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TikTok has asked a US judge to block the Trump administration banning on the Chinese social-media network, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday. TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, filed a complaint in Washington federal court late Friday night challenging US President Donald Trump’s executive order, the report said. The US Commerce Department issued a ban
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Look who is not freaking out. Since July, TikTok users have braced for a threatened ban of the ultra-popular short-form video app in the United States, with some opening accounts on rival platforms and encouraging friends to do the same. Then early on Friday Reuters broke the news that the US government was preparing to block
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The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants’ concerns, but remain fundamentally unchanged. Australia’s fair trade regulator Rod Sims, chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, said he would give his final draft
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A sophisticated network of more than a thousand actors attempted to influence the Delhi elections in February by using fake likes to increase engagement on posts, a former Facebook employee said in a memo shared with other employees before leaving the company. Facebook did not disclose this publicly, but the former employee, who wrote a
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Facebook may be forced to stop sending data about its European users to the US, in the first major fallout from a recent court ruling that found some trans-Atlantic data transfers don’t protect users from American government snooping. The social network said Wednesday that Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has started an inquiry into how Facebook
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Indonesia on Tuesday added 12 more companies, including social media firm Twitter and video-conferencing site Zoom, to a list of internet-based businesses that must pay a 10 percent value-added tax on sales. In July Indonesia had already announced that Alphabet’s Google Asia Pacific, Netflix and Facebook among other tech companies would be liable to VAT. Governments
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Chinese video app TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, will be joining the European Union’s voluntary code of conduct to combat illegal hate speech online, the European Commission said on Tuesday. Social media platforms have come under increasing pressure from politicians and governments to do more to tackle online hate speech and disinformation, which have
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WhatsApp has revealed six new vulnerabilities that were previously undisclosed and have now been fixed. The Facebook-owned company reported the vulnerabilities on its newly created security advisory webpage that will serve as a single destination to highlight all the security issues spotted and fixed on WhatsApp and reveal associated Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE). The
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Sale talks for TikTok’s US operations have been complicated by the key question of whether the app’s core algorithms can be included as part of a deal, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal that cited unidentified people familiar with the matter. Those algorithms decide what videos users see without first requiring them
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TikTok celebrities Bryce Hall and Blake Gray are facing criminal charges after they hosted recent parties in the Hollywood Hills despite the city’s ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Friday. The Los Angeles city attorney’s office filed misdemeanour charges Thursday against Hall and Gray. The internet celebrities with millions of followers
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A Delhi Assembly panel on peace and harmony decided on Tuesday to summon Facebook officials as it initiated proceedings over complaints about the social media giant”s alleged “deliberate and intentional inaction to contain hateful content” in India, an official statement said. The development comes in the backdrop of a report published in the Wall Street
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A Delhi Assembly committee on peace and harmony will initiate on Tuesday proceedings in connection with complaints about the Facebook’s alleged “deliberate and intentional inaction to contain hateful content” in India, according to an official statement issued on Monday. The development comes in the backdrop of a report published in the Wall Street Journal recently,
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