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Digital Safety in the News

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Technology News

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The articles in this section reflect current digital safety concerns in the news cycle and covers topics that might be of particular interest to HE staff and students. Inclusion on this web page does not necessarily imply endorsement from the University of Edinburgh.

Social Media

‘I’m happy to announce…’ How we entered a great big era of boastfulness (The Guardian, 26 February 2020)

Privacy warning over WhatsApp group chats as “they can be found on Google” (Yahoo News, 24 February 2020)

Gendered Tech Abuse

Internet ‘is not working for women and girls’, says Berners-Lee (The Guardian, 12 March 2020)

Number seeking advice over revenge porn doubles (BBC Scotland, 6 January 2020)



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