Instagram introduces monitoring tools to protect kids online. 1 other thing and a trifle

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This series of stories will help you discover the latest happenings in today’s tech world.

1. Instagram introduces monitoring tools to protect kids online

American photo and video-sharing social networking service Instagram has launched surveillance tools to help parents monitor the activities of children browsing the platform.

Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, who made the announcement, described the development as the first step on a longer-term journey toward developing intuitive monitoring tools inspired by experts, teens, and parents.

“Today we’re introducing Family Center, a new place for parents and guardians to access monitoring tools and resources from leading experts,” Instagram’s Adam Mosseri wrote in a blog post.

Adam commented on the vision, noting that the newly launched offering is intended to “allow parents and guardians to help their teens manage experiences with meta-technologies.”

“Today we are making these monitoring tools available in our new family center. We’ve worked closely with experts, parents, guardians, and teens to create Family Center, a new place for parents to monitor their teens’ accounts within meta-technology, set up and use monitoring tools, and access resources just like them communicate with their teenagers over the internet,” explained the Instagram boss.

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The oversight tools are currently available in the US and are scheduled to be rolled out globally in the coming months.


Tech trivia:

Which of the following is not a graphics language?

An OpenCL
B OpenGL
CMSL
D CUDA
Answer: See the end of the post


2. Nona Digital is acquired by Yoco of South Africa

African payments and software company Yoco has announced the acquisition of Nona Digital, a leading fintech and web3 software development agency in Africa.

The acquisition comes as Yoco seeks to accelerate its roadmap by adding a team of highly specialized fintech product and technology experts to Yoco’s team.

According to local media, Yoco has been a customer of Nona since 2019.

The new acquisition makes Yoco a primary finance platform for self-employed people in Africa and the Middle East.

The startup aims to serve 1 million entrepreneurs with its payment software and capital products by 2024.

Lungisa Matshoba, CTO at Yoco, spoke about the development and expressed excitement about the two companies becoming one to expand reach and market.

He said: “We are delighted to welcome Nona and her team to Yoco. Nona is an industry leader behind some of the best digital banking and Web3 products both in the region and globally.”


Trivia Answer: OpenCL

Stands for “Open Computing Language”. OpenCL is an open standard for cross-platform, parallel programming. It was originally developed by Apple in 2008 and is now maintained by Khronos Group. The first major operating system to support OpenCL was Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6), released in 2009.

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