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The tech cold war is hotting up TikTok and the Sino-American tech split
Over the past few years countless predictions have been made that the global technology industry will suffer a painful rupture because of tensions between America and China. Real damage has been surprisingly hard to spot. Last year Apple...
What is Signal (WhatsApp secure-alternative), and why is it suddenly popular in Hong Kong?
The messaging app saw a surge in downloads after a new national security law came into force. End-to-end encryption is a key feature of the privacy-conscious app
These Black Influencers Saw Their Followings Explode After The Black Lives Matter Protests. Now They Want To See Lasting Change.
BuzzFeed News spoke in depth with three Black influencers about adjusting to their new audiences and how white influencers and followers can ensure lasting change comes to the industry.
How Twitter Evolved From Startup To President Trump’s Megaphone
Twitter was born in 2006 out of the remnants of a failed San Francisco Internet radio startup. Since then, it’s become a megaphone for the president, a tool for social change and a running log for recording our global history.
Amazon tells workers to delete TikTok from devices they use for work
The company cited security risks raised by the social video app.
UK universities comply with China's internet restrictions
UK universities are testing a new online teaching link for students in China - which will require course materials to comply with Chinese restrictions on the internet.
Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutor may see Trump’s financial records, denies Congress access for now
In 7-2 rulings in both cases, the justices rejected the president’s assertion that he enjoys absolute immunity while in office. Trump nominees Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh joined the majorities.
The coronavirus infodemic of misinformation is nearly as bad as the pandemic itself
An "infodemic" of misinformation and disinformation has helped cripple the response to the novel coronavirus. To beat the infodemic, we need to practice information distancing to go with social distancing.
Facebook Removed Hundreds Of Fake Accounts Connected To Roger Stone, Proud Boys, And PR Firms
The social media company said four different networks of accounts were removed for inauthentic coordinated behavior.
Mike Pompeo Said The US Is Considering Banning TikTok
“I don’t want to get out in front of the president, but it’s something we’re looking at," Pompeo said.
Yahoo Engineer Evades Prison After Hacking 6,000 Accounts in Search of Porn
On Monday, former Yahoo engineer Reyes Daniel Ruiz was sentenced to limited house arrest and probation after violating the privacy of thousands in search of explicit images.
Uber is buying Postmates in a $2.65 billion deal as it leans on food delivery to make up for coronavirus losses
Uber says the deal will help it eventually reach profitability, something it has struggled to do for years.
Could a US$14 billion Australian solar farm provide a fifth of Singapore’s energy?
Singapore firm Sun Cable plans to provide a fifth of the city’s energy through an undersea cable linked to a solar farm 3,800km away in Australia.. Experts – and billionaire backers – say that’s not as crazy as it might sound, even if it...
Rolex, Piaget, Hermès and Cartier add meteorite rock to their watch dials – keeping time with the cosmos
Semi-precious stone dials are the trend in luxury watches – now thin slabs of meteorite make yet a more exclusive statement
With Facebook hemorrhaging advertisers, CEO agrees to meet with boycott organizers
Advertisers flee over the platform's tolerance of hate speech and disinformation. Is Zuckerberg about to cave?
UK Police arrest 746 and seize more than £54,000,000 after hacking crime gangs
Police have arrested 746 suspects and seized more than £54million in the UK’s biggest ever crime operation.
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
UCSF Medical School Officials Pay Hackers $1.14 Million Ransom To Recover Stolen Data
Hackers who attacked computer servers at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine were paid a ransom of more than $1 million so researchers could regain access to data that had been maliciously encrypted by malwar...
Twitter permanently suspends ‘Father Ted’ writer after he replies ‘men aren’t women’ to pro-trans tweet
The outrage police have managed to get comedy writer Graham Linehan ‘permanently’ suspended from Twitter for alleged hateful conduct. He is a vocal critic of a no-holds-barred approach to transgender issues.
'Boss of Wirecard left Philippines for China'
A former board member of collapsed German payments company Wirecard was briefly in the Philippines this week but left the country on Wednesday headed for China, Manila's justice minister said on Friday.
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