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    👍 | Facebook Is Well Aware of How Destructive Insta…

    By Logan Mahan A new report from the Wall Street Journal confirms what most of us already know: Instagram is hella toxic. Based on internal research Facebook has kept secret for two years and which was recently acquired by the WSJ, the social media company is fully aware of how its photo-sharing app negatively impacts its young users' mental health and worsens body image issues, specifically for teen girls. Here are just some of the bleak findings from Facebook's internal research: “Thirty-two percent of teen girls said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse…

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    📱 | Why You Need to Update Your iPhone (and Other A…

    By Kirk Miller Lost in all hubbub (or lack of drama) in Apple's big event yesterday was the fact that you really need to update your iPhone right now. As noted by The Next Web, the Israel-based NSO Group and its Pegasus spyware have have caused issues since 2016, but the latest problem is a potential vulnerability that could cause issues not just for iPhone users but also for people using Macs and / or Apple Watches. Ergo, Apple's emergency 14.8 update. Apple itself doesn't say much about it. On your phone, it simply says, “This update provides important security updates and is recommended for…

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    👍 | Film and Television Workers Are Using Instagram…

    By Tobias Carroll The last year has seen a significant push by workers to improve the conditions under which they do their jobs. This spans for everything from people pushing for more remote work flexibility to the ongoing effort to get Amazon warehouse workers unionized. So it's not All that surprising that there's also been a call for reform in the film and television industry, where long days of shooting are the norm and cases of burnout are frequent. Earlier this month, a report from Jacobin explored the latest push for better working conditions. What prompted this? The downtime in film an…

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    👍 | Instagram Is Really Sorry for Censoring a Nippl…

    By Kayla Kibbe Instagram has done something it rarely does — apologize — after doing something it does quite frequently: censor a female-presenting nipple. The infamously sex-negative social media platform known for draconian guidelines against nudity — particularly of the female variety — has issued an apology after taking down the official movie poster for Pedro Almodóvar's new film starring Penelope Cruz, Madres Paralelas, which shows a lactating nipple. fro…

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    📱 | Google Bans Sugar Dating Apps From Google Play…

    Google is cracking down on sugar dating, and beginning in September, Android users seeking what are often referred to in the sugar dating space as “mutually beneficial arrangements” will no longer be able to download apps designed to help sugar daddies (or mamas) find This change is part of a handful of updates Google recently published, and reflects changes to the Play store's “Inappropriate Content policy” designed to police sexual content. Per Google's updated guides, as reported by Android Police, “We're updating the Inappropriate Content policy to…