Google Chrome is getting built-in virtual credit cards

  • Google is adding a feature to Chrome’s autofill system called Virtual Card Numbers which will let users hide their credit or debit card number while buying online.
  • Initially, Virtual Card Numbers will support Capital One cards but will expand support to Visa, American Express and Mastercard, too.
  • Google hope this feature will help make it easier to securely buy things online.
  • You can read the full story on The Verge’s website.

Campaign on the legislation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse

  • The European Commission is proposing new EU legislation that aims to help countries detect and report child sexual abuse (CSA) online, prevent CSA and support victims as “the current system of voluntary reporting is not enough”.
  • The legislation would make it mandatory for online service providers to report CSA online on their platforms and alert authorities so that predators can be brought to justice.
  • Providers would also be required to report cases of grooming.
  • You can read the full story on the European Commission’s website.

Children ‘do not want to be defined by the pandemic’

  • The head of NSPCC, Sir Peter Wanless, has said that “children do not want to be defined by the pandemic”.
  • He has urged the government to overhaul the child protection system, warning that we’ve only seen “the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to the impact of COVID-19.
  • Children are also being put at risk by the “economic turbulence” caused by the cost-of-living crisis.
  • You can read the full story on The Independent’s website.

Bus strike ‘must not affect exam pupils’

  • The Children’s Commissioner, Koulla Yiasouma, has called for “special considerations” so pupils can get to school during an upcoming bus strike.
  • She claims that the strikes must not affect students taking GCSE, AS and A-level examinations.
  • Translink drivers from the Unite and GMB unions are to walk out from the 17th to the 23rd of May, this is expected to shut down all bus services.
  • You can read the full story on the BBC’s website.