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Finding balance between teens, technology goal of workshop

Nampa/Northern Sunrise County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is offering a unique workshop for people to learn about Creating Boundaries around Children, Teens, and Technology. The workshop is set to be held May 29 from 1-4 p.m. at the St. Isidore Cultural Centre and will be hosted by Imagine Institute for Learning. “The workshop […]

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B.C. government and social media giants make deal on non-consensual intimate images

The British Columbia government and social media giants have made what they call a “historic collaboration” for youth safety online.  A joint statement from Premier David Eby and representatives of Meta, Google, TikTok, X and Snap Inc., the parent of Snapchat, says they met to help young people stay safe online, one of the most […]

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Vermont Legislature passes one of the strongest data privacy measures in the country

The Democrat-controlled Vermont legislature has passed one of the strongest data privacy measures in the country aimed at cracking down on companies’ use of online personal data, which would let consumers file civil lawsuits against companies that break certain privacy rules.  However, Republican Gov. Phil Scott has concerns about how part of the legislation could […]

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Ottawa should address AI’s impact on workers’ rights, privacy: parliamentary report

Artificial intelligence will have an impact on the Canadian labour force, a parliamentary committee recently heard, and MPs are suggesting ways the federal government can better prepare.  Witnesses described the “rapid pace” of AI technology being implemented, a new report says. “While technological shifts can be disruptive, there are likely to be benefits, including for […]

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California to tap generative AI tools to increase services access, reduce traffic jams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon deploy generative artificial intelligence tools to help reduce traffic jams, make roads safer and provide tax guidance, among other things, under new agreements announced Thursday as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s efforts to harness the power of new technologies for public services. The state is partnering with five […]

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Maryland governor signs online data privacy bills

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signed two measures into law on Thursday that are aimed at better protecting personal data online from Big Tech, including a bill making Maryland the second state to try to create strong limits on information collected on children. The measure, known as the Maryland Kids Code, seeks […]

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Net neutrality restored as FCC votes to regulate internet providers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to restore “net neutrality” rules that prevent broadband internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon from favoring some sites and apps over others. The move effectively reinstates a net neutrality order the commission first issued in 2015 during the Obama administration. In 2017, under then-President […]

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TikTok sues US to block law that could ban the social media platform

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Transgender activists have flooded a Utah tip line created to alert state officials to possible violations of a new bathroom law with thousands of hoax reports in an effort to shield trans residents and their allies from any legitimate complaints that could lead to an investigation.  The onslaught has led […]

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TikTok sues US to block law that could ban the social media platform

TikTok and its Chinese parent company filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a new American law that would ban the popular video-sharing app in the U.S. unless it’s sold to an approved buyer, saying it unfairly singles out the platform and is an unprecedented attack on free speech.  In its lawsuit, ByteDance says the new law […]

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TikTok has sued the US over a law that could ban its app. What’s the legal outlook?

NEW YORK (AP) — A newly minted law forcing TikTok’s parent company to sell the video-sharing platform or face a ban in the U.S. could be in for an uphill battle in court. The app’s China-based owner, ByteDance, filed a lawsuit Tuesday, calling the measure unconstitutional. Critics of the sell-or-be-banned ultimatum argue it violates TikTok […]

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How TikTok grew from a fun app for teens into a potential national security threat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If it feels like TikTok has been around forever, that’s probably because it has, at least if you’re measuring via internet time. What’s now in question is whether it will be around much longer and, if so, in what form? Starting in 2017, when the Chinese social video app merged with […]

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Brad Parscale helped Trump win in 2016 using Facebook ads. Now he’s back, and an AI evangelist

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Maine woman who accused school officials of encouraging her teen’s gender expression by providing a chest binder and using a new name and pronouns, without consulting parents. U.S. District Judge Jon Levy acknowledged his decision that a mother such as Amber Lavigne […]

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