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George Soros: Facebook and Google are a menace to society

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Billionaire says social media companies’ ‘days are numbered’ Soros warns of ‘far-reaching adverse consequences’ for democracy   Facebook and Google have become “obstacles to innovation” and are a “menace” to society whose “days are numbered”, said billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros at the World Economic Forum in Davos on ...

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Children facing ‘significant emotional risk’ on social media, report warns

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Failure to act risks leaving generation of youngsters growing up chasing ‘likes’ and increasingly anxious due to constant demands of social media, warns Children’s Commissioner   Children are being exposed to “significant emotional risk” on social media, particularly as they transition into secondary school, a report has warned. The Children’s Commissioner has issued a stark ...

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Lack of IT staff leaving companies exposed to hacker attacks

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Cybersecurity professionals call for better education after data thefts and the Wannacry attack on NHS IT systems   Cybersecurity professionals are calling for better education and improved apprentice schemes after saying a shortfall of staff in the sector is leaving companies exposed to hacker attacks. According to a recent survey ...

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Firms ditch YouTube ads over predatory comments on videos of children

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Global brands suspend YouTube and Google advertising after it was placed alongside videos paedophiles exploited   Big brands are pulling advertising from YouTube and Google after their ads were found to be displayed against content being exploited by paedophiles. Despite YouTube promising to take an “even more aggressive stance” against ...

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