Snapchat introduces new parental control features
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(Pocket-lint) – Snap has announced a few new security features for its app, aimed at making it harder for adults on the platform to add teenage users they aren’t directly connected with.
The change means that accounts between the ages of 13 and 17 won’t appear in the quick add people section on Snapchat, unless they have a hidden number of friends in common, to try and get along. ensure people don’t hook up with teenagers they’ve never met. .
Snap is also open about why it is pursuing this course of action – it is aware that drug dealers selling opioids amid the current US healthcare crisis often use Snapchat as a platform. on which to find new buyers.
He also says his systems now capture 88% of drug-trafficking activity on his app thanks to the AI he monitored, allowing him to close accounts and issue bans on acts. reprehensible.
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Snap also has a law enforcement operations team, which liaises with actual law enforcement if needed, and that team has grown by 74% according to the app maker, again. to try to demonstrate that he takes the problem seriously.
There are even more parental control limits expected on Snapchat to make it easier for parents to know what their kids are doing on the app, but for now you can read more about Snap’s response to traffic from drugs in his blog post here.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.