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May 31, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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Want to regulate social media? The First Amendment may stand in the way

Washington Post | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Texas, Florida and other Republican-led states are passing laws that prohibit tech companies from “censoring” users — laws that Republican leaders say are meant to protect their constituents’ rights to free speech.

In the view of the tech companies, however, it’s those Republican lawmakers who are actually censoring. And the victims are not the everyday users of their social networks, but the companies themselves.

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Children advised to avoid immoral activities online

Modern Ghana | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

He advised the children at his organization's weekly programme on internet safety under the theme "Say no to internet abuse, say yes to internet safety" which was held at Ibadan on Saturday, May 28th, 2022.

Onadipe noted that children are the future leaders and that's the more reason why they should not involve themselves in any online activities that could destroy their moral values, personal relationship with God or prevent them from achieving their future goals.

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Germany records rise in child sexual abuse in 2021

DW | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

The number of cases of sexualized violence against minors in Germany last year reached an average of 49 victims per day, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA).

The data, published on Monday, shows that 17,704 children under the age of 14 were victims of sexualized violence in 2021, up from just over 16,900 in 2020. Of those, 2,281 were younger than six years old.

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Twitter has been fined $211 million (US$150 million) because it used information collected for security purposes to deliver targeted advertising

ACS | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter

Twitter has been fined $211 million (US$150 million) because it used information collected for security purposes to deliver targeted advertising.

Phone numbers and email addresses Twitter gathered to help users secure their accounts – like for account recovery and two-factor authentication – were matched against lists compiled by marketers for accurately targeting users.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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Era of borderless data is ending, as governments step in

The Straits Times | May 31, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Every time we send an email, tap an Instagram ad or swipe our credit cards, we create a piece of digital data.

The information pings around the world at the speed of a click, becoming a kind of borderless currency that underpins the digital economy. Largely unregulated, the flow of bits and bytes helped fuel the rise of transnational mega companies like Google and Amazon and reshaped global communications, commerce, entertainment and media.

Now the era of open borders for data is ending.

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On TikTok, people are fuelling surveillance culture

Huck Mag | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok

In a TikTok viewed over 925,000 times, a camera zooms in on a man at a restaurant. A remix of Tony Lanez’s ‘N.A.M.E’ plays over the video, with lyrics that go: “I fell in love with somebody who doesn’t even know my name”. This video is part of a trend on the app which sees strangers, sometimes positioned as love interests, being filmed without their consent or knowledge.

Emily, a 30-year-old from Australia, is the creator behind this video. “If you’re in a public space, you are exposed to being put on social media at any point in time,” she tells Huck, stating this fact as a defense of her video. While the vast majority of the comments seem on board with Emily’s clip (“NAH GIRL GO GET HIM OR I WILL”, writes one user, “dude is fine”, writes another), others are less so. One comment reads: “Roles reverse and jail. Leave him alone lol”, and: “don’t say ‘it’s a trend’ for you being a creep”.

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Data Privacy At Big Tech Is Still A Mystery To Observers

Mint | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

It is a well-established fact that personal digital data knows no borders. Many of us know that the data we provide—willingly in some cases but unwittingly in most—to apps and services such as Google, Facebook, TikTok, WhatsApp and the like are controlled by corporations that are not necessarily located within the borders of the country we may be using them from. Governments the world over have recognized this. They are speeding up their efforts to control the digital information produced by their government agencies, companies and citizens. Governments are increasingly setting rules and standards for how data can and cannot move around the globe, driven by national security and their citizens’ privacy concerns, as well as national economic interests. Their goal is to gain ‘digital sovereignty’.

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Online Safety Bill - everything you need to know about the UK's security legislation

Tech Radar | May 30, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

As digital technologies keep shaping our everyday lives, governments across the world are crafting new rules to better control tools and platforms. If some of these regulations are focused on how security software - like VPNs or antivirus services - are handling users' data, others seek to draw a legal framework on how to treat the content posted online.

The UK Online Safety Bill falls into the latter category. First published as a draft a year ago, a revised version was finally introduced to Parliament in March 2022 to kickstart the reviewing process.

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Product Marketing Lead - Trust & Safety

Match Group | Los Angeles, CA