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Instagram teen usage will be made healthier, says Facebook; TikTok the bigger concern, says academic

9 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

There's been growing concern about Instagram teen usage after leaked internal reports suggested that the app could be unhealthy for some teenage girls. App owner Facebook now says it is taking action to promote healthier usage.
Separately, an academic argues that lawmakers don't understand teenagers, and that they are trying to legislate control of the wrong app...
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Instagram will tell teens to take a break - after second Facebook outage forces them to

Instagram will tell teens to take a break - after second Facebook outage forces them to

9 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Instagram is set to start nudging teenagers to "take a break" from the social media platform, in a small acknowledgement of the psychological impact the Facebook-owned app can have on young people. The app is set to add a number of new features designed to assist negatively-affected users, which Facebook's VP of Global Affairs Nick Clegg said should make "a considerable difference" in an interview on CNN. Clegg clarified that Instagram would "nudge" users to look at different content if they were "looking at the same content over and over again, and it's content which may not be conducive...
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Instagram Could Soon Get ‘Take a Break' Feature

Instagram Could Soon Get ‘Take a Break' Feature

9 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Following revelations by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen during last week's Senate Commerce Subcommittee hearing, the company is now getting into damage control mode. Speaking to CNN's State of the Union, Facebook Global Affairs VP Nick Clegg said the company is pitching a new Instagram feature known as “take a break.”
This feature would encourage teens to stop using the platform for a while. Clegg didn't specify when the feature would roll out, according to Reuters. But it's clear that this is a direct consequence of reports suggesting Facebook's platforms are causing mental health...
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Facebook says it will work on "Take a break" warning for teens on Instagram after whistleblower calls it out

Facebook says it will work on "Take a break" warning for teens on Instagram after whistleblower calls it out

9 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Instagram has announced it will take measures to address the issues it is causing young people. This announcement comes after whistleblower Frances Haugen shared some info.
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Out Now: ‘Townscaper', ‘Pinstripe', ‘The Fox in the Forest', ‘GRID Autosport...

Out Now: ‘Townscaper', ‘Pinstripe', ‘The Fox in the Forest', ‘GRID Autosport Custom Edition', ‘Cricket League', ‘NBA Now 22', ‘Get Ogre It', ‘Influent' and More

Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the... Read more ...

Geekbench shows M1 Max offers up to 181% faster graphics than previous...

Geekbench shows M1 Max offers up to 181% faster graphics than previous 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple this week unveiled the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, which are powered by Apple Silicon M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. An early benchmark already revealed that the M1... Read more ...

New Safari 15.1 beta brings back classic tab design for macOS Big Sur and...

New Safari 15.1 beta brings back classic tab design for macOS Big Sur and Catalina

With the release of macOS Monterey RC on Monday, Apple has made another significant update to Safari. This time, the company has finally reverted Safari's tabs to the classic... Read more ...

The Google Pixel 6 release date is October 25 but its new wireless charger...

The Google Pixel 6 release date is October 25 but its new wireless charger will be late

If you've been eager to pair your pre-ordered Google Pixel 6 or Google Pixel 6 Pro with the rumored revised Google Pixel Stand, rejoice: a listing for the 2nd Generation Pixel... Read more ...

Apple brings back Tech Talks with 100 live sessions for developers

Apple brings back Tech Talks with 100 live sessions for developers

What you need to know Apple has brought back Tech Talks for developers. The 2021 schedule includes 100 live sessions and 1,500 office hours. The program will occur over the... Read more ...

Report: 47% of U.S. employees say they are underpaid

Report: 47% of U.S. employees say they are underpaid

The research also found that the cost of high education prevented workers from pursuing new employment opportunities. Read more ...

Apple will require unvaccinated employees to get tested daily

Apple will require unvaccinated employees to get tested daily

What you need to know Apple will now require its unvaccinated office employees to get tested for COVID-19 daily. Unvaccinated retail employees will need to get tested twice a... Read more ...

PayPal Might Purchase Pinterest

PayPal Might Purchase Pinterest

Bloomberg reported that PayPal Holdings Inc. is exploring an acquisition of social media company Pinterest Inc., according to people with knowledge of the matter. Bloomberg... Read more ...

Quality time returns with the best family games for Nintendo Switch

Quality time returns with the best family games for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is the best console to check out if you want to play games that are great for the whole family. It has an excellent catalog to choose from whether you want to... Read more ...

Former cybersecurity leader says U.S. government can improve cybersecurity...

Former cybersecurity leader says U.S. government can improve cybersecurity for all

Former U.S. Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity leader Christopher Krebs laughed off the question without comment at the IT Symposium hosted by research firm Gartner... Read more ...