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February 2, 2024

New Report Finds the Majority of Parents Don’t Update Privacy Controls in Social Apps 

  • Most parents don’t update their children’s privacy settings on social media, even though platforms offer them.
  • A study found that by the end of 2022, less than 10% of teenagers on Instagram had enabled the parental supervision setting.
  • Despite privacy tools being readily available, most people do not deploy them.
  • For more, please visit the Social Media Today website.

AI will not be mass destroyer of jobs – Bank chief 

  • The Bank of England’s governor believes AI will not destroy many jobs and that humans will learn to work with new technologies.
  • A report by the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee focuses on large language models (LLMs) which power generative AI tools like ChatGPT.
  • The UK hosted the world’s first AI Safety Summit in November 2023, where a global declaration on managing AI risks was announced.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

South Yorkshire to be focus for smartphone illness prevention study 

  • A new study in South Yorkshire will test whether smartphone sensors can help detect and prevent illnesses.
  • Global tech giant Google will conduct the research, alongside academics and local government staff.
  • The first project will test whether the smartphone sensors could detect high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and chronic kidney disease.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.