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US President Donald Trump’s ban on transactions using popular Chinese messaging app WeChat will cut ties to families and friends in China, millions of users in the United States fear, as they become the latest casualties in the standoff between the two nations. WeChat, owned by Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, is popular among Chinese students,
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Are you sick of TikTok? With the recent call to uninstall TikTok for privacy reasons Time to Uninstall: TikTok Is a Huge Privacy Risk TikTok has privacy issues. It’s recording data you input in your phone. But is it really worse than the other social networks? Read More , it’s understandable why you might want
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TikTok is preparing advertisers for a possible ban of its app in the United States, ad buyers said, offering refunds for ad campaigns that are unable to run. The short-form video app’s advertising business is still nascent. TikTok’s anticipated $1 billion (766 million pounds) in 2020 revenue is a small fraction of its Chinese owner
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The United States has fired a new salvo in its rivalry with China, ordering sweeping restrictions against Chinese-owned social media stars TikTok and WeChat. Here are some key facts about the platforms: What is WeChat? WeChat, known as “weixin” or micro-message in Chinese, belongs to tech giant Tencent and has grown to become ubiquitous in
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Who lives in a pineapple and spawns many memes? SpongeBob SquarePants! While the yellow sponge himself is the focus of many memes, the character Mr. Krabs also has lots of memes of his own. You can spot the Mr. Krabs money meme, the “are you feeling it now, Mr. Krabs?” meme, or the confused Mr.
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Chinese-owned video app TikTok, facing the threat of a US ban, said on Thursday it will set up its first European data centre in Ireland, extending its presence in the country where it already has a hub dealing with regional regulatory issues. The move comes days after parent company ByteDance said it was considering moving
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Microsoft’s potential acquisition of TikTok’s US operations is the latest twist in a rollercoaster two years for the short video app, which has come under growing scrutiny from overseas governments as its global popularity soars. With TikTok, owner ByteDance became the first Chinese company to achieve global success with a consumer app. But amid rising
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In a surprising move, Microsoft has declared its intent to acquire the popular Chinese app TikTok. Soon after declaring its interest, the US government almost shut down the deal. However, after a discussion, Microsoft has been given the green light to make the purchase. Microsoft’s Acquisition of TikTok: The Story So Far On Friday, July
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A 17-year-old Florida boy masterminded the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter, including those of US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, officials said on Friday. A 19-year-old British man and a 22-year-old man in Orlando, Florida were also charged under US federal law with aiding the attack, the Justice
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Online dating has been around for decades in various forms. First there were bulletin boards, then came the dating websites, and now there are dating apps. In fact, online dating has long shed its original stigma and is now the most popular way that couples meet. Despite that, online dating sucks. And it doesn’t matter
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Republican Senator Josh Hawley on Tuesday introduced legislation that would penalise large tech companies that sell or show targeted advertisements by threatening a legal immunity enjoyed by the industry – the latest onslaught on Big Tech’s business practices. The bill, titled “Behavioral Advertising Decisions Are Downgrading Services (Bad Ads) Act,” aims to crack down on
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If you’ve spent any time online, you will have seen a hashtag. In fact, you might have seen them in commercials on TV, on billboards, or spoken out loud too. Which may have prompted you to ask, what is a hashtag? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to explain what a
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A congressional hearing on digital marketplace competition featuring the chief executives of four of the largest American tech companies has been rescheduled for Wednesday, a House subcommittee said on Saturday. The CEOs of Facebook, Amazon.com, Alphabet’s Google and Apple were to have testified on Monday before the House Antitrust Subcommittee. But the hearing was postponed
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A highly anticipated antitrust hearing including top executives of four Big Tech firms, originally set for Monday, has been postponed. A notice filed by the House Judiciary Committee set no new date for the hearing titled “Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.” Officials are discussing rescheduling the hearing for late next week
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Facebook continues to be a leading social media platform, but it could use some improvements. Thankfully, a variety of tweaks can smooth out and improve your experience on both the Classic and the New Facebook. For this article, we’ll look at ways to customize Google Chrome with Facebook extensions. Advertisement Ready to improve your Facebook
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Snap has launched Snap Minis, which are bite-sized apps that live inside Snapchat. These are miniature apps created by third-party developers that you can use in Snapchat without ever leaving the app. Which could make Snapchat a solid choice for more than just teenagers Teenagers’ Favorite Social Network Is… Snapchat Snapchat is now the preferred
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Twitter reported its highest-ever yearly growth of daily users who can view ads, beating analysts’ estimates on usage and sending its shares up 6 percent in pre-market trading on Thursday. The company missed Wall Street’s lowered expectations for quarterly revenue despite the surge in usage, as the coronavirus-spurred economic slowdown battered the company’s largely events-oriented
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Are you looking for a social network where you can meet other gamers? Then you’re in luck, as we have compiled a list of the best social networks for gamers. The bad news is that most of the dedicated social networks for gamers are now defunct. However, the good news is that there are plenty
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