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Twitter Inc.
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Twitter Inc. will test a new "Safety Mode" feature, which aims to reduce online abuse and trolling. The new mode will target accounts that use hateful words or harass people with uninvited comments and suspend the accounts for seven days.
Facebook Inc.'s Instagram
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Facebook Inc.'s Instagram will begin requiring users to confirm their birthdays in a bid to create new safety features for young people. The company, which has previously explored creating a version of its app for users under 13, said in a blog post it will use the information to "ensure we provide the right experiences to the right age group."
Apple Inc.
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Apple Inc. will ask all its employees in the United States to report their COVID-19 vaccination status voluntarily by mid-September, regardless of whether they are working in an office or remotely. The company said it will use the data to plan its future pandemic response and reopening protocols, though Apple still hasn't made vaccines mandatory for its employees.