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Facebook and Twitter must address cyber-bullying or face £20 million fine

Cyber-bullying isn’t a new thing, you only need to find old forums and message boards to realize that. But cyber-bullying has become an important online topic as social media has grown giving more people a platform and voice. It has become, like any sort of unwelcomed behavior, an increasingly annoying issue for many. Now the British Digital Minister Matt Hancock is calling on Facebook and Twitter (and others) to address the issue with a little more zeal. Mr. Hancock is attempting to encourage the two social media giants with new codes and a potential £20 million fine.

Digital Minister Matt Hancock last night said a package of new powers would force social media giants for the first time to make their software and products “age appropriate”.

The new proposed “code of practice” would make social media sites default the highest measure of privacy settings on young users

Read more at: https://techaeris.com/2017/12/11/facebook-twitter-address-cyber-bullying/

Twitter and Facebook will be fined up to £20million if they fail to tackle cyber-bullying in government crackdown

Facebook and Twitter will be fined if they fail to take school cyber-bullies offline in a new Government crackdown.

Digital Minister Matt Hancock last night said a package of new powers would force social media giants for the first time to make their software and products “age appropriate”.

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice could face fines of as much as 20 million

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice could face fines of as much as £20million

Websites will have to be tailored for younger users, and children’s accounts will have the highest possible privacy settings as a ‘default setting’.

Mr Hancock said companies which did not abide by a new code of practice written into Government legislation could face fines of as much as £20 million.

Currently, social

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5109617/twitter-and-facebook-will-be-fined-up-to-20million-if-they-fail-to-tackle-cyber-bullying-in-government-crackdown/

Senators take shot at federal ‘revenge porn’ law, with Facebook’s blessing

Enough is enough when it comes to posting explicit content, like photos or videos with nudity, without consent. 

The practice, known as “revenge porn” or “sextortion,” has been in the spotlight recently due to high-profile cases involving celebrities, such as Mischa Barton and Blac Chyna, but it doesn’t just hurt victims in the public eye. 

Yet there’s no federal law that protects victims whose private images have been exploited online. What victims are left with is a patchwork of laws across 35 states, and legal hurdles if their perpetrators cross state lines. 

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators including Kamala Harris, who fought against revenge porn as California’s attorney general, Richard Burr, and Amy Klobuchar want to change that. They introduced legislation Tuesday morning that would make revenge porn a federal crime, with a

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2017/11/28/revenge-porn-bill-kamala-harris/

Senators take shot at federal ‘revenge porn’ law, with Facebook’s …

Enough is enough when it comes to posting explicit content, like photos or videos with nudity, without consent. 

The practice, known as “revenge porn” or “sextortion,” has been in the spotlight recently due to high-profile cases involving celebrities, such as Mischa Barton and Blac Chyna, but it doesn’t just hurt victims in the public eye. 

Yet there’s no federal law that protects victims whose private images have been exploited online. What victims are left with is a patchwork of laws across 35 states, and legal hurdles if their perpetrators cross state lines. 

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators including Kamala Harris, who fought against revenge porn as California’s attorney general, Richard Burr, and Amy Klobuchar want to change that. They introduced legislation Tuesday morning that would make revenge porn a federal crime, with a

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2017/11/28/revenge-porn-bill-kamala-harris/

University of Michigan police warn of ‘sextortion’ attempts on Facebook

ANN ARBOR, MI – Two University of Michigan students were victim of so-called “sextortion” attempts this week, officials say.

The students received threats on Nov. 12 and 14 that explicit pictures or videos of them would be published online if an amount of money wasn’t paid, according to a release from the University of Michigan of Division Public Safety and Security.

Both incidents began with Facebook friend invitations and escalated over the course of a few hours to online chatting and videotaping before the extortion attempt, U-M DPSS spokeswoman Diane Brown said.

The incidents remains under investigation. 

