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Online safety bill ‘a missed opportunity’ to prevent child abuse, MPs warn

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The sharing of some of the most insidious images of child abuse will not be prevented by a new government bill that aims to the make the internet a safer place, MPs have said. The draft online safety bill is not clear...

More than 1,200 Oakland students pledge to stay home unless schools improve Covid safety

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More than 1,200 students in Oakland, California, have signed a petition saying they would stay home this week unless school administrators provide additional Covid protections, including more N95 masks, weekly testing...

AT&T delays 5G wireless service near airports after airlines’ safety warning

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AT&T will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause huge flight disruptions. The...

‘Disrespectful’: Brittany Higgins criticises ditched two-week consultation for women’s safety plan

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The federal government has defended its approach to a decade-long women’s safety plan after initially opening the consultation period for only two weeks. There was a backlash from women’s safety advocates to the timef...

Spare me the Home Office-backed ‘safety app’: it wouldn’t have stopped my attacker

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There’s a rape alarm, stashed somewhere in a drawer in my bedroom. We – the young women – were given them in the first week of university, when some of us had just been released into the world for the first time. In a...

Gove aims to stop developers pointing finger elsewhere on fire safety

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For nearly two years, a small army of lawyers has been trying to decide who to blame for Grenfell Tower’s dangerous cladding. At the outset of the latest phase of the public inquiry into the disaster, lead counsel war...

Home Office backing of women’s safety app is insulting, campaigners say

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Women’s safety campaigners have called the Home Office’s backing of an app that allows users to track their friends’ journeys home “insulting to women and girls”, arguing that it does nothing to tackle the issue of me...

Hong Kong’s Citizen News to close citing fears for staff safety

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The Hong Kong independent online news portal Citizen News has said it will cease operations from Tuesday in the face of what it described as a deteriorating media environment in the Chinese-ruled city and to ensure th...

Washington safety Everett injured in car wreck that leaves passenger dead

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Washington Football Team safety Deshazor Everett was involved in a road accident on Thursday that left a passenger dead, the team said. The 29-year-old was transferred to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries ...

The Guardian view on online safety: holding big tech to account

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It is impossible to know, in December 2021, how we will look back in five or 20 years’ time at the period during which social media companies such as Meta (owner of Facebook) and Google were allowed to become some of ...

Amazon faces scrutiny over worker safety after tornado strikes warehouse

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Questions over worker safety at Amazon are intensifying once again after a tornado struck an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, on Friday, leaving six people dead and another hospitalized. On Monday, the fede...

Pregnant women in UK fear losing jobs over Covid safety worries, survey finds

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More than a third of pregnant women fear losing their jobs due to safety concerns about Covid in the workplace, according to a survey. Research from Maternity Action shows 36% are concerned about their work if they ta...

NFL safety Kenny Vaccaro quitting football to ‘reinvent’ himself in esports

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Former New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro has retired from the NFL and launched an esports organization called G1, or Gamers First. A first-round pick (15th overall) by the Saints in 2013, V...

Manchester city council’s new leader vows to prioritise women’s safety

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The first female leader of Manchester city council has pledged to put the safety of women and girls at the heart of her administration, and believes too much urban planning is “male-led”, which has created public spac...

Pig patrol: Amsterdam airport’s innovative approach to flight safety

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A group of animals has been drafted in to combat a hazard in the skies above the runways of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, the Netherlands’ aviation hub. A six-week pilot project is studying whether a small herd of pig...

Wimbledon joins calls for Peng Shuai’s safety to be confirmed

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Wimbledon has joined the calls for Peng Shuai’s safety to be confirmed, saying the club has been working behind the scenes on the issue. The chorus of concern for the welfare of the Chinese player, who has not been he...

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