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Does a VPN used on a smartphone with Wi-Fi disabled (mobile data only enabled) provide any sort of protection?

I’ve never completely understood this, but I think the answer would probably be “no,” although I’m not sure. Usually when I leave the house I turn off wifi and just use mobile data (this is a habit from my pre-VPN days), although I guess I should probably just keep it on since using strange Wi-Fi with a VPN is ok (unless...

Several European consumer watchdogs file complaints against Chinese online platform Temu over "manipulative techniques" breaching EU’s Digital Services Act (www.beuc.eu)

According to the European consumer protection group BEUC, the Chinese online retailer Temu “fails to provide sufficient traceability of the traders that sell on its platform” and thereby fail “to ensure that the products sold to EU consumers conform to EU law”, BEUC said in a release....

The coordination network toolkit: a framework for detecting and analysing coordinated behaviour on social media (link.springer.com)

The authors introduce and evaluate an open-source software package and methodological framework for detecting and analysing coordinated behaviour on social media, namely the Coordination Network Toolkit, utilising weighted, directed multigraphs to capture intricate coordination dynamics....

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