Here’s a round up of this month’s industry news and content we think you might find interesting.
TIK TOK FINED $5.7MILLION FOR VIOLATING CHILDRENS PRIVACY LAWS
You were lucky to watch any screen in 2018 without seeing a Tik Tok advert – the app formerly known as Musical.ly targeted at kids, full of lip syncs, singing and dancing challenges. Now they’ve been fined $5.7million for violating childrens privacy laws and will remove all content posted by under 13’s. Read The Telegraph’s article for more detail on this story:
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR ROAMING CHARGES AFTER BREXIT?
In 2017, EU roaming charges were scrapped, but what happens after Brexit? Well, nothing until at least December 2020, which is the end of the transition period (which could well be extended). The networks have each said that they currently have no plans to reintroduce the charges any time soon, read here:
WHATSAPP CO-FOUNDER URGES USERS TO DELETE FACEBOOK
Are you a Facebook user? How about Whatsapp? Brian Acton, Co-Founder of Whatsapp, the instant messaging app, has urged Facebook users to delete their accounts. This isn’t the first time Acton has voiced this since he sold Whatsapp to Facebook in 2017, having concerns over Facebook’s plans of monetisation. Read here:
World Transplant Games fundraising target DOUBLED!
We have officially reached our fundraising target, with 6 months to spare! So we’ve decided to double it!
We’ve also created a dedicated page on our website, so you can see our updates and how you can get involved.
We have 1 team left for our Charity Golf Day in June and lots of sponsorship opportunities available.
The latest tech from Mobile World Congress 2019
Mobile World Congress 2019 was held in Barcelona at the end of last month, showcasing all sorts of brand new technology, from AI baby robots to foldable tech. Read our blog to see the highlights!
Apple announces 2nd gen Airpods with charging case
Apple has announced its second generation range of Airpods starting from £159.00. The new features of the AirPods 2 include a wireless charging case and Siri compatibility. You can purchase them online as of now.
Google fined again, this time for breaking advertising laws
The tech giant has yet again come under scrutiny from the EU for breaking its advertising laws. This is the company’s third fine in recent years, as it has illegally prevented rivals from appearing in online advertising.
The World Wide Web turns 30!
Invented in March 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web has become the foundation of business, pleasure and social environments across the globe, with half the world now having access. Sir Tim gives his thoughts in a recent article about how far we’ve come.
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