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Australia scrutinises Chinese-owned TikTok over foreign interference, data privacy
The popular social media platform, owned by China’s Bytedance, recently set up an office in Australia, and said it is not politically aligned. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government was ‘having a good look at TikTok’ as the US...
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
‘Landmark’ moment as Vodafone showcases UK’s first standalone 5G network
A year after its 5G launch, Vodafone is showcasing the first instance of a ‘standalone’ network. Until now, 5G was only available on mixed 5G/4G networks.
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
iPhone 12 could be really small
The iPhone 12's base model could be the smallest flagship smartphone we've seen in years. In fact, in news that will delight users who like tiny phones, it'll be smaller than Apple's currently smallest phone, the iPhone SE (2020).
Twitter Says You Have To Read This Article Before You Tweet It
People who share links on Twitter without reading the story they are linking to might be in for automated passive-aggression.
What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?
Huawei's future in the UK is in doubt - again.
Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform
At a special event in Taipei, Taiwan, HTC cofounder and former CEO Peter Chou today revealed the first products from the new startup XRSPACE. It’s serving up both its own 5G-enabled standalone VR headset as well as a new social VR platfo...
China shuts down WeChat social media account claiming ‘US making dead bodies into hamburgers’
China has shut a virulent anti-US WeChat account for spreading fake news and stoking xenophobia, as Beijing moves to rein in misinformation on social media. Closure comes as Cyberspace Administration of China starts new campaign to clean...
Fresh UK review into Huawei role in 5G networks
The UK government is conducting a new review into the impact of allowing Huawei telecoms equipment to be used in British 5G networks.
Boris Johnson to cut Huawei from UK’s 5G network by 2023 as own party rebels & US steps up anti-Beijing pressure – report
The UK government is set to terminate Chinese telecom Huawei from the country’s 5G network over the next three years, according to British media, with PM Boris Johnson facing intense pressure from Washington – and his own party.
Refusing to unlock your phone? Jail. UK judge sentences activist under TERRORISM law
The leader of the anti-immigrant group Britain First was fined and given a suspended sentence for refusing to unlock his phone and computer to police after returning from a trip to Russia last year, under UK anti-terrorism laws.
Amazing Trusted Thailand: The robots protecting shoppers from COVID-19 in Thailand
Tapping his little metal feet on the spotless shining shopping centre floor, K9 the robot is ready for work. K9 patrols the ground floor of a mall with hand sanitiser strapped to his back, ready to dispense it to any passing shopper.
Top Disney streaming executive Kevin Mayer to become CEO of popular video app TikTok
Mayer led the successful launch of the Disney+ streaming service in November but was passed over for the chief executive job at Disney
China will use 'all necessary measures' over latest rules against Huawei
China’s commerce ministry said on Sunday it is firmly opposed to the latest rules by the United States against Huawei and will take all necessary measures to safeguard Chinese firms’ rights and interests.
MPs and peers call for legal requirement to delete UK contract-tracing data
Human rights committee drafts bill for government to pass to prevent misuse of data
Xiaomi's CEO Caught Using an iPhone to Post on Weibo
When you are the CEO of a major smartphone brand, you are at least expected to use the phone of your company for daily use. But as we have seen previously, that’s not always the case. This time around, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has been caugh...
UK contact-tracing app is ready for Isle of Wight downloads
A test version of the NHS's coronavirus contact-tracing app has been published to Apple and Google's app stores.
Public urged to download NHS contact-tracing app - how it works
The app, which will be tested on the Isle of Wight from this week, is expected to be rolled out nationwide in the next few weeks.
Huawei P40 Pro 2 WEEKS Later! I've Changed My Mind...
After 2 weeks with the Huawei P40 Pro - what's it been like to use everyday? From the design, app store, cameras and my favorite features - here's my experience so far!
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