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February 21, 2024

Tinder introduces passport-scanning ID checks for UK users 

  • Enhanced identity checks will be introduced for UK users on Tinder, which involves a passport or driving license being checked against a video selfie.
  • Anyone who signs up to the voluntary scheme will receive an icon on their profile, verifying their age and likeness are authentic.
  • It comes after calls for tougher actions after the app has been repeatedly targeted by romance fraudsters.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

Instagram’s testing new limits to how many hashtags you can add to posts 

  • According to reports, Instagram is now limiting hashtags that some users can add to their posts to five.
  • Some users have stated they are receiving limit pop-ups as they add hashtags to their captions.
  • It is speculated this will help reduce the capacity for spammers to target trending topics.
  • For more, please visit the Social Media Today website.

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Teachers speak out over rising pupil violence

  • Aberdeen teachers have reported they are traumatised, fear their safety and are scared to attend work due to increasing pupil violence.
  • An EIS survey of almost 800 members in the city, found almost half reported violent pupil behaviour in school every day.
  • Over a third of those surveyed said they had been physically assaulted.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

Rochdale grooming: ‘I was raped more than 100 times from age 12’ 

  • A victim of a Rochdale grooming gang reported she was raped more than 100 times from 12 years old and felt “let down” by police.
  • Maggie Oliver, a former detective, stated that child sexual exploitation was happening across the country.
  • A spokesperson for the council reported that they were “deeply sorry” that it did not take the action to protect children from abuse at the time the victim was sexually abused.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.