August 6, 2020

TikTok on the Brink of Being Banned in US; Teens and Snapchat; and more!

Popular Social Media Apps, Child Safety Measures In the News

Microsoft could buy TikTok for as much as $30 billion

"TikTok has been under fire from the Trump administration, which has accused the Chinese-owned app of collecting data on Americans and sending it to the Chinese government. (TikTok has repeatedly denied this.) President Donald Trump has stressed that he will ban the app if ByteDance doesn’t sell the widely-popular unit to an American company by September 15."

Read the Full Article From CNBC Here

***Note from Enough Is Enough®: Like many popular social media apps, including TikTok, children can be exposed to age-inappropriate content such as explicit lyrics, dangerous stunts or sexual content. The private message and comment features also allow sexual predators to connect with your child while posing as someone younger. Please, monitor your child's use on these apps. We've provided more advice to parents when it comes to social media use here.

Snapchat streaks and revenge porn: what it’s like to be a teen online

"Since lockdown began, 25 per cent of girls under 18 say they experienced at least one form of abuse or sexual harassment online..."

"... Children as young as 12 report being asked for pictures by adult men on Snapchat. Further, the majority of girls felt they could not report their male classmates to teachers or parents when they requested sexual images on social media."

Read the full story from the New Statesman here.


Wagner Introduces Bill to Protect Victims of Crime, Reject Dangerous Warrant-Proof Encryption

Representative Ann Wagner introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, the House companion to Senator Graham’s bill of the same name. "My legislation would require tech companies to help law enforcement access requested data in response to a lawful warrant, incentivize innovation to build environments where lawful access and maximum privacy can co-exist, and train law enforcement on how to access digital evidence." 

Read the press release here.

Read the one-pager on the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act here.

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