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Dylan Collins says laws such as the children’s online privacy protection Act (COPPA) in the US and its European cousin GDPR-K, which both legally prevent data capture on kids, are triggering a seismic structural change in the internet

Future generations will look back in astonishment at the lackadaisical attitude shown towards protecting children’s privacy online in recent years, ac(...)

Ellen DeGeneres: it made sense to branch out and build a bedding, barware and home-accessories brand, ED by Ellen

The superstar talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres is almost as well known in Hollywood for her savvy house moves – she’s a serial house flipper – as she is (...)

New ‘digital wellbeing’ tools are being rolled out by tech giants. Photograph: Getty

How much time do you spend on social media? Do you know how many hours of your life are lost scrolling passively through your Facebook feed, watching (...)

“We worry about letting our kids play outside while subjecting them to what former Google employee Tristan Harris calls the greatest hijacking of human attention in history.” Photograph: iStock

Utah has just introduced a so-called free-range parenting law. In other words, it is not illegal to allow children to partake in an unsupervised activ(...)

Diane does not look like someone who would drug your venison chilli. She sits on a San Francisco patio, her dewy blue eyes lucid, her blonde, subtly a(...)

epa06042063 Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon, during the conference 'The Future of Newspapers' with the leading world players in the information industry, on the occasion of the 150 years of Italian newspaper 'La Stampa' in Turin, Italy, 21 June 2017.  EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MARCO

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has remained largely invisible in the world of philanthropy. That changed last week in a single tweet - followed by 42,000 more. (...)

The formal diningroom at Birch Castle, which is painted in 20 coats of peacock-blue lacquer. Photograph: Douglas Friedman Photography

Silicon Valley has transformed San Francisco from a low-key hippie playground to a high-tech hub that is party central. The newly minted industry’s s(...)

Dr Steven Rosenberg next to a freezer storing patient cells and genetic material at the National Cancer Institute in Washington.  Photograph: Jesse Dittmar/The New York Times

The young surgeon was mystified. A fist-size tumor had been removed from the stomach of his patient 12 years earlier, but his doctors had not been abl(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and chief executive of Facebook, and his wife Priscilla Chan The couple have said they plan to give away 99 pe rcent of their fortune in Facebook stock to a new charity the couple were creating, while announcing the birth of their first child Max

Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge to devote 99 per cent of his Facebook shares to philanthropic causes was immediately notable for its size - $45billion at the(...)

CEO of Privateer Holdings Brendan Kennedy: as marijuana laws are being loosened, entrepreneurs and investors are creating new businesses to cash in on what they see as an emerging bonanza. Photograph: Getty

One morning in September, I logged on to the website of HelloMD, a medical start-up that promises to connect patients with doctors instantly over the (...)

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