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Facebook beefs up safety staff

May 3, 2017

After some horrific events on Facebook Live, including suicides and reports of a murder, Facebook is adding another 3,000 people to its worldwide support staff. The company

New parental controls are great, but don’t let mom and dad off the hook

April 13, 2017

I love that busy parents can access tools to help them carry out their responsibility to control when and how long their kids can use devices, and make sure they’re using them appropriately. But I hate that, over the years, some companies that market these tools use fear tactics to sell them to parents. I’m also a bit concerned about over-reliance on technology as a substitute for in-person parenting.

Congress takes away consumer privacy protections — What you can do

March 31, 2017

It means those providers, including mobile phone carriers, can record what you’re doing on their networks and use or sell that information for commercial purposes. That includes the sites you’re visiting, the apps you’re using and even your network connected devices.

Facebook beefs up suicide-prevention tools

March 3, 2017

The announcement focused on new Facebook tools for helping people “in real time on Facebook Live,” facilitating live chat support from crisis support organizations via Facebook Messenger and “streamlined reporting for suicide, assisted by artificial intelligence." There have been reports of people, including a 14-year-old Miami girl, who have broadcast their suicides via the Facebook Live video streaming feature.
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