Friday Five: Online Safety Bill to target paid-for scam ads

1. Online Safety Bill to target paid-for scam ads

Social media sites and search engines could have to stop paid-for scam advertsappearing by law. The proposal is part of the Online Safety Bill, a piece of landmark legislation trying to determine how sites deal with harmful content. Campaign groups say being a scam victim can cause both financial and emotional devastation.

2. 2000s icon LimeWire reborn as NFT platform

For a class of millennials, peer-to-peer sharing platform LimeWire was a cultural touchstone of the early 2000s, before its demise at the end of the decade. But now it is being resurrected by a couple of entrepreneurs who have hopes of capitalising on the next generation of cultural phenomena: the world of Web3.

3. Zone women breaking the bias on IWD 2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day this week, we have run a series of articles on our Medium blog from women at Zone talking about their experiences working in the digital industry. In one article, client content director Laura Goss (pictured) talks about how she learned to frame vulnerability as strength.

4. Tinder lets users run background checks

Tinder will now let users perform a background check on the person they intend to go on a date with, a safety measure aimed to keep “Tinder Swindlers” at bay and play a crucial role in preventing any other kind of trauma. The service is offered by Garbo, a non-profit that aims to make background checks easier to access.

5. Uber Eats makes it tougher for bill dodgers

Uber Eats is getting a group order and bill splitting feature that should make it easier to ensure your friends and family are picking up their share of the tab. Instead of passing your phone around to everyone in the group so they can place their orders, you’ll now be able to start a group order from within the Uber Eats app.



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