• Meta cracks down on teen “sextortion” on Facebook, Instagram

    17 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    Last year, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released data showing that it received overwhelmingly more reports of child sexual abuse materials from Facebook than any other web service it tracked. Where other popular social platforms like Twitter and TikTok had tens of thousands of reports, Facebook had 22 million.
    Today, Facebook announced new efforts to limit the spread of some of that CSAM on its platforms. Partnering with NCMEC, Facebook is building a “global platform” to prevent “sextortion” by helping “stop the...
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  • Meta is finally trying to protect teens from 'suspicious adults' on Instagram and Facebook

    Meta is finally trying to protect teens from 'suspicious adults' on Instagram and Facebook

    17 days ago - By Tech Radar

    In an effort to better protect underaged users, Meta is adjusting the default privacy settings on Facebook and Instagram to limit contact by “suspicious adults.” Now, whenever a teenager joins Facebook, their account will automatically have more stringent privacy protections. This includes, but is not limited to, deciding who can see their friends list, what pages they follow, and who is allowed to comment on their posts. For accounts created before this update, Meta states it will begin pushing those users to adopt those same settings, but won't force it. If all this sounds familiar...
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