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Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday the agency will move forward to set new rules to clarify the meaning of a key legal protection for social media companies. The announcement came as Republicans expressed anger over Twitter decision to bar sharing a New York Post story about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son. US President
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Twitter on Friday confirmed it reversed its decision to block links to a New York Post article about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, despite reaffirming the ban late on Thursday. Republicans who had decried Twitter’s earlier actions posted the story freely on the site. “You can now share the bombshell story Big Tech didn’t
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OnePlus phones will no longer come with pre-installed Facebook-owned apps and services, as per a report. OnePlus had received criticism when it started pre-installing Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and other Facebook services on its phones a few months ago. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that starting from the recently launched OnePlus 8T, the phones will
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What is doomscrolling? You wake up and you reach for your phone. It’s instinctive. On unlocking it, you start to check your social media apps almost subconsciously, scrolling, scrolling, bad news, pandemics, global catastrophes. The world feels like its ending and you haven’t even had your first cup of tea. Before you know it, you’re
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TikTok must become a “US based company controlled by US investors” or will be banned in the United States, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday. Mnuchin’s comments come amid uncertainty over a US-brokered deal to reorganise ownership of the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app which US officials have called a national security risk. Mnuchin said the
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WhatsApp is enabling multiple features for Android beta users to tinker with. This includes a useful ‘Always Mute’ feature, a new Storage Usage UI and its tools, and another feature called Media Guidelines. The instant messaging platform has released WhatsApp 2.20.201.10 beta for Android and it also has been discovered that video and voice call
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Twitter is expanding its voice tweets feature to more users on iOS. Introduced in June, this feature allows users to tweet using their voice through a new ‘wavelength’ icon. Twitter is also planning on adding transcriptions for audio and video to make them more accessible. The micro-blogging platform had received criticism for not factoring accessibility
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The Trump administration faces ongoing court battles after two legal setbacks in its efforts to bar US app stores from offering Chinese-owned TikTok or WeChat for download. In two separate rulings, judges have questioned the evidence that data from American users is being accessed by the Chinese government imperiling US national security that prompted the
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British television naturalist David Attenborough joined Instagram on Thursday at the age of 94, quickly racking up more than one million followers in his first few hours – in record time in fact. The veteran broadcaster, who has enjoyed a stellar 60-year career chronicling the natural world for audiences, used his inaugural post on the
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The US Justice Department asked a federal judge in San Francisco early on Friday to allow the government to bar Apple and Alphabet’s Google from offering WeChat for download in US app stores pending an appeal. The filing asked US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler to put on hold her preliminary injunction issued Saturday. That injunction
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Reposting a story on Instagram lets you share other peoples’ posts as your own. You can do this for photos and videos in which you’ve been mentioned or not, and in this article we are going to give you two methods that let you do so. Besides telling you how to repost an Instagram story,
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Facebook is launching a new initiative this week to encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election, the latest effort by the social network to prove it is a responsible player on the Internet. The tech titan will kick off Monday a massive campaign encouraging people to visit its virtual voting information centers where
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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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