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Snapchat map update raises child safety worries – BBC News

An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents.Snap Map lets people search for places such as schools and see videos and pictures posted by children inside.It also lets people locate their “friends” on a map that is accurate enough to determine where people live.Snap, the company behind Snapchat, stressed …

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Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech – BBC News

Facebook is launching a UK initiative to train and fund local organisations to combat extremism and hate speech.It comes a week after the social network announced steps of its own to remove terrorist-related content from its site. The UK Online Civil Courage Initiative’s initial partners include Imams Online and the Jo Cox Foundation.Facebook has faced criticism for being slow to …

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Virgin Media urges password change over hacking risk – BBC News

Virgin Media has told 800,000 customers to change their passwords to protect against being hacked.An investigation by Which? found that hackers could access the provider’s Super Hub 2 router, allowing access to users’ smart appliances.A child’s toy and domestic CCTV cameras were among the vulnerable devices. Virgin Media said the risk was small but advised customers using default network and …

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