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Girls Takeover: Finland PM hands her post to teenager for one day

Helsinki: Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin faced a quieter day than usual on Wednesday after handing power to a 16-year-old as part of a campaign to promote girls' rights. Aava Murto, from Vaasky in southern Finland, said she was having an "exciting day" as she faced media on the steps of parliament after meeting with…

Tech This Week | Facebook services integration comes with trade-offs

In case you are interested in technology policy, you might have heard rumours about Facebook trying to merge its services, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, for a few years now. The very idea of the move has proven to be controversial since its inception. Earlier this week, Facebook allowed select users on Messenger and Instagram to…

Our parents warned us the internet would break our brains. It broke theirs instead.

My college dorm was the first place I had reliable home internet access, and that was in part because my mom shared all the late 1990s and early 2000s parenting fears about the internet breaking our brains. These worries were an extension of prior concerns about television: Don’t sit so close! You’ll hurt your eyes…