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February 27, 2024

Reddit Partners With Google on New Data Sharing Deal 

  • Reddit and Google have a new data sharing deal. 
  • Google will use Reddit’s data to improve search results and within its generative AI projects. 
  • It will also benefit Reddit, in helping to boost awareness of its forums. 
  • For more, please visit the Social Media Today website.

Private school pupil, 16, killed himself after Snapchat nude photo blackmail 

  • An inquest heard how a teenager made a video outlining his suicide plan, after receiving his nude images from a Snapchat blackmailer, who demanded £100 to prevent the images being sent to his followers.
  • His family believe a girl may have taken the images with him, before they ended up with the blackmailer.
  • The Met Police found he messages he received before his death, who they believe was a man based in Nigeria, using a virtual private network (VPN) to mask his location.
  • For more, please visit the Telegraph website, and for information on Sextortion, please visit the INEQE website.

Teens ‘forced into sex and crime to pay off drug debt, says bereaved mum 

  • Young people in Northern Ireland are being forced into sex work and crime to pay off drug debts, according to a BBC investigation. 
  • The investigation found that young people are being lured into criminality by paramilitary groups and crime gangs. 
  • Det Ch Supt Emma Neill reported that they will investigate the importation supply and use of drugs and pursue those involved in drugs criminality. 
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.