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WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe to 16 ahead of data law change

WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe to 16 ahead of data law change

WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, is raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe to help it comply with new data privacy rules coming into force next month. WhatsApp will ask European users to confirm they are at least 16 years old when they are prompted...

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Britain may regulate young people's use of social media: minister

Britain may regulate young people's use of social media: minister

Britain's health minister Jeremy Hunt threatened to impose new regulations on social media firms unless they did more to protect young people using their services. Hunt said the groups were "turning a blind eye" to the effect social media had on children's well-being - an accusation...

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Russia asks Google and Apple to remove Telegram from stores: Ifax

Russia asks Google and Apple to remove Telegram from stores: Ifax

Russia's state telecommunications regulator said Tuesday it had sent requests to Google and Apple asking them to remove the Telegram messenger service from their application stores, the Interfax news agency reported. The watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said on Monday it had begun blocking...

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Zuckerberg's personal data included in Facebook leak

Zuckerberg's personal data included in Facebook leak

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that his personal data was also included in the Cambridge Analytica breach, in which millions of users' information was obtained and used by a data firm in the U.K. for critical elections. In his testimony before the House Committee on Energy...

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