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Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban Use Of WeChat and TikTok In the U.S.
The U.S. President issued an executive order aimed at cutting ties between the U.S. and the Chinese owner of WeChat, the world's largest and most advanced communication, banking, shopping and social media app and also the hugely popular...
Uber’s delivery business is now larger than ride-hailing
But it's still losing nine-figures every quarter.
Facebook Fired An Employee Who Collected Evidence Of Right-Wing Pages Getting Preferential Treatment
Facebook employees collected evidence showing the company is giving right-wing pages preferential treatment when it comes to misinformation. And they’re worried about how the company will handle the president’s falsehoods in an election ...
Instagram's Reels Looks An Awful Lot Like TikTok
*insert Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man meme*
You Can Now Use Reels, Instagram's TikTok Rip-Off
Reels is just like TikTok - but built right into the Instagram app.
Donald Trump says TikTok will be ‘out of business’ in US unless sold by September 15
US President Donald Trump said on Monday that the US government should get “a very large percentage” of the sale of video-sharing app TikTok, which is owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, shortly after threatening to put the company “o...
China may not like forced TikTok sale but experts warn few other options
US President Donald Trump has threatened to put TikTok ‘out of business’ if its US operations are not sold by September 15, and experts say the short video app’s Beijing-based parent company ByteDance has few other options.
The fear of robots displacing workers has returned
But do not expect tech-induced lay-offs just yet
Apple sued by Chinese AI company for another copyright infringement
Xiao-i filed the lawsuit in a Shanghai court, asking for 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion) in damages and demanding that Apple cease “manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing” products that infringe on the patent. Th...
Washington's plan to ban TikTok lays bare its hypocrisy in upholding fairness and freedoms
Although the Oval Office claims to oppose authoritarianism, it has a penchant for arbitrarily demonstrating its own authority. Especially when, by doing so, it can reinforce the perception that China is a threat to the United States and ...
If you value your privacy, switch to Signal as your messaging app now
No, it isn’t just for spies and whistle-blowers.
US teen ‘mastermind’ behind Twitter hack just finished high school
Graham Ivan Clark faces 30 felony charges for hacking 130 Twitter accounts of business titans and celebrities as part of a cryptocurrency scam.
Trump says will ban TikTok amid pressure on Chinese owner to sell it to an American company
As relations between the US and China deteriorate over trade and Hong Kong, TikTok has emerged as a flashpoint in the dispute between the world’s two largest economies. USA afraid to lose its full control And ability to spy on users, if ...
That guy yelling during the antitrust hearing this week? Google funds him
In the antitrust hearing this week, Rep. Jim Jordan hectored Google CEO Sundar Pichai about rigging search results to help Democrats and hurt conservatives. Who would have known that Jordan is Pichai’s beneficiary?
Instagram morphs into an information powerhouse
Instagram is in the midst of a transformation - what was once the place to share photos of food and social outings is quickly becoming a hub for information and advocacy.
Google has outgrown its corporate culture. It is time to learn from its elders
It may be just 21 years old, but Google is a fantastic company with amazing products and services, in the midst of a mid-life crisis. As so often in such cases, all seems well on the surface. Every day its search engine handles 6bn reque...
Prosecutors Said A 17-Year-Old And Two Others Hacked All Those Famous Twitter Accounts In A Bitcoin Scam
“These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they’re not the primary victims here," prosecutors said.
Law Decoded: Big Tech, Central Banks and the Hunt for Monopolies
The leaders in this week’s policy news focus on some case studies in power accumulation that more than anything show why decentralization tech matters.
US Printed More Money in One Month Than in Two Centuries
The Federal Reserve’s money printer has cranked up to ridiculous levels - but will it really lead to inflation?
How to Fight Against Big Tech’s Power
We are beholden to a few Big Tech overlords for much of our digital lives. We can be more conscientious about it.
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