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SafeUP app makes solo travelling safer for women

SafeUP app makes solo travelling safer for women

As a woman, travelling involves regularly assessing where is safe to go and what is safe to do. The SafeUP app is helping women stay connected to one another in case they need to ask for help - wherever they are. Women change their personal behaviours in the interest of safety every day. We opt for the long way home rather than shortcuts through parks at night, carry keys between our...

By London, UK
Twitter plans to ban photos and videos taken of strangers in public

Twitter plans to ban photos and videos taken of strangers in public

The social media platform says it will ban unsolicited videos in public settings. Unwitting strangers cannot give consent, creating a problematic grey area for social media content. Sceptics, however, are already asking a lot of questions. We’ve all seen them. The photos or videos of people in public doing strange or offensive things, followed by a seemingly endless thread of users expressing their opinion or amusement. Take hidden gym recordings, for...

By London, UK
Twelve social media accounts to follow ahead of COP 26

Twelve social media accounts to follow ahead of COP 26

Looking to get clued up on all things COP 26 ahead of the big event in Glasgow? Here are a selection of accounts worth following to stay in the loop over the next few weeks. Forget Glastonbury, Coachella, or any other high-profile event that might be in your calendar. The year’s biggest talking point for anyone remotely concerned about the environment is COP 26, a pivotal summit in Glasgow to...

By London, UK
Crypto investors raised $40 million to buy a copy of the US Constitution

Crypto investors raised $40 million to buy a copy of the US Constitution

Pipped at auction by a late bid, crypto investors were close to purchasing a rare and early copy of the US Constitution for over $40 million. Is a practical purchase ever made using cryptocurrency? Whether we’re talking of the multi-million dollar sales of eight bit gifs, the early year hijacking of the stock market, or how an OG dog meme became a profitable investment venture overnight, it’s safe...

By London, UK