OnlyFans to prohibit sexually explicit content  

  • OnlyFans, best known for its creators’ adult videos and photos, will prohibit sexually explicit content starting on the 1st of October.  
  • The company announced that the change is due to pressure from its banking and payment provider partners. 
  • Despite this, a BBC investigation found that OnlyFans had been lenient on creators who had posted illegal content. 
  • Creators on the platform will still be able to post nudes, provided they comply with the site’s acceptable use policy.  
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Policy groups request that Apple abandon plans of CSAM scanning update 

  • An international coalition of policy and civil rights groups published an open letter addressed to Apple on Thursday. 
  • The letter asks Apple to abandon its recently announced plans to build surveillance capabilities into iPhones, iPads, and other Apple products. 
  • The coalition includes groups such as The American Civil Liberties Union, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access Now, Privacy International, and The Tor Project.  
  • The request concerns upcoming iOS built-in hash system for on-device scanning of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). 
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Facebook unveils tools to help Afghan people fearful of Taliban violence 

  • Facebook has announced new user controls for people in Afghanistan who are rushing to delete their digital footprints. 
  • This aims to help those in fear that their phones or computers may be seized by the Taliban and reveal information that could put them in danger.  
  • These features include a one-click tool on Facebook to lock user accounts which prevents people who aren’t already ‘friends’ with a user from downloading pictures or seeing posts.  
  • On Instagram, users are receiving pop-up messages with ways to secure their accounts.  
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