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March 15, 2019

TwitSnap? Twitter launches new camera feature to demote text

Twitter is rolling out the redesign to its camera feature TechCrunch reported on a month ago that’s designed to let you capture photos, videos and live footage and connect them to global conversations. Starting today, when you swipe left from the Twitter timeline, you’ll get the new cam…

March 14, 2019

New Android adware found in 200 apps on Google Play

Security researchers have found a new kind of mobile adware hidden in hundreds of Android apps, and downloaded more than 150 million times from Google Play. The malware masquerading as an ad-serving platform, dubbed SimBad by researchers at security firm Check Point, infected more than 200 apps whi…

March 10, 2019

Your kid probably has ‘text neck’ — here’s what you need to know

“Sit up straight!” It’s the go-to refrain of parents everywhere, and it’s an increasingly common one you may start hearing more and more thanks to phones and tablets. Increased use of digital media (and less time active playtime) is affecting children’s posture, causing neck and back pain, and may permanently impact how their bodies’ grow and develop, according to a pediatric orthopedist.

March 10, 2019

Your kid probably has ‘text neck’ — here’s what you need to know

“Sit up straight!” It’s the go-to refrain of parents everywhere, and it’s an increasingly common one you may start hearing more and more thanks to phones and tablets. Increased use of digital media (and less time active playtime) is affecting children’s posture, causing neck and back pain, and may permanently impact how their bodies’ grow and develop, according to a pediatric orthopedist.

March 09, 2019

FTC ruling sees Musical.ly (TikTok) fined $5.7M for violating children’s privacy law, app updated with age gate

A significant FTC ruling issued today will see video app TikTok fined $5.7 million for violating U.S. children’s privacy laws, and will impact how the app works for kids under the age of 13. In an app update being released today, all users will need to verify their age, and the under 13-year-…

March 08, 2019

Instagram prototypes video co-watching

The next phase of social media is about hanging out together while apart. Rather than performing on a live stream or engaging with a video chat, Instagram may allow you to chill and watch videos together with a friend. Facebook already has Watch Party for group co-viewing, and in November we broke …

March 07, 2019

Google Confirms Serious Chrome Security Problem – Here’s How To Fix It

Google’s Threat Analysis Group has confirmed that the popular Chrome browser is under attack by a zero-day exploit that could allow hackers to gain access to the user’s computer, run remote code and install malware without the user knowing. Here’s how to fix it.

March 06, 2019

Bullying | Psychology Today

Bullying is a distinctive pattern of harming and humiliating others, specifically those who are in some way smaller, weaker, younger or in any way more vulnerable than the bully. Bullying is not garden-variety aggression; it is a deliberate and repeated attempt to cause harm to others of lesser power. It’s a very durable behavioral style, largely

March 02, 2019

Police issue warning to parents after “Momo challenge” resurfaces

The viral — and allegedly deadly — hoax is once again targeting children on social media

March 01, 2019

TikTok hit with record fine for collecting data on children

Tik Tok, a popular video-sharing app, has agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle allegations that it illegally collected personal information from children under the age of 13, such as names, email addresses and their location.