“It’s probably not a coincidence that three of the largest social networks in the world all announced a raft of child-safety features in the summer of 2021. So what could have prompted the changes?”
– Technology Editor Alex Hearn, noting a string of changes to how Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok engage young users (e.g. the latter will no longer send push notifications to teens after 9 or 10pm) just as the UK begins enforcing the Age-Appropriate Design Code of Practice, guidelines spun out of the EU’s GDPR data protection law

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