‘Liked’ by many – Nation

THEY are the superstars on your social media feed, getting thousands of “likes” and comments with just a selfie. With hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram and Facebook, such social media influencers are more than just the popular people online – they play a role in affecting what we buy too. Retailers and businesses…

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Researchers find that filters don’t prevent porn – TechCrunch

In a paper entitled Internet Filtering and Adolescent Exposure to Online Sexual Material, Oxford Internet Institute researchers Victoria Nash and Andrew Przybylski found that Internet filters rarely work to keep adolescents away from online porn. “It’s important to consider the efficacy of Internet filtering,” said Dr, Nash. “Internet filtering tools are expensive to develop and…

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License to influence: Social media ‘influencers’ are being reined in under new UAE laws — will other Gulf nations follow lead?

License to influence: Social media ‘influencers’ are being reined in under new UAE laws — will other Gulf nations follow lead? ABU DHABI: They are the self-proclaimed fitness gurus, gaming addicts, beauty bloggers and fashion experts who use their online popularity to influence our buying decisions, lifestyle choices and even careers.Now regulators are looking at…

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