Children’s Privacy: UK’s NSPCC reports 82% rise in online grooming of children

The UK children’s charity, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has found an 82% rise in online grooming against children over the last five years, with 73% coming through Snapchat and Meta. One in four incidents were against primary school children and, where gender was known, 83% of the actions were against girls.

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The US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) introduces new cybersecurity rules for public companies. To safeguard data and ensure third-party compliance, the SEC is mandating that companies disclose cybersecurity events in a transparent, prompt, and comprehensive manner. A primary reason is to ensure investors are kept apprised of incidents to enable them to make informed decisions and to safeguard financial interests.

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Microsoft Lets Publishers Block Bing Chat Separately from Bing Search

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Nearly one-third of major news publishers have blocked generative AI tools from reading their content.   But that’s a drastic measure which could also exclude their results from conventional search engines.  Microsoft has just given publishers the option to block access by Bing Chat without also removing their content from search results.  We’ll see if competitors do the same.

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