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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster Justin Rosenstein had tweaked […]

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Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’

Administration put de facto gag order on EPA and agriculture department staff, following similar guidance for USDA and Department of Transportation, reports say The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture have been placed under de facto gag orders by the Trump administration, according to documents obtained by news […]

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China Bans Internet News Reporting as Media Crackdown Widens

Chinas top internet regulator ordered major online companies including Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. to stop original news reporting, the latest effort by the government to tighten its grip over the countrys web and information industries. The Cyberspace Administration of China imposed the ban on several major news portals, including Sohu.com […]

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Trump has no idea how to run a superpower, say Chinese media

Communist party-controlled Global Times says Trump is not behaving as a president who will become master of the White House Donald Trump appears to have not a clue how to lead a superpower. That was the conclusion of Chinas Global Times newspaper on Monday morning as the countrys media weighed […]

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This Guy Cant Stop Photoshopping Himself Into Kendall Jenners Instagram Pics

@KirbyJenner is a self-described “Amateur Model / Lover of all things / Fraternal Twin of Kendall Jenner”. He’s also really good at Photoshop, and has used that skill to insert himself into Kendall Jenner’s Instagram pics. The cheeky ‘shops have garnered the digital artist a rabid following of his own, […]

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Are smartphones really making our children sad?

US psychologist Jean Twenge, who has claimed that social media is having a malign affect on the young, answers critics who accuse her of crying wolf Last week, the childrens commissioner, Anne Longfield, responded to the campaign. The assumption that time online or in front of a screen is life […]

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Stop children bingeing on social media during holidays, parents urged

Childrens commissioner says too much time is spent online as she launches five a day campaign The childrens commissioner has warned parents that they must intervene to stop their children overusing social media and consuming time online like junk food. As web use reaches record highs among children, regulate their […]

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