News 12 New Jersey: Too young for social media? Bill would require parental consent until 16

News 12 New Jersey: Too young for social media? Bill would require parental consent until 16. “Some Connecticut state lawmakers want to make it harder for children to create social media accounts. The legislature’s Children’s Committee advanced a bill Tuesday afternoon requiring parental consent for kids under 16. Parents who object could ask a social media platform to remove their kids’ page. The app would have 10 days to comply. Currently, federal law sets the sign-up age at 13 years old.”

BBC: US science teacher arrested for vaccinating 17-year-old student

BBC: US science teacher arrested for vaccinating 17-year-old student. “A New York school teacher with no formal medical qualification has been arrested for allegedly giving a Covid vaccine to a student, say officials. Police say Laura Russo administered the dose at her home despite having no legal authorisation to give jabs, or consent from the boy’s parents.”

Techdirt: Court Says Google Translate Isn’t Reliable Enough To Determine Consent For A Search

Techdirt: Court Says Google Translate Isn’t Reliable Enough To Determine Consent For A Search . “Pre-printed consent forms have been vetted and edited. Google Translate, as powerful as it is, generates what it thinks is the best translation of what it’s hearing, and its best is years away from being at the level of someone truly bilingual. Thus, it’s fallible enough it shouldn’t be used to ask people who speak other languages to waive their rights.”