Children’s Privacy: Chinese police alert parents to check messaging apps that may try to involve their kids in crime

Local police across China alerted parents that encrypted communications apps, including Telegram, which can encrypt or immediately erase content, have been used by criminals to defraud children – and sometimes even involve them as accomplices in crimes. Parents were advised to check kids’ cell phones for encrypted apps and to remove them if found.

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Children’s Privacy: YouTube algorithms found steering gamers to guns

May 23, 2023

A study by non-profit Tech Transparency Project evaluated videos recommended by YouTube algorithms and found the platform recommended hundreds of videos about guns and gun violence to boys interested in video games. These included videos that showed how to make and enhance weapons or depicted school shootings – all of which are in violation of YouTube’s stated policies about depiction of firearms and violence, and to protect children’s safety.

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Salesforce Connects AI-Based Marketing Apps with Data from CDP and Google

June 8, 2023

Salesforce kicked off its big Connections conference yesterday, and if you’re surprised the focus was on generative AI, you haven’t been paying attention.  Still, the focus this time was on marketing applications that draw on Salesforce CDP data, so it’s right up our alley.  They also announced direct access to Google BigQuery data, ticking the “zero-copy” box as well.

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