• Facebook allows US users to disable political ads

    Facebook has announced that starting in the US, users will be given the option to remove all political advertising from their Facebook and Instagram feeds.

    The changes are part of Facebook’s preparations for this year’s elections and come in response to public demands for transparency following controversy surrounding the 2016 US presidential campaigns.

    Russian-backed Facebook posts were found to have reached 126 million Americans leading up to the election.

    Nick Clegg, vice-president of global affairs and communications at Facebook, said the company had “absolutely” got things wrong in the lead-up to prior elections. Facebook is now “getting better and better

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  • BT searches for Young Pioneer as part of AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards

    The Young Pioneer Award category at this year’s AbilityNet Tech4Good awards will be sponsored by BT, as the firm aims to find young people across the UK who are aiming to make lives better by using technology.

    Nominations are now open for the BT Young Pioneer Award, which is aimed at people aged nine to 18 who have ideas about how to use technology to solve a real-world issue that is important to them.

    “The BT Young Pioneer Award is a way of opening up the potential of young people – you might have an idea that no one else

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  • Post Office Horizon scandal victims keep pressure on government’s doorstep

    Subpostmasters seeking justice in the Post Office Horizon IT scandal are regaining momentum in Parliament – after the Covid-19 lockdown put the brakes on – with action on multiple fronts.

    Following a High Court ruling in December which ended in their favour, subpostmasters took their battle to Parliament to seek further redress of their grievances against the Post Office, which is government owned and has a member of government on its board.

    The parliamentary campaign got off to a good start with debates and MPs becoming increasingly vocal in support of subpostmasters. But the Covid-19 lockdown saw early progress lost.… Read More