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Millions of British teenagers banned from using WhatsApp

LONDON: WhatsApp is more than a messaging app for many. And soon after the introduction of strict European data privacy laws, the use of the app has now become age-restricted in the UK. Users will be asked to confirm they’re 16 when they agree with a new terms of service and privacy policy. What’s less clear is whether there’ll be any further checks – or if WhatsApp will kick off users it believes to be under 16. Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on May 25, users have…

British teens drink a ‘bathtub’ of sugary drinks a year: researchers

LONDON: British teenagers drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks each year, Cancer Research UK said on Tuesday as the charity urged the government to do more to improve children's diets. Children aged 11 to 18 consume on average 234 cans of sugar-sweetened soft drinks each year, CRUK said. The figure amounts to almost a bath full and is more than double the figure for children aged between four and 10, whose average annual intake is 110 cans. The data stems from a recent report carried out by the government's…