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Bedtime social media use may be harming UK teenagers, study says

Exclusive: a fifth of 13- to 15-year-olds ‘spend five hours or more a day on social media’Teenagers in Britain may be putting their health and education at risk by spending too much time on social media at bedtime, according to a major study into adolescent sleep habits.More than a third of teenagers spent at least three hours a day on social media, with a fifth devoting at least five hours to the activity, researchers found. Those who were on social media for three hours or more daily were most...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Media, Education, Sleep, Children, Social Media, Life and style, Society, UK News, Britain, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing


Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules

A privacy complaint targeting the behavioral advertising industry has a new piece of evidence that shows the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) shedding doubt on whether it’s possible to obtain informed consent from web users for the programmatic ad industry’s real-time bidding (RTB) system to broadcast their personal data. The adtech industry functions by harvesting web users’ data, packaging individual identifiers and browsing data in bid requests that are systematically shared with third parti...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Privacy, Advertising Tech, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Digital Media, United Kingdom, Aol, Commission, Poland, European Commission, Data Protection


eMarketer predicts digital ads will overtake traditional spending in 2019

This is the year when the money spent on digital advertising will finally overtake spending on traditional ads — at least according to the latest forecast from eMarketer. The research firm is predicting that U.S. digital ad spend will increase 19.1 percent this year, to $129.3 billion, while traditional advertising will fall 19 percent, to $109.5 billion. That means digital will account for 54.2 percent of the total, while traditional will only represent 45.8 percent. Not surprisingly, most of t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Advertising Tech, Digital, Tech, Digital Media, Digital Advertising, Online Advertising, Emarketer, Monica Peart, Facebook However eMarketer


Russia moves to mask its soldiers' digital trail with smartphone ban

Investigative sites have used social media posts to confirm Russia involvement in conflictsRussia’s parliament has voted to ban its soldiers from using smartphones and social networks after a series of open-source investigations revealed their secret participation in foreign conflicts.Russia’s Duma on Tuesday voted to ban members of the armed forces from publishing information online about their military units, deployments and other personal information, including photos, video and geolocation d...
Tags: Russia, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Investigative journalism, Duma


How to Become a Digital Minimalist—And Why It’s So Meaningful

Right now minimalism is all the rage. Which means you’ve likely come across a variety of minimalist-based tips and tricks on websites and podcasts—and possibly everywhere you look. When something becomes this trendy, it can quickly become meaningless, just another swiftly passing fad. But minimalism is everywhere for good reason. Minimalism encourages us to cut out the clutter and excess in our lives, which gives us more time (and energy and attention) to spend on the things that truly ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Technology, General, Habits, Happiness, Social Media, Stress, Self-help, Digital Media, Mental Health And Wellness, Newport, Cal Newport Ph D, Gary Rogowska


Stop the online conspiracy theorists before they break democracy | Julia Ebner

Cannibals, aliens and clandestine lizard overlords: thanks to algorithms, such ideas threaten the future of EuropeOrganised conspiracy theorist networks have launched an all-out information war across Europe. At the heart of this is the QAnon movement. It expanded from the US to Europe and the UK at rapid speed, hijacking political debates on social media as well as mass protests in the streets in recent months. Our at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue shows that European conspiracy theoris...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Media, 4chan, US, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Reddit, The far right, Bavaria, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Tommy Robinson, EDL, Julia Ebner


Facebook needs regulation to combat fake news, say MPs

Damian Collins warns of ‘deepfake films’ showing doctored footage of politiciansOnline disinformation is only going to get more sophisticated, the chair of the committee investigating disinformation and fake news, Damian Collins, has warned. Related: Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by report on fake news Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Damian Collins


