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July 07, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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Father of Edmonton girl says daughter was manipulated online before disappearance

CBC | July 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

An Edmonton man says his daughter was fun-loving and kind but started to change as the 13-year-old got caught up in psychological games with an older man online.

Noah Madrano, 40, was arrested by FBI agents in Oregon a week after the girl was reported missing. He is charged with rape, sexual abuse and kidnapping and is to appear again in Oregon City court July 12.

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Doctor Warns Against 'Dangerous' Online Recipes for 'Herbal Abortion'

Newsweek | July 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Amedical toxicologist has issued an urgent warning about "herbal abortion" recipes circulating online.

Risky "DIY" posts about herbs and plants thought to induce abortion began circulating on social media after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade first leaked as a draft opinion. The trend has continued since Roe was struck down on June 24, with TikTok and Twitter users sharing lists of alleged natural abortifacients and homemade concoctions.

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Insulting Someone Online Could Mean a Year in Jail in Japan

Bloomberg | July 07, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Cyberbullies in Japan could now face up to a year in prison, as the government cracks down on online abuse following the suicide of a 22-year-old professional wrestler and reality TV star who was hounded on social media.

New penalties for public abuse as part of a revised law came into effect Thursday, allowing fines of up to 300,000 yen ($2,200) from the previous 10,000 yen and jail sentences of up to 12 months compared with 29 days previously.

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About 400,000 online sexual abuse and exploitation cases reported in Cambodia

NST | July 07, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

PHNOM PENH: About 400,000 cases of online sexual abuse and exploitation were reported in Cambodia last year, more than double the number reported in 2020.

The Cambodian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications said the huge number of cases has prompted the government to launch a programme to protect minors from being exploited.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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The verdict is still out on Europe’s new digital rulebook

Washington Post | July 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

The European Parliament on Tuesday approved the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, two landmark proposals to rein in how the tech giants moderate content and treat competitors — setting a new standard for digital regulation while similar proposals in Washington languish.

Together, the measures would force the world’s largest tech companies to more aggressively tackle harmful content, disclose more data to external researchers and make their services interoperable with competitors’ products. They would also prohibit large companies from giving their own products preferential treatment and block app stores from requiring that developers use their payment systems.

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New measures will go further in tackling child sexual abuse online than ever before | July 06, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Greater powers to tackle child sexual abuse online will be introduced through an amendment to the Online Safety Bill, the Home Secretary announced today (Wednesday 6 July 2022).

The amendment will give Ofcom extra tools to ensure technology companies take action to prevent, identify and remove harmful child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSAE) content.

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Meta’s approach to personalization while ensuring data privacy, security

Dhaka Tribune | July 07, 2022

Company Listed: Meta

There has been growing interest in — and sometimes concern about — how online advertising affects the privacy of social media users, with the growing belief that personalization and privacy are at odds.

Users are becoming more and more concerned about privacy issues and how their data is being protected from being mined by a third-party such as that of advertisers.

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T&S Good News

Some of the good news in the T&S industry that leaders want to know

Apple unveils new security feature to block government spyware

Washington Post | July 06, 2022

Company Listed: Apple, Social Media

Apple said Wednesday that it will introduce an innovative security feature to give potential targets of government hacking an easy way to make their iPhones safer.

The company said it would be releasing the new “Lockdown Mode” in test versions of its operating systems shortly, with full distribution in the fall as part of iOS 16 for iPhones as well as the operating systems for iPads and Mac computers.

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T&S Careers & Jobs

T&S jobs posted recently, often within the last 24 hours, looking for top talent.

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