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You Can Now Use Reels, Instagram's TikTok Rip-Off
Reels is just like TikTok - but built right into the Instagram app.
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.
TikTok is being reviewed by US national security panel CFIUS, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says
Trump administration acts on fears that the app’s user data could be subject to access requests by the Chinese government. TikTok’s CEO says the short-video platform has become ‘the latest target, but we are not the enemy’
The Quantum Internet of the Future is Here
Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced America’s Blueprint for the Quantum Internet. When developed with DOE’s National Labs and private sector partners, the Quantum Internet will offer a world of new possibilities and opportun...
TikTok Could Be Tougher Target for Trump Administration
The Trump administration’s efforts to thwart a perceived security threat from video-sharing app TikTok faces challenges beyond those it faced when taking on other Chinese-owned businesses such as Huawei.
With US ban on TikTok on the table, opponent of move warns of retaliation against American firms
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has started running Facebook ads warning about the Chinese-owned app. ‘Foreign tech companies should not be kept out of the US market because of rumours and innuendo,’ analyst says
Twitter locks down accounts with password changes in last 30 days after massive bitcoin scam hack
Twitter is locking down the accounts of users whose passwords have been changed in the past 30 days following a massive hacking attack targeting a slew of high-profile figures including Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk.
Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian West, And Barack Obama's Twitter Accounts Were Hacked In A Bitcoin Scam
A tweet sent by some of Twitter's biggest accounts asked for Bitcoin and promised to "double all payments" sent to an address. It's a scam.
Why China-based TikTok became the fastest growing social media app in the West, and how fashion and beauty brands have embraced its Gen Z vibe
Known for its funny videos, lip-synched songs and dance videos, TikTok has grown its reach during the Covid-19 pandemic. TikTok stars with their millions of fans have been courted by fashion labels and become A-list influencers
Twitter, Facebook remove doctored toddler video posted by Donald Trump
Twitter and Facebook took down a doctored video posted by President Donald Trump that showed the interaction of two toddlers, one black and one white, after receiving notices that the footage was a copyright violation.
5G Conspiracy Theorists Are Using Fears About The Coronavirus To Make Money
For $350, they’ll sell you a USB stick they claim protects you from harmful 5G radiation and prevents infection from the coronavirus. (It doesn't.)
How is coronavirus benefitting technology companies?
We are no longer physically shopping or eating in restaurants. And a flight to one of the world's favourite destinations, is now only a dream.
New York City bans Zoom in schools citing security concerns
As schools lie empty, students still have to learn. But officials in New York City say schools are not permitted to use Zoom for remote teaching, citing security concerns with the video conferencing service.
How Zoom Rose To The Top During Social Distancing
Zoom has gained an incredible amount of popularity, but that popularity comes at a cost. The company is under intense scrutiny now that hundreds of millions of people are using the platform. But Zoom is in the game for the long haul, if ...
After 'Zoom bombings', other incidents, FBI warns of videoconferencing hijacking amid coronavirus
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning of potential hijacks of videoconferencing applications. Overnight, the FBI highlighted two incidents in Massachusetts related to the popular videoconferencing app Zoom.
BIG DATA=BIG MONEY: Jeff Bezos sold $3.4bn of Amazon stock just before Covid-19 collapse
Members of Congress have a long history of trading stock on confidential information. In fact, up until just a few years ago it was legal and perhaps the best perk of their jobs as “public servants.” Now Big-Data-Kings joins the party. A...
Pandemic Will Change How Companies View Work-From-Home: Cisco CEO
Cisco Systems Chief Executive Officer Chuck Robbins discusses the surge in demand for its teleconferencing services since companies started to require employees to work from home, a possible U.S. economic stimulus package agreement, and ...
Pornhub Offers Italians Free Premium Service During Quarantine
The online pornography giant Pornhub has offered Italians free access to its premium service during the coronavirus crisis, just as the Catholic Church has cancelled all Masses and limited access to confession and other sacraments.
How WeChat censored even neutral messages about the coronavirus in China
Hundreds of keyword combinations blocked on the social media app, Canada-based researchers find. Blacklisted terms change over time and include uncontroversial references to Chinese leaders
Republican Donor Buys Major Twitter Stake With Plans To Oust CEO Jack Dorsey
Conservative billionaire and hedge fund manager Paul Singer, and his company Elliott Management Corp., bought a sizable stake of Twitter with alleged plans to oust CEO Jack Dorsey over Twitter’s overt political bias.
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