TV industry calls for Facebook news feed transparency and journalism tax breaks

Broadcasters tell ACCC that Facebook and Google algorithms should be regulated and they should pay fair rate of ad revenueFacebook should be compelled to identify trusted sources of Australian news and be more transparent about what it chooses to appear in its news feed, TV broadcasters have told the competition watchdog’s inquiry into digital platforms.The free-to-air TV industry has also asked for tax breaks for Australian news producers – a “news production tax offset” – and a new regime to e...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, Australia news, Digital Media, Television & radio, Australian media, Australian television, Alphabet, ACCC


Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by fake news report

Company broke privacy and competition law and should be regulated urgently, say MPsFacebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”.The final report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news accused Facebook of purposefully obstructing its inquiry a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Russia, Social Media, UK News, World news, Digital Media, House Of Commons, Data Protection, Privacy & the media, Digital Culture Media


Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by report on fake news

Company broke privacy and competition law and should be regulated urgently, say MPsFacebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”.The final report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news accused Facebook of purposefully obstructing its inquiry a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Russia, Social Media, UK News, World news, Digital Media, House Of Commons, Data Protection, Privacy & the media, Digital Culture Media


A digital gangster destroying democracy: the damning verdict on Facebook

Parliament’s report into fake news raises many questions, but will the government act? Facebook is an out-of-control train wreck that is destroying democracy and must be brought under control. The final report of parliament’s inquiry into fake news and disinformation does not use this language, precisely, but it is, nonetheless, the report’s central message. And the language it does use is no less damning.Facebook behaves like a “digital gangster”. It considers itself to be “ahead of and beyond ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Parliament, Cambridge Analytica


Rockbridge raises $355 mln after selling stakes in four portfolio companies

Rockbridge Growth Equity has raised $355 million after selling stakes in four portfolio companies to a consortium of investors that included StepStone Group, Aberdeen Standard Investments, HSBC, Lexington Partners and LGT Capital Partners. Rockbridge Growth Equity will continue to manage the portfolio companies via a new continuation fund, RB Equity Fund I LP. Also, Rockbridge has formed RB Equity Fund II LP, which will focus on investing in lower middle market services businesses headquartered ...
Tags: Trends, Digital Media, Funds, North America, Detroit, Dan Gilbert, LGT Capital Partners, Thomas Bradley, StepStone Group, Rockbridge Growth Equity, Rockbridge, Brian Hermelin, Lazard 's Private Capital Advisory, Brian Kevin, LGT Capital Partners Rockbridge Growth Equity, North America Lazard


2018 really was more of a dumpster fire for online hate and harassment, ADL study finds

Around 37 percent of Americans were subjected to severe hate and harassment online in 2018, according to a new study by the Anti-Defamation League, up from about 18 percent in 2017. And over half of all Americans experienced some form of harassment according to the ADL study. Facebook users bore the brunt of online harassment on social networking sites according to the ADL study, with around 56 percent of survey respondents indicating that at least some of their harassment occurred on the pla...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Harassment, Instagram, Bullying, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Cybercrime, Abuse, United States, Digital Media, Reddit, Cyberbullying, Behavior


Manipulating an Indian politician’s tweets is worryingly easy to do

Here’s a concerning story from India, where the upcoming election is putting the use of social media in the spotlight. While the Indian government is putting Facebook, Google and other companies under pressure to prevent their digital platforms from being used for election manipulation, a journalist has demonstrated just how easy it is to control the social media messages that published by government ministers. Pon Radhakrishnan, India’s minister of state for finance and shipping, publishe...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Finance, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Software, United States, Digital Media, United Kingdom, Journalist


✊: How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat everyone at Twitter in nine tweets

In eight months, the new congresswoman has built one of DC’s most engaged followings. Here are her best movesWhen it comes to Twitter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress last November, beats every other US politician hands, nose and elbows down. She has built one of the most engaged followings on Capitol Hill in just eight months and was even appointed to teach social media lessons to her colleagues upon her arrival.How does she do it? I spend my day...
Tags: Congress, US, Social Media, Life and style, US news, Digital Media, Capitol Hill, Dc, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Twitter Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