Police say anyone who believes also they may be a victim of the extortion attempt should not panic, but contact their local police agency.

“The police will take your case seriously, dealing with it in confidence and without judgement,” the release stated.

Possible victims are asked to cut off contact with the alleged extortionists, but not pay anything or

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Il responsabile alla sicurezza di Facebook confessa: “non siamo abbastanza protetti”

Il responsabile alla sicurezza di Facebook confessa: non siamo abbastanza protetti

Grazie ad file audio fatto trapelare da un dipendente del social network di Zuckerberg si ascoltano tutte le preoccupazioni di Alex Stamos capo della sicurezza di Facebook: “Ci sono problemi tecnici e culturali in azienda che ci impediscono di aumentare la rete di cybersicurezza”



Alex Stamos

ROMA Il capo della sicurezza di FacebookAlex Stamos, si è lasciato andare ad una confidenza di troppo, qualche parola che non doveva dire, durante una riunione con dei colleghi   e tutto è finito in una registrazione “segreta” diventata molto presto di dominio pubblico. Stamos ha affermato che la rete aziendale del social network fondato da  viene “gestita come quella

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Facebook commits GBP 1 mln to support anti-bullying training in UK secondary schools

Facebook has given its backing to a scheme that brings anti-bullying training to UK secondary schools by committing GBP 1 million for its future funding. Run by Childnet International and the Diana Award, the “digital safety ambassador” programme aims to train one student in every school participating in the initiative, creating digital ambassadors for the anti-bullying campaign.

The news follows the publication of a green paper on the government’s strategy for online safety, urging social media companies to step up their involvement in the fight against cyber-bullying.

Read more at: https://www.telecompaper.com/news/facebook-commits-gbp-1-mln-to-support-anti-bullying-training-in-uk-secondary-schools--1216231

Facebook helps children to fight cyber bullying in UK schools

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook said on Monday it would fund young “digital safety ambassadors” in every secondary school in Britain to help students tackle cyber bullying and other online dangers.

The U.S company is partnering charities The Diana Award and Childnet International to train young people to act as mentors in 4,500 schools over the next two years, it said.

Facebook’s head of global safety policy Antigone Davis said the social network had already developed safety features on the platform, such as online reporting tools, and it was now taking that commitment offline.

“We’ve heard from kids that actually three out of four of them would prefer to talk to somebody their own age about these issues, so giving young people the skills they need to be that kind of a mentor is really important to us,” she said.

Nearly all cases of cyber bullying were linked to people known

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Facebook helps children to fight cyber bullying in UK schools

Reuters

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Facebook said on Monday it would fund young “digital safety ambassadors” in every secondary school in Britain to help students tackle cyber bullying and other online dangers.

The U.S company is partnering charities The Diana Award and Childnet International to train young people to act as mentors in 4,500 schools over the next two years, it said.

Facebook’s head of global safety policy Antigone Davis said the social network had already developed safety features on the platform, such as online reporting tools, and it was now taking that commitment offline.

Nearly all cases of cyber bullying were linked to people known to victims from school or other parts of their lives, she said.

As

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Facebook to teach thousands of schoolkids about dangers of cyber bullying

FACEBOOK has agreed to plough £1m into a scheme that helps schoolkids to identify and deal with online abuse – in a victory for The Sun’s Block the Bullying campaign.

The announcement comes just five days after our crusade helped force the social media giant to sign up to a code of conduct and reveal how seriously it takes millions of abuse complaints.

 The tech giant has agreed to plough 1m into a scheme that helps schoolkids to identify and deal with online abuse
The tech giant has agreed to plough £1m into a scheme that helps schoolkids to identify and deal with online abuse

The social network plans to train pupils in all of the UK’s 4,500 secondary schools to counter cyber bullying in partnership with Childnet International and The Diana Award charities.

Lax regulations allow anyone aged 13

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4692362/facebook-cyber-bullying-uk-schools-digital-safety/