Facebook update introduces warning for screenshots on Messenger

  • Mark Zuckerberg has reminded Messenger users to not screenshot conversations on Messenger.
  • A future update to end-to-end encrypted chats will notify users if their disappearing messages are screenshotted.
  • The update will apply to Instagram as it is also owned by parent company, Meta.
  • You can read the full story through The Independent.

EA no longer “driving hard” on NFTs for their games

  • Electronic Arts’ (EA) CEO Andrew Wilson has pulled back on the company’s position on NFTs, after previously calling them the “future”.
  • EA has not yet implemented NFTs into their games, but multiple other companies have attempted to.
  • If you are not familiar with NFTs, they are non-fungible tokens – these are unique digital assets that hold value.
  • You can find out more about NFTs in our NFT article.
  • You can read the full story through NME.

TikTok and YouTube have the most data trackers

  • A report by atlasVPN showed that TikTok and YouTube have the most trackers online.
  • Trackers allow ad services to follow users online and learn their browsing habits.
  • TikTok and YouTube have 14 trackers each, but 13 of TikTok’s trackers are third-party contacts – meaning it is unclear what user data is being shared.
  • You can read the full story through the atlasVPN website.

Children in care homes ‘seen as criminals not victims’

  • The Independent Children’s Home Association (ICHA) claims that children in care are often treated as criminals rather than victims in society.
  • Applications to build new care homes are regularly met with hostility by nearby residents.
  • Residential homes are an important part of children’s social care, as the number of foster families is not keeping up with demands.
  • You can read the full story through the BBC.

Drug crime involving children highest proportion on record

  • Children in England and Wales have thousands of drug crimes in less than a decade.
  • Child drug crimes accounted for 10.3% of 38,500 proven offences involving under-18s in 2020-21.
  • Campaigners are calling for a reform of drug laws, as a criminal record can have a detrimental effect on a child’s future.
  • You can read the full story through the Evening Standard.