Government’s secret post-Brexit plan must rule out the Singapore model

Whitehall should publish the findings of ‘Project After’ to clarify the direction of UK industrial strategy in the case of no-dealThere are plans under discussion in Whitehall to cope with the long-term consequences of a no-deal Brexit. Dubbed Project After, these plans involve Whitehall officials poring over the government’s entire portfolio of tax and spending commitments and how they might be adjusted once the UK tumbles out of the European Union’s single market and tariff-free customs area.C...
Tags: Twitter, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Technology, Media, Internet, Singapore, Social Media, European Union, UK News, World news, Blogging, Britain, Asia Pacific


Is video killing the TV star? VidCon London heralds a YouTube revolution

The arrival of the popular US festival for vloggers in the UK is a reminder of the powerful forces changing children’s televisionFor people working in the outwardly bright and cheerful world of children’s television, the past week was not a happy one.On Thursday, a report on the UK’s television viewing habits confirmed many of their worst fears. Among 4-to-15-year-olds last year, the hours of conventional or “linear” television viewed – that is, television watched at the time it was being broadc...
Tags: UK, Technology, Television, Media, Youtube, US, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Television industry, Children's Tv, VidCon London


Instagram urged to crack down on eating disorder images

Social media platform advised to follow self-harm picture ban with focus on anorexiaImages promoting potentially life-threatening eating disorders are thriving on Instagram and need to be cracked down on in the same way as graphic self-harm images, leading charities and experts have said.The social media giant’s focus on removing graphic images of self-harm did not go far enough, they said, and young people also faced being confronted with pro-anorexia images due to little policing on the site. ...
Tags: Health, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Society, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Digital Media, Bulimia


Instagram heads off regulations with ban on self-harm images | analysis

Tackling non-graphic related content, however, presents harder challenge than graphicInstagram has bowed to public pressure and introduced a series of policies aimed at protecting vulnerable young people who use the site.Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has committed to tightening up a number of policies relating to self-harm and suicide on the photo-sharing platform after weeks of pressure spearheaded by the father of Molly Russell, a 14-year-old who took her life in 2017. Ian Russell beli...
Tags: Technology, Media, Instagram, Children, Social Media, Society, Digital Media, Adam Mosseri, Ian Russell, Molly Russell


Instagram bans 'graphic' self-harm images after Molly Russell's death

Social media site announces action following criticism from British teenager’s fatherInstagram has announced it will ban all graphic self-harm images from its platform after the father of British teenager Molly Russell said it was partly to blame for her death.Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said “no graphic self-harm image” would in future be allowed on the platform. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Media, Instagram, Children, Social Media, Society, UK News, Digital Media, Adam Mosseri, Molly Russell


Tech platforms called to support public interest research into mental health impacts

The tech industry has been called on to share data with public sector researchers so the mental health and psychosocial impacts of their service on vulnerable users can be better understood, and also to contribute to funding the necessary independent research over the next ten years. The UK’s chief medical officers have made the call in a setting out advice and guidance for the government about children’s and young people’s screen use. They have also called for the industry to agree a code of ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Bullying, Social Media, Tech, CMO, Mental Health, Abuse, Digital Media, United Kingdom, Photo Sharing, Science and Technology Committee


Twitter shares fall amid concern over falling user numbers

Company reports 321 million active monthly users in fourth quarter, a drop of 5 millionTwitter’s share price fell more than 8% in early Wall Street trading as record fourth quarter revenues and the milestone of achieving its first full year of profitability failed to allay investor concerns over a drop in user numbers and a weak revenue forecast.The social media company reported 321 million monthly active users in the fourth quarter, a decrease of 9 million year-on-year and 5 million lower than ...
Tags: Twitter, Business, Technology, Media, Internet, Social Media, UK News, World news, US news, Digital Media


