Unemployment Chronicles: My TikTok Firing Saga

Folashade Ade-Banjo shared her layoff experience on TikTok, and the video quickly went viral. Similar videos posted by tech workers are part of the trend driven by Generation Z and millennials to share every aspect of their lives on social media. These videos provide a glimpse into the emotions and experiences of losing a job and have attracted millions of views and supportive comments. Many career experts believe that this openness on social media is a positive development and will not hinder future job prospects. However, they caution that those who post layoff videos need to be prepared for potential notoriety. Ms. Ade-Banjo made her video private to protect the identities of the managers who laid her off but hoped to shed light on and destigmatize the layoff process.

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Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

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Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

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Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

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