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A growing epidemic in the making – articles from across the web

Apple investors urge action on ‘smartphone addiction’

Big investors have called on Apple to develop software that limits how long children can use its smartphones.

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.

Are digital distractions harming labour productivity?

The evidence is mixed; it seems clear, however, that they are making us unhappier

The sad truth is that Facebook and Google have behaved irresponsibly in the pursuit of massive profits. And this has come at a cost to our health

Ex-Facebook Chief Sean Parker Warns Site Was Built To Exploit People’s Weaknesses

34 years ago, a KGB defector chillingly predicted modern America

How has social media played a part in demoralization? What is happening to our capacity to think?

How VR Porn Is Secretly Driving The Industry

Virtual Reality is all the rage. But what is it REALLY used for? It turns out, yet again, that the main uses are not the things the companies talk about.