Disability campaigners give to new emojis for 2019

Guide dogs, prosthetics and accessibility emojis welcomed by rights groupsFrom falafels to mischievous sloths, dozens of new emojis will bring greater diversity to messaging applications later this year, as the company behind the emojipedia responds to a number of campaigns.The introduction of image-based characters such as hearing aids, wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs and guide dogs will help redress the under-representation of disabled people on the emoji keyboard, while there will also be a wid...
Tags: Technology, Media, Women, Social Media, Life and style, Society, UK News, Disability, Digital Media, Emoji


Spotify buys podcast firms Gimlet and Anchor

Streaming service reports first quarterly profits as it reveals plans to broaden beyond musicSpotify has bought two podcast firms and plans to spend up to $500m (£385m) on further acquisitions in an attempt to move beyond its music streaming roots for new growth.The Swedish company has acquired Gimlet, the firm behind a string of popular podcasts including Homecoming, which was adapted into an Amazon TV series starring Julia Roberts. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Business, Technology, Media, Internet, Julia Roberts, Digital Media, Podcasting, Mergers, Digital music and audio, Mergers and Acquisitions, Acquisitions And Funding


WhatsApp 'deleting 2m accounts a month' to stop fake news

App launches paper on ‘stopping abuse’ in India, home to more than 200m of its usersWhatsApp says it is deleting 2m accounts per month as part of an effort to blunt the use of the world’s most popular messaging app to spread fake news and misinformation.The Facebook-owned service published the data as part of a white paper on “stopping abuse” that was launched on Wednesday in India, the biggest market for the company with more than 200m users. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, India, Social Media, World news, Whatsapp, South and Central Asia, Digital Media


The business of being Alfie Deyes: ‘I’ll still be a YouTuber when I’m 40’

He started posting YouTube videos when he was 15. Ten years and 11 million subscribers later, the vlogging superstar and his girlfriend Zoella are looking to diversifyWho is Alfie Deyes? “That’s a tricky one,” he – Deyes – says. Not because he doesn’t know who he is, but because I’ve told him I’m asking on behalf of my mum, who’s never heard of him: how would he explain his job to her? “I think I’ll just say: ‘I’m a 25-year-old content creator who loves making things happen, whether that’s thing...
Tags: Technology, Media, Youtube, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, Zoella, Zoe Sugg, Aga, Alfie, Zoe, Alfie Deyes


Closure of Google+: everything you need to know

Social network’s demise has confused many Google users. We answer the key questionsGoogle is finally closing the social network it set up in an ill-fated attempt to take on Facebook, the company has confirmed. Google+ will be shut down for good on 2 April, with all profiles and pages to be deleted on that day. Related: Google to shut down Google+ after failing to disclose user data leak Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Digital Media, Media business, Alphabet


Facebook removes hundreds of accounts linked to fake news group in Indonesia

Facebook said today it has removed hundreds of Facebook and Instagram counts with links to an organization that peddled fake news. The world’s fourth largest country with a population of over 260 million, Indonesia is in election year alongside Southeast Asia neighbors Thailand and the Philippines. Facebook said this week it has set up an ‘election integrity’ team in Singapore, its APAC HQ, as it tries to prevent its social network being misused in the lead-up to voting . This Indonesia bust...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Social Media, Tech, Software, Thailand, United States, Philippines, Digital Media, United Nations


Facebook and Google Clearly Don't Exist in the Arrowverse

I can believe a child with dark matter shrapnel in her head can create a deadly dreamscape and plot to murder adults. I can believe a man can run faster than the eye can see. I can believe that someone out there in the multiverse would really date Sherloque Wells. But The Flash just stretched believability by…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Journalism, Digital Media, Cw, The Flash, DC Entertainment, Don, Iris West Allen


Facebook could be forced to share data on effects to the young

Social media firms should be compelled to protect users and legislation is needed, find MPsSocial media companies such as Facebook and Twitter could be required by law to share data with researchers to help examine potential harms to young people’s health and identify who may be at risk.Surveys and studies have previously suggested a link between the use of devices and networking sites and an increase in problems among teenagers and younger children ranging from poor sleep to bullying, mental he...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Media, Sleep, Social Media, Society, Mental Health, Digital Media, Young People