Business

California 1st with law protecting children's online privacy

California will be the first state to require online companies to put kids' safety first by barring them from profiling children or using personal information in ways that could harm children physically or mentally, Gov. ...

Internet

California 1st to make firms disclose social media policies

California will impose first-of-its-kind requirements on social media companies to publish their policies for removing disturbing content including hate speech, with details on how and when they remove that content, under ...

Energy & Green Tech

The demise of the internal combustion engine

The Ford Model T did not end the horse, but it did replace it as America's primary means of transportation. Just as people still love and ride horses, so too will people love and ride their old jalopies. But starting in 2035, ...

Internet

Social media offers parents more controls. But do they help?

As concerns about social media's harmful effects on teens continue to rise, platforms from Snapchat to TikTok to Instagram are bolting on new features they say will make their services safer and more age appropriate. But ...

Consumer & Gadgets

The importance of protecting privacy in a post-Roe world

After the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision in June 2022 to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate an almost 50-year federal right to abortion, data privacy advocates are sounding the alarm about the potential dangers ...

Internet

Twitter says it removes 1 million spam accounts a day

Twitter said it removes 1 million spam accounts each day in a call with executives Thursday during a briefing that aimed to shed more light on the company's fake and bot accounts as it tussles with Elon Musk over "spam bots."

Internet

Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion

Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure.

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