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After numerous complaints and bad media reviews, Facebook suspends Instagram for Kids

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Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri announced today that Facebook is suspending Instagram for Kids and creating new parental controls.

Over the past few months, reports that Instagram is developing an alternative for children have received a lot of negative press coverage, and some organizations have criticized Facebook for it. The reputable Wall Street Journal has published several stories about how bad Instagram for Kids is.

32% of teenage girls said that when they felt bad, Instagram made them feel worse. Instagram comparisons can change the way young girls see and describe themselves.

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Adam Mosseri has published an article stating that the company is suspending the development of the Instagram for Kids project and explains what the intentions of the project were:

We started this project to address an important problem in our industry: kids get phones, misrepresent their age, and download apps designed for kids 13 and older. We strongly believe that it is better for parents to be able to give their kids access to a version of Instagram designed for them, rather than relying on the app’s ability to check the ages of children who are too young to have an ID.

While we insist on the need to build on this experience, we decided to suspend this project. This will give us time to work with parents, experts, policymakers and regulators to hear their concerns and demonstrate the value and importance of this project for young teens on the Internet today.

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He added that in the future, Instagram for kids will not be the same as it is now. Parental permission is required to join, there will be no ads, and content and features are age appropriate. Parents can control the time their kids spend on the app, who can send them messages, follow them, and who they can follow. The list of functions will expand.

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Untethered jailbreak of iPhone up to iOS 14.5.1 released

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Hacker and security specialist Linus Henze has released the Fugu14 untethered jailbreak tool for iPhones running up to iOS 14.5.1.

Fugu14 supports iPhone smartphones with Apple A12, Apple A13 and Apple A14 SoCs running iOS 14.3 – 14.5.1. The peculiarity of untethered jailbreak is that when you restart your phone, the jailbroken state is not lost. You don’t have to connect your device to your computer after every smartphone reboot.

Fugu14 support has already been added in unc0ver v7.0.0. Soon, the tool will be integrated into the Taurine jailbreak. However, the author of the tool himself warns that for now Fugu14 is intended for experienced developers, and not for ordinary users. To use Fugu14, you need to connect your Mac to your smartphone, Xcode, ideviceinstaller and other tools must be installed on the computer.

iOS 14.4 and iOS 14.5 were released quite a long time ago, so there are not so many devices running on these versions of the software. So far, Linus Henze is not talking about jailbreaking iOS 15.

Although recently the hacker group Pangu Lab performed the world’s first remote jailbreak on the iPhone 13 Pro and gained full access to the phone.

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When Asus Zenfone and ROG Phone Get Android 12: Official Release Schedule

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Asus has confirmed the Android 12 update release schedule for its Zenfone and ROG phone models shortly after Google released Android 12 for its Pixel devices.

Asus said it has already invited Zenfone 8 users to an Android 12 beta test program that will help identify and fix bugs before the final version of the software is released in December this year.

The ZenFone 8 series will receive it in December. ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5s should receive the update in Q1 2022. Android 12 for Zenfone 7 and ROG Phone 3 series is expected in the first half of 2022.

Asus has confirmed that the distribution will be phased in different regions of the world.

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Four iQOO smartphones will receive Android 12 in December

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The iQOO brand has revealed Android 12 release dates for a number of its models. True, we are not yet talking about the final version of Android 12 – it will have to wait longer.

IQOO 7, iQOO 7 Legend, iQOO Z3 and iQOO Z5 users will receive the Android 12 beta at the end of the year – at the end of December. And at the end of March 2022, the beta version of Android 12 will be released for iQOO 3.

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