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Why Twitter Started Banning Some of Its Youngest Users

Twitter, in an effort to comply with the European Union’s privacy-centric General Data Protection Regulation, has begun to suspend accounts belonging users who were under the age of 13 when they first signed up. While the cynic in me is all for Twitter cleansing its service of youths, it isn’t exactly implementing age restriction as you might think. In effect, Twitter is engaging in some retroactive account suspension, forcing some users now over 13 to create brand new accounts. Sorry about your personal brand, teens. Read More >>

booze
Derby Pub Bans Royal Wedding Talk

A pub in Derby is making itself into a royal wedding free zone, with the landlady of the Alexandra Hotel deciding to ban her customers from mentioning the ginger prince and his TV bride. Read More >>

technology
IBM Reportedly Bans All Employees From Using Any Removable Storage

IBM employees will reportedly no longer be allowed to use any form of removable storage to transfer data while at work. Read More >>

google
Google Is Banning All Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions From Chrome Store

A post on Google’s Chromium blog today makes it clear: The search giant won’t allow any new cryptocurrency mining extensions on its browser’s web store, and those already on it will soon get the boot. Read More >>

cryptocurrency
MailChimp to Cryptocurrency Promoters: Your Fake Money’s No Good Here

Mass-email service MailChimp has updated their acceptable use policy, putting a moratorium on newsletters promoting cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. As you can imagine, everyone’s taking it well. Read More >>

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Dartmoor Bans Drones

The managers of the big lump of fields and hills that make up the Dartmoor National Park are on the warpath against drones, and have used an old by-law to ban the operation of the expensive little manchild toys. Read More >>

transport
Europe Escapes US Flights Laptop Ban

The tiny handful of people that still like the idea of going to America are in luck, as US and European officials have negotiated a way to stop us from being banned from taking anything larger than a smartphone into aeroplane cabins. Read More >>

transport
Trump Might Add UK Airports to the Naughty Terrorist Laptop Ban List

That man in America who sets the day's news from Twitter in bed each morning has struck again, with the latest rumours from Trumpland suggesting that UK and European airports could join the ban on bringing laptops and tablets into the country on flights. Read More >>

travel
UK Joins US in Banning Laptops and Tablets on Some Flights

Anything bigger than a phablet will have to go in the hold luggage on some flights into the UK, with the government joining the US in requiring passengers from six countries to stow tablets, ereaders and laptops in the hold, lest their batteries actually be bombs. Read More >>

booze
Lloyd’s of London Bans the Boozy Pub Lunch

Insurance giant Lloyd's of London has gone a bit nanny state on its workers, demanding that the age-old hobby of having a pint or two at lunch time in the name of team bonding and making the afternoon whizz past quicker comes to an end. Read More >>

advertising
Jack Wills’ Too-Saucy Advert: A Brief History of Banned Ads

Fashion outlet brand Jack Wills is the reason we've gathered you all here today, as it's had a catalogue banned for being too sexy. It included photos of women brushing their teeth while not wearing any clothes, as smug men clearly responsible for what happened to their mouth and clothes look on. Read More >>

health
Now Wales is Banning Ecigs Too

The war on potentially hazardous forms of modern fun is really turning on ecigs at the moment, with Wales set to join others in England in banning the plastic chemical inhalers from public places. Read More >>

smartwatches
Smartwatch Micro-Craze Triggers Watch Ban in Universities

The fact that some people want their notifications on their wrists has spoilt the empowering, knowing-the-time fun for some uni students, thanks to examiners realising that smartwatches could be used to cheat in exams. Read More >>

gaming
The Time an MP Tried to Ban Space Invaders

An MP speaking in the House of Commons back in 1981 asked his peers to consider introducing laws to control the playing of Space Invaders, after a teacher in his constituency warned of the "increasingly harmful effects on young people of addiction" to the game. Read More >>