist riders and drivers in select cities earlier this year. The feature is now being made available across the United States.
Vodafone has developed a prototype device designed for home appliances that allows manufacturers to warn users about product recalls. Manufacturers can remotely disable dangerous appliances too.
Twitter is to start labelling misleading information about COVID-19. Depending on the level of harm the Tweet can cause it'll be labelled, come with an overlay warning, or be removed entirely.
The UN ITU has warned that children are being forced online by COVID-19 at an earlier age than their parents anticipated. It said that this leaves children vulnerable to harassment and bullying.
Uber has launched a new feature which allows passengers to report non-emergency issues. With the feedback, Uber will be able to further refine its service and ultimately help drivers address issues.
The ride-hailing firm, Ola, has launched in London. Seeing Uber's experience, Ola is putting safety and driver support first and foremost. The firm is offering perks for those who sign up early.
Tinder announced new safety features today, which include collaboration with the safety app Noonlight, photo verification tool to give users a verified blue tick, and a Safety Center.
On Saturday, a Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot mode crashed into a stationary police car and a disabled vehicle near the area of Interstate 95 in the city of Norwalk, Connecticut, United States.
Transport for London has announced that Uber will not be issued a license to operate in London. It said the firm still has several issues which put people's safety at risk. Uber has 21 days to appeal.
The new feature will categorize DM requests that contain offensive content under "additional messages" in the inbox. From there, users will be able to delete the messages without opening them.
The National Transport Safety Board recently released documents pertaining to a crash involving a Tesla Model S back in January 2018. It warned that Autopilot allows drivers to disengage from driving.
A new freedom of information request has revealed that the NHTSA took issue with Tesla allegedly misusing its data to extol how safe the Model 3 is, and claims a blog post misleads customers.
Uber has rolled out Check Your Ride notifications for users all around the world in a bid to boost people's safety. They were already released in the U.S. earlier this year following a death.
The EU is soon going to enforce new rules which will make it compulsory for all new electric vehicles to emit noises as a safety measure for other road-going citizens such as cyclists and pedestrians.
Google has released a new feature for Google Maps in India. When you hop in a taxi, Google Maps will now alert you when your ride goes off route by 500 metres. The new feature should increase safety.
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.
Samsung has announced that it has joined the Partnership on AI, an industry consortium that looks at various aspects of AI. Samsung wants to focus on AI's impacts on safety, societies, and economies.
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 U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given Tesla's Model 3 perfect scores for the levels of safety it provides. The car also gives drivers the lowest probability of injury.
Today marks the official launch of Firefox Monitor developed by Mozilla and "Have I Been Pwned" to let you know if you've been involved in a data breach. Testing of the tool began in June.
Instagram is introducing three new tools to keep its users safe on the platform, including support for third-party apps for two-step authentication. The changes will roll out in the coming weeks.
Facebook has announced the winners of its $800,000 prize money for projects that look to enhance the security and privacy of internet and Facebook user online and off. It'll give $200,000 more soon.
Uber is making it easier for drivers and riders to connect with a series of new features. These updates are part of an initiative to simplify the experience for both drivers and riders alike.
Twitter's acquisition of the San Francisco-based technology company is intended to address challenges in safety, spam, and security on the platform using Smyte's review tools and processes.
In what is the first VR-related death, a 44-year old man from Moscow was found dead this week as he crashed into a glass table and suffered fatal wounds while donning a virtual reality headset.
Google has set out five measures that it plans to roll out on YouTube in order to make the website for family-friendly. Over the course of the last year, the site has had to adapt due to controversy.
The verbal war about cross-platform play between Sony and Microsoft continues. This time, Xbox head Phil Spencer has lashed out against Sony's defense for rejecting the functionality.
IBM has received a patent for what it calls a "cognitive system" aimed at improving the way self-driving vehicles respond to problems, giving them the ability to relinquish control to a human driver.
In January, Samsung announced its findings of its Note7 investigation and found that the batteries were at fault. A month later, the firm has released new videos in regards to safety and quality.
Twitter has been working hard to stop trolls since late last year. Today, the company released three more changes focused on account creation, search results and low-quality Tweets filtering.
In response to numerous road-related injuries and deaths around the world, Niantic has released an update to Pokémon Go designed to further discourage gameplay in moving vehicles.
In the continuing saga of carriers withdrawing support for the Note7, a new report indicates that AT&T might be considering a permanent and total halt of all Note7 sales.
The UK's RAC Foundation has come out in support of drive-safe functionality being built into phones. The feature would limit notifications to lessen the distractions a driver faces from their device.
Rumors suggest Tesla is getting ready to unveil the second major version of its Autopilot software. According to sources inside the company, the new system will also feature more cameras and sensors.