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Toddlers and technology: What every parent should decide early

Washington Post | July 29, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Grab your stress ball: The Ask Help Desk column this week is about setting technology boundaries with toddlers and canceling Amazon Prime memberships. Not sure which is harder.

If you are curious about online safety for kids and teens, check out our guide to safety settings on social media or our dive into all the data the apps your kids use collect about them. To check if your recurring costs fit your budget, take our quiz “Is Amazon Prime worth it for you?” and click through our advice on canceling app subscriptions.

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Why dangerous content thrives on Facebook and TikTok in Kenya

Washington Post | July 31, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok, Facebook

The shooter approaches from behind, raising a pistol to his victim’s head. He pulls the trigger and “pop,” a lifeless body slumps forward. The shot cuts to another execution, and another. The video was posted on Facebook, in a large group of al-Shabab and Islamic State supporters, where different versions were viewed thousands of times before being taken down.

As Facebook and its competitor TikTok grow at breakneck speed in Kenya, and across Africa, researchers say the technology companies are failing to keep pace with a proliferation of terrorist content, hate speech and false information, taking advantage of poor regulatory frameworks to avoid stricter oversight.

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Social Media Can No Longer Hide Its Problems in a Black Box

Washington Post | August 01, 2022

Company Listed: YouTube, Twitter

There’s a perfectly good reason to break open the secrets of social-media giants. Over the past decade, governments have watched helplessly as their democratic processes were disrupted by misinformation and hate speech on sites like Meta Platforms Inc.’s Facebook, Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube and Twitter Inc. Now some governments are gearing up for a comeuppance.

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Fake Hog’s Breath Cafe Instagram account confuses diners, draws new attention to small business protections online

Smart Company | August 01, 2022

Company Listed: Instagram

The short and seemingly random life of an Instagram account satirizing Hog’s Breath Cafe has highlighted how easy it is for social media users to misrepresent major brands, drawing new attention to the ways small businesses and franchisees can defend their online presence.

In late July, Instagram account @hogsbreathorange, presenting as the legitimate account for the Orange franchise of the steakhouse chain, began posting images with bizarre and politically pointed captions.

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Reclaiming Digital Spaces to Counter Human Trafficking and Protect its Victims

Relief Web | August 01, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Migrants make up a considerable proportion of the detected victims of trafficking in persons around the world, accounting for 65% of victims identified in Western and Southern Europe, 60% in the Middle East, 55% in East Asia and the Pacific, 50% in Central and South-Eastern Europe, and 25% in North America. In recent times, the internet has increasingly been used to advertise false jobs, recruit and exploit these victims.

On the 2022 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, commemorated under the theme ‘use and abuse of technology’, the United Nations Network on Migration urges States to fully leverage the opportunities presented by technology to strengthen the response to trafficking in persons while ensuring respect, protection and fulfillment of the human rights of all migrants.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

Regulatory news and policy decisions impacting the T&S ecosystem.

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TikTok under Australian privacy watchdog scrutiny

Financial Review | August 01, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok

Australia’s privacy watchdog is looking into TikTok’s data collection and permissions requests after fresh analysis of its source code raised alarm about the viral video app’s information gathering practices.

Two weeks ago, The Australian Financial Review reported analysis by Canberra-based cyber security and intelligence firm Internet 2.0 that revealed TikTok checks its users’ device location at least once an hour; continuously requests access to contacts even if the user originally denies; maps a device’s running apps and all installed apps; and more as part of broad permissions asked of users.

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People demand more transparency and accountability of social media

Asia News | August 01, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

TOKYO – From heads of state to ordinary citizens, people from all walks of life make their thoughts known through social media, which has become a vital tool for expression in modern society.

Currently, the deletion and monitoring of postings remain the responsibility of the platform operators that manage social media.

But a battle is raging over transparency and accountability on these platforms.

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TikTok for Under 13: What Are Different Guidelines of TikTok for Different Age Groups?

Federal Regulations Advisor | August 01, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok

TikTok is a free social networking application that enables you to watch, make, and share videos — frequently set to the most popular songs — directly from your mobile device. TikTok is tremendously popular, with over 100 million users in the United States alone, because of its creative video editing features, viral dances, and celebrity cameos.

When used carefully and responsibly, the app may be a fun and creative outlet for preteens and teenagers (and their parents, too!). While the majority of TikTok is a harmless form of entertainment, there are legitimate worries over the app’s use by children. Similar to other social networks, you must utilise privacy settings to limit the amount of information you and your children share.

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T&S Careers & Jobs

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Software Engineer, Trust and Safety

OpenSea | San Francisco, CA

Posted: July 31, 2022

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field.

  • 4+ years of experience in adversarial domains like abuse/fraud/spam prevention, anomaly detection, risk management, trust and safety.

  • Proven record of leading engineering design, implementation, and deployment.

  • Experience with service-oriented architecture, big-data stack, experimentation framework.

  • Experience with the one or more ML frameworks: TFX, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, or equivalent.

  • Growth-minded, data, and impact driven.

Training Manager- Trust & Safety

Teleperformance USA | Port St. Lucie, FL

Posted: July 31, 2022

  • Excellent understanding of training principles.

  • Thorough knowledge of training design, development and measures.

  • Knowledge of Trust and Safety practice.