Games developers issued new guidance on protecting children
- Under new guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), video game developers must identify if players are under 18.
- The recommendations also highlighted that game developers should discourage false declarations of age.
- They also must ensure games are not detrimental to children’s wellbeing.
- The ICO has issued these recommendations to ensure that game makers and game providers are complying with the UK’s data laws.
- The guidance means that video games are conforming with the Children’s Code.
- For more, please visit the Standard’s website.
TikTok adds dedicated video feeds for sports, fashion, gaming and food
- TikTok have added new topics to its homepage .
- Instead of just “Following” and “For You,” feeds, users are now seeing videos dedicated to “Sports”, “Fashion”, “Gaming” and “Food.”
- These features will make it easier for users to watch, stay up to date and/or get inspiration from content they may be more interested in.
- Whilst beneficial for some users, it is not clear if the update is here to stay as some users may find the app’s homepage overcrowded with different features.
- However, the update may help content creators reach more niche audiences.
- To read the full story, go to the Tech Crunch’s website.
Meta is copying Telegram channels in Instagram
- Instagram creators will be able to broadcast their messages and share updates to their followers using text, photos, videos and voice notes etc.
- Followers who opt in to following the channel will not be able to post but will be able to interact with emojis and vote on polls.
- The feature is currently being tested with a select group of creators.
- The tool could prove to be a useful way, especially for larger creators, to keep their audiences updated.
- For the full story, go to the Verge website.