‘It went nuts’: Thousands join UK parents calling for smartphone-free childhood

More than 4,000 parents have joined a group committed to barring young children from having smartphones, as concerns grow about online safety and the impact of social media on mental health. The WhatsApp group Smartphone Free Childhood was created by the former school friends Clare Fernyhough and Daisy Greenwell in response to their fears around…

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“So violated”: Wyze cameras leak footage to strangers for 2nd time in 5 months

“So violated”: Wyze cameras leak footage to strangers for 2nd time in 5 months

Enlarge / Wyze’s Cam V3 Pro indoor/outdoor smart camera. Wyze cameras experienced a glitch on Friday that gave 13,000 customers access to images and, in some cases, video, from Wyze cameras that didn’t belong to them. The company claims 99.75 percent of accounts weren’t affected, but for some, that revelation doesn’t eradicate feelings of “disgust”…

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Apple Upgrades iMessage With PQ3 Quantum Computer-Resistant Encryption Protocol

Apple Upgrades iMessage With Protection Against Quantum Computer Attacks

Apple is introducing a new cryptographic protocol for iMessage that is designed to protect users from sophisticated attacks using quantum computers. The new encryption protocol could safeguard users from scenarios where encrypted data has been stored, only to be decrypted using a quantum computer at a later date. iMessage is the second messaging platform known…

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Reddit admits more moderator protests could hurt its business

Reddit admits more moderator protests could hurt its business

Reddit filed to go public on Thursday (PDF), revealing various details of the social media company’s inner workings. Among the revelations, Reddit acknowledged the threat of future user protests and the value of third-party Reddit apps. On July 1, Reddit enacted API rule changes—including new, expensive pricing —that resulted in many third-party Reddit apps closing. Disturbed…

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Is a smartphone and social media ban the best way to protect young people from internet dangers? | Letters

The members of the WhatsApp group Smartphone Free Childhood have an unrealistic expectation if they believe that banning under-14s from possessing smartphones and trying to prevent under-16s accessing social media is a practical way of protecting them from the very real dangers that the internet can unveil (‘It went nuts: Thousands join UK parents calling…

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OnePlus Buds 3 Review: Simply, Excellent Value

OnePlus Buds 3 Review

The newly launched OnePlus Buds 3 appears as a brand-new product line since OnePlus never launched a Buds 2 truly wireless earphones. Technically, these are closer to the Nord Buds Z2 both in terms of features and in terms of price, so you can say that these buds are the spiritual successors to the Buds…

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