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Witnesses raise issues with Senate bill restricting youth online access to porn

Internet and Governance | 02/10/2022 2:03 pm EST

Internet and criminal justice experts sounded the alarm on a proposed Senate bill seeking to block pornographic websites in Canada if they do not comply with age verification...

Yahoo buys Snapchat rival Blink

Media | 05/14/2014 7:11 pm EDT

Yahoo Inc. has acquired mobile-messaging application company Blink, according to a blog post on the latter’s website. “We’re excited to announce that as of May 13, 2014 Blink is joining Yahoo!” Blink said. Blink's application lets users send self-destructing text messages, audio, sketches, video and photos, its website says. Snapchat offers a similar service. “We built Blink because we believe everyone should be free to show the same honesty and spontaneity in their online conversations as they can in person,” its blog added. “We look forward to the possibilities that will come from bringing the Blink vision to Yahoo.” Blink will be shutting down the application for both Google Inc.’s Android software and Apple Inc.’s iOS platform in the coming weeks, the blog said, though it added, “We hope you stick with us through the next chapter.” Terms of the acquisition were not released. This follows the announcement in February that Facebook Inc. had reached an...

Snapchat adds instant messaging, video calling

Media | 05/02/2014 2:38 pm EDT

Mobile picture-sharing service Snapchat has introduced instant messaging and video-calling capabilities to its application. Snapchat has been known for being a way to share photographs between users on Apple Inc. iPhones or...