Facebook and Instagram may be forced to remove Likes for users under 18

Social networks may have to stop users under the age of eighteen from liking posts, according to new privacy rules.
The Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) within the United Kingdom has drafted a code of practice to protect children’s safety online.
One of the rules within the code would prevent tech corporations from using “nudge” techniques.

Nudge techniques are defined as anything that would encourage youngsters to provide unnecessary personal information, weaken or turn off their privacy protections, or extend their use.
So that means social networks would have to remove likes for youngsters because information is collected whenever someone clicks the like button.

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Technology is ‘a crime scene’ and Facebook ‘broke democracy,’ journalist who exposed Cambridge Analytica says

A journalist whose work helped prompt the massive tech backlash roiling Silicon Valley excoriated Facebook, labeled technology a ‘crime scene’ and blamed tech platforms for precipitating a crisis in Western democracy.

During a ted talk on Monday, Carole Cadwalladr, a British journalist who helped expose the Cambridge Analytica information scandal and how 87 million Facebook users’ data impacted the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump, addressed executives like Facebook ceo Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter ceo Jack Dorsey, and Alphabet founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin — calling them “gods of silicon Valley” whose creations have wreaked havoc on democracy.
“Facebook: you were on the wrong side of history in that,”

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