A BIZARRE viral TikTok trend is causing users to post porn and violent content as their profile picture to take advantage of a "loophole" on the platform. Porn and violence are banned on TikTok but it seems posting that content as a profile picture can go unnoticed. The trend is called "Don't search this up" and BBC News alerted TikTok to the worrying craze. Hashtags used to promote the trend are now banned and TikTok is deleting profiles which partake. As a large proportion of TikTok users are under 18, the trend is extremely concerning. BBC News claims it saw hardcore pornography and "an Islamic State group video of the murder of Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh" set as profile pictures on the app. One teenage user told the BBC : "I've seen gore and hardcore porn and I'm really concerned about this because so many kids use TikTok. "I find it especially worrying that there are posts with millions of views specifically pointing out these profiles, yet it … [Read more...] about Dangerous TikTok ‘loophole’ letting users post ‘violent and pornographic videos’
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GAMBLING websites have been using seemingly innocent kids games on the Apple App Store as a disguise for their platforms. App developer Kosta Eleftheriou spotted a cartoon monkey game that actually leads to an online casino experience. This @AppStore app pretends to be a silly platformer game for children 4+, but if I set my VPN to Turkey and relaunch it becomes an online casino that doesn’t even use Apple’s IAP. pic.twitter.com/crnOOF0pNi — Kosta Eleftheriou (@keleftheriou) April 15, 2021 The app was called “Jungle Runner 2k21” and has since disappeared from the App Store. If you've downloaded it on your phone already you're advised to delete it. Another app called “Magical Forest - Puzzle” has also come under fire for being a front for online gambling. Eleftheriou tweeted: "This @AppStore app pretends to be a silly platformer game for children 4+, but if I set my VPN to Turkey and relaunch it becomes an online casino that doesn’t even use Apple’s IAP." … [Read more...] about Have your kids been targeted by scam iPhone casino apps disguised as children’s games?
A MARRIED police officer who was caught organising an affair with his cop lover will be allowed to keep his job after a misconduct probe. Deputy Chief Constable Nev Kemp was organising a hotel fling with married officer Rachael Johnson over the phone, when her fellow cop husband heard the saucy conversation via a doorbell camera. Sergeant Ross Johnson, 40, then confronted Mr Kemp and reported him to other senior officers at Surrey Police . Now Mr Kemp, 48, has been given a final chance after apologising to a misconduct panel, it was revealed today. Mrs Johnson worked on personnel matters and criminal justice in the Surrey Police force and was understood to have been honest about her relationship with Mr Kemp, following confrontations by her heartbroken husband. Having failed to disclose the sordid affair against police policy which could have caused a "conflict of interest," an independent panel concluded that Surrey Police Deputy Chief Constable Mr Kemp HAD breached … [Read more...] about Married police officer caught organising affair with cop lover on doorbell camera KEEPS his job after misconduct probe
BORIS Johnson will today warn US President Joe Biden and other leaders they must slash emissions this decade or be remembered as the people who failed the planet. The PM will urge them to match the UK's target of net zero by 2050 at the President's major climate summit this afternoon. Speaking on Earth Day, he will say: "The UK has shown it's possible to slash emissions while growing the economy. If we want to stop climate change, then this must be the year." It comes as MPs from across the political spectrum have today come together to vow new green goals to help save the planet. To celebrate Earth Day with an international day of action, Britain's politicians have vowed to go even greener to combat the climate emergency. Later today the US President will host a huge international summit online to address world leaders and call on them to do more to save the world before it's too late. He and the PM will push others to match the UK's ambitious climate targets, … [Read more...] about Earth Day 2021: Boris Johnson leads climate calls as MPs come together to make pledges to save the planet
ANAIS Bordier knew she’d been adopted as a baby. What she didn’t know - until she discovered her on YouTube - was that she had a secret twin sister. Here she tells her incredible story... Standing outside the closed door, Anaïs’ heart was thumping. Just a few steps away was somebody who could complete her life. “It was like the biggest blind date,” the 33-year-old brand manager, who lives in London, remembers. “Except I wasn’t preparing to meet a guy. I was getting ready to see my twin sister after 25 years.” Anaïs had always known that she was adopted, born in South Korea to a single mum and brought to Paris when she was three months old. She says: “My parents were amazing, telling me they loved me and that I was meant to be their daughter. That helped me through the tricky moments, like when strangers would ask why I didn’t look like my mum. That’s a hard part of being adopted, you don’t have someone that physically looks like you.” Anaïs’ birth paperwork said … [Read more...] about I discovered I was an identical twin when I was tagged in a YouTube video – we grew up 4k miles apart but are SO alike