Meta Launches New Privacy Updates on Instagram and Facebook for Teens’ Online Protection

Meta has rolled out new privacy updates for teenagers on Instagram and Facebook, to protect them from online harm.

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Meta Launches New Privacy Updates on Instagram and Facebook for Teens’ Online Protection
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New Delhi, November 22 : Meta has rolled out new privacy updates for teenagers on Instagram and Facebook, to protect them from online harm. Starting now, anyone who joins Facebook under the age of 16, or under the age of 18 in some countries, will automatically be placed in more private settings, the company said in a blogpost.

The company is also testing methods to prevent teenagers from messaging suspicious adults they are not connected to, and the platform won't display them in the People You May Know recommendations. It also created a number of tools for teens to inform the company if something makes them feel uncomfortable while using the applications. Meta Layoffs: Massive Sacking by Mark Zuckerberg Hits India Team Across Verticals.

Meta is also developing tools to prevent the online spread of self-generated intimate photographs. "We're working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to build a global platform for teens who are worried intimate images they created might be shared on public online platforms without their consent," the company said. WhatsApp India Head Abhijit Bose, Meta India Public Policy Director Rajiv Aggarwal Resign.

Additionally, Meta is working with Thorn and their NoFiltr brand to create educational materials which will help teenagers reduce the shame and stigma surrounding intimate images.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Nov 22, 2022 11:16 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

New Delhi, November 22 : Meta has rolled out new privacy updates for teenagers on Instagram and Facebook, to protect them from online harm. Starting now, anyone who joins Facebook under the age of 16, or under the age of 18 in some countries, will automatically be placed in more private settings, the company said in a blogpost.

The company is also testing methods to prevent teenagers from messaging suspicious adults they are not connected to, and the platform won't display them in the People You May Know recommendations. It also created a number of tools for teens to inform the company if something makes them feel uncomfortable while using the applications. Meta Layoffs: Massive Sacking by Mark Zuckerberg Hits India Team Across Verticals.

Meta is also developing tools to prevent the online spread of self-generated intimate photographs. "We're working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to build a global platform for teens who are worried intimate images they created might be shared on public online platforms without their consent," the company said. WhatsApp India Head Abhijit Bose, Meta India Public Policy Director Rajiv Aggarwal Resign.

Additionally, Meta is working with Thorn and their NoFiltr brand to create educational materials which will help teenagers reduce the shame and stigma surrounding intimate images.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Nov 22, 2022 11:16 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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