Teens are abandoning Facebook in dramatic numbers, study finds

Numbers using Facebook have dropped significantly since 2015, with YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat more popular

Teenagers have abandoned Facebook in favour of other social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram, according to a study from the Pew Research Center.

Just 51% of US individuals aged 13 to 17 say they use Facebook – a dramatic plunge from the 71% who said they used the social network in Pew’s previous study in 2015, when it was the dominant online platform.

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UK homes vulnerable to ‘staggering’ level of corporate surveillance

Smart home appliances send data to manufacturers and third parties, Which? warns

British homes are vulnerable to “a staggering level of a corporate surveillance” through common internet-enabled devices, an investigation has found.

Researchers found that a range of connected appliances – increasingly popular features of the so-called smart home – send data to their manufacturers and third-party companies, in some cases failing to keep the information secure. One Samsung smart TV connected to more than 700 distinct internet addresses in 15 minutes.

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