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The dark side of scrolling. Abuse of children gets platform on social media

By Augustinas Šulija on Friday, July 31, 2020

Reports about illegal and harmful content on the internet increased substantially in Lithuania this year. Social networks like Instagram are the new hunting grounds for child abusers, observers warn. Sofia, an artist and designer in her late 20s based in Spain, was calmly scrolling through her Instagram feed, when a shocking picture of a child posing as an adult model appeared on her phone screen. “It was an 8-year-old boy…

Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

People on Bermuda rushed to make final preparations for an expected close brush with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm that caused authorities on the British Atlantic island to order early closings of schools, transportation and government offices Wednesday. National Security Minister Wayne Caines said schools, government offices and ferries on the island would close at noon and bus service would halt at 4 p.m. Officials expected tropical storm-force…

Heather Mills gets UK phone hacking apology, payout

Monday, July 8, 2019

Heather Mills, the former wife of Paul McCartney, and her sister have received an apology and a settlement from Britain’s defunct News of the World tabloid over the hacking of their phones. Heather Mills and her sister Fiona Mills both received a formal apology in Britain’s High Court on Monday. In a statement read outside the court, she said she felt “joy and vindication” at the settlement. “My motivation to…