IN THE NEWS: STUDY LOOKS AT TEENS AND TECH
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study indicates that if you have a teen — chances are you have a teen with a smartphone. The study by Common Sense Media finds that 89 percent of teens have their own smartphone. That’s more than double the 41 percent of teens who had them in 2012, the last time the survey was done. The survey also quantifies what most of us already know from experience: that teens are always on their phones, check social media “constantly” — and prefer texting to face-to-face communication. One other note: while teens in 2012 were mostly using Facebook, that isn’t the case these days. Only 15 percent of teens now say Facebook is their main social network. In 2012, 68 percent of teens did.
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IN THE NEWS: GOOGLE – EUROPE
LONDON (AP) — Google is continuing its fight against efforts to let people scrub negative stuff from results gleaned from search engines. The global portal has taken its case to the European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg — where the matter will be discussed starting today. At issue is an order in France that orders Google to extend "right to be forgotten" rules globally — upon request. But Google says wants to be able to apply such rules to everyone in the world who uses its services.
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ON THE WEB: WILDLIFE AND FACEBOOK
CYBERSPACE (AP) — A wildlife monitoring group says it's found signs that there is a large number of people who traffic in endangered animals — using Facebook groups. The monitoring network TRAFFIC says researchers found more than 1,500 animals for sale online in 12 Facebook groups in Thailand in less than a month of monitoring. Follow-up research on those same 12 groups finds at least nine were still active as recently as July. The group says its research indicates that publicly trafficking in endangered animals is easy — even as those who do so remain out of the reach of authorities.
Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com
TRAFFIC site: https://www.worldwildlife.org/initiatives/traffic-the-wildlife-trade-monitoring-network
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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