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Epic Games pays $520 million for child privacy violations

Epic Games pays $520 million for child privacy violations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against Epic Games on Monday on grounds of illegal personal data handling. Epic Games has agreed to pay £520 million in penalties and refunds. Epic Games, publisher of popular games like Fortnite, Rocket League, and Fall Guys, has agreed to pay over $520 million in legal fees over alleged mishandling of customer privacy. CNN first reported that Epic Games was charged with...

By London, UK
Controversial influencer Andrew Tate has been arrested

Controversial influencer Andrew Tate has been arrested

The problematic Internet guru has been detained on charges of human trafficking, rape, and forming an organised crime group. Rumours are swirling on social media that his recent Twitter row with Greta Thunberg is what tipped off police to his presence in Romania. Earlier this year, Andrew Tate made headlines when he was permanently removed from social media for posting flagrantly hateful content. Domestic abuse charities have characterised...

By London, UK
TikTok is failing to protect young users

TikTok is failing to protect young users

Sparking fresh concerns about the platform’s influence on children, new research has uncovered that its algorithm is pushing videos about eating disorders and self-harm to 13-year-olds. According to research from the Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), TikTok appears to be pushing videos about eating disorders and self-harm to children as young as 13. The study, which looked into the platform’s powerful algorithm, found accounts promoting suicide...

By London, UK
Opinion – sexual assault victims need more digital protection

Opinion – sexual assault victims need more digital protection

Reality star Stephen Bear was convicted for acts of revenge porn against ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison. His case sets a precedent for protecting women in the digital world.  On 2nd August 2020, reality TV star Stephen Bear and then-girlfriend Georgia Harrison were captured having sex on CCTV cameras in his garden. Harrison was unaware they were being filmed, and had asked Bear not to share the footage when they discovered it existed. But...

By Brighton, UK