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Instagram will now tell users when to take a break from using the app

Just a day before the head of Instagram will face questions from lawmakers over its child safety practices, the company is rolling out a handful of new features aimed at making it harder for users, particularly teenagers, to fall down rabbit holes that could be harmful to their mental health.

The Instagram app icon on the screen of a mobile device in New York. (AP)

Report says Russian hackers haven't eased spying efforts

The elite Russian state hackers behind last year's massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign hardly eased up this year, managing plenty of infiltrations of U.S. and allied government agencies and foreign policy think tanks with consummate craft and stealth, a leading cybersecur

A woman uses her computer key board to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Right-wing activists are openly 'weaponizing' Twitter's new private media policy

Twitter acknowledged on Friday that a new policy it unveiled this week to protect users from harassment is being abused by malicious actors — days after journalists, left-wing activists and self-described 'sedition hunters' reported their accounts had been locked for sharing publicly available images of anti-maskers, anti-vaccine protesters and suspected Capitol insurrectionists.