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One in five 13-14-year-olds has seen drugs being sold on social media

11/3/21--One in five 13-14-year-olds in England have seen drugs sold on social media, a new survey has shown. The survey findings, shown exclusively to The Independent, show school children as young as 13-years-old are seeing drugs - including class A substances cocaine and MDMA - being sold on social media platforms. Read

Apple now allows marijuana businesses on its App Store, while Google maintains ban

7/1/21--Apple will no longer prohibit marijuana delivery services from being hosted on its App Store—one of the latest pro-cannabis developments to come out of the tech industry. The policy was updated last month to remove the ban, with some restrictions. A marijuana app must be geo-restricted to jurisdictions where cannabis is legal, and the program must be “submitted by a legal entity that provides the services, and not by an individual developer.” Read

44 states call on Facebook to ditch its children’s Instagram plan

5/10/21--Top prosecutors from 44 states have written to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg asking him to drop plans for Instagram for children. In their letter, the group of state attorneys general on Monday warned Zuckerberg that the proposed platform could harm youngsters, citing concerns about the impact of social media on children. Read