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Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children – TechCrunch

Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children – TechCrunch Facebook and Instagram will more proactively lock the accounts of users its moderators suspect are below the age of 13. Its former policy was to only investigate accounts if they were reported specifically for being potentially underage. But …

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Messenger Kids launches in Mexico – TechCrunch

Messenger Kids launches in Mexico – TechCrunch Messenger Kids, Facebook’s parent-controlled messaging app that lets kids text, call, video chat, and use face filters, has now arrived in Mexico. The launch follows Messenger Kids’ recent expansion outside the U.S., where in June it first became available to users in Canada and …

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Announcing TechCrunch meetups in Buenos Aires and Santiago next week – TechCrunch

Announcing TechCrunch meetups in Buenos Aires and Santiago next week – TechCrunch TechCrunch is heading to Latin America for the first time and staging its first ever Startup Battlefield Latin America on Nov. 8 in São Paulo to find the next wave of early stage startups tackling big ideas! To …

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Dems and GOP unite, slamming Facebook for allowing violent Pages – TechCrunch

Dems and GOP unite, slamming Facebook for allowing violent Pages – TechCrunch In a rare moment of agreement, members of the House Judiciary Committee from both major political parties agreed that Facebook needed to take down Pages that bullied shooting survivors or called for more violence. The hearing regarding social …

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Other people’s lives are not fodder for your feeds – TechCrunch

Other people’s lives are not fodder for your feeds – TechCrunch #PlaneBae You should cringe when you read that hashtag. Because it’s a reminder that people are being socially engineered by technology platforms to objectify and spy on each other for voyeuristic pleasure and profit. The short version of the …

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