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March 5, 2024

Lawsuit against Snap over fentanyl deaths can proceed, judge rules 

  • A lawsuit blaming Snapchat for a series of drug overdoses among young people can proceed, a Los Angeles judge ruled.
  • A group of family members related to children and young people who overdosed on fentanyl sued Snap, accusing the company of facilitating illicit drug deaths.
  • Snapchat rebutted the claims, noting that it is “working diligently” to address drug dealing on its platform in coordination with law enforcement.
  • For more, please visit Yahoo News website.

Elon Musk sues ChatGPT-maker OpenAI over Microsoft links 

  • Elon Musk is suing OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT arguing it breached the principles of he agreed to when he helped found it in 2015.
  • Musk believes that OpenAI has strayed from its mission of trying to “benefit humanity” and is now focused on maximising profits for Microsoft.
  • The filing comes after the Wall Street Journal reported that US regulators had begun to probe the ChatGPT creator over whether investors had been misled,
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

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School phone ban: Blandford pupils to be offered ‘brick phones’ 

  • A Dorset primary school is looking to offer “brick phones” to pupils to overcome inappropriate smartphone use.
  • The school hopes this will address social media issues, sleep problems, and behavioural problems caused by smartphones.
  • The school will allow parents to borrow the phones for little to no cost.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

Male prison guards forcibly stripped ‘incredibly vulnerable’ teenage girl inmate – report 

  • An “incredibly vulnerable” young girl in a young offenders’ institution was forcibly stripped by male prison guards.
  • The chief inspector of prisons said he was “deeply shocked” by the findings.
  • A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said restraint is used on children in “rare circumstances” where there is “no alternative to prevent serious harm to the child, other children or staff”
  • For more, please visit the Sky News website.