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TikTok sues Donald Trump’s administration over US ban

Popular app TikTok has asked a U.S. judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on the Chinese social media network, according to court documents filed late on Friday. ByteDance Ltd, TikTok’s parent company filed a complaint in a Washington federal court challenging the recent prohibitory moves by the Trump administration. The U.S. […]

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Apple to launch its online store in India on September 23

Apple Inc to launch its online store in India on September 23, the iPhone maker said on Friday, coinciding with the country’s holiday season that brings some of the biggest sales for retailers every year. Apple sells its products in India through third-party vendors and e-commerce operators such as Amazon.com Inc’s Indian unit and Walmart […]

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Sony matches PlayStation 5 price to that of Xbox Series X

Sony has matched the price of their upcoming flagship PlayStation 5 to that of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. Sony also confirmed the PS5’s “digital edition” – which does not have a disc drive – would cost about 40% more than the low-end Xbox Series S. Both PS5 consoles are set to be released on 19 […]

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Apple compensates with two new iPads, Watches after ditching annual iPhone launch

Apple tried to compensate for any disappointment by giving its fans several new devices to play with while they wait for a new 5G iPhone. On a virtual product launch on Tuesday, the company announced  latest versions of its Apple Watch and iPad, as well as a new subscription bundle that combines several of its […]

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Celebrities and brands pause Instagram accounts in Stop Hate for Profit campaign

The charity Stop Hate for Profit is asking Instagram users to join a 24-hour social media “freeze” on Wednesday, during which they put up a message about Facebook Group’s “repeated failures to address hate speech and election disinformation on their platforms.” In July brands including Adidas, Birchbox, Dockers and French Connection US paused their advertising […]

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30 countries are facing threat from a prominent cyber espionage group: Kaspersky

At least 30 countries are facing the threat of spear phishing and advanced cyber snooping tactics from noted cyber espionage and crime collective, Transparent Tribe. According to a report by cyber security firm Kaspersky, Transparent Tribe has been known to have been active since 2013, and specialises in cyber espionage of critical sectors including government […]

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Apple has terminated Fortnite developer Epic Games’s account from its App Store

Apple has terminated Epic Games’s account from its App Store amid a legal battle over in-app payments on the Fortnite game. Apple had already removed Fortnite from the store after the game offered a discount on its virtual currency for purchases made outside of the app, from which Apple receives a 30% cut. Epic says […]

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Instagram launches ‘Suggested Posts’ to keep users scrolling forever

Instagram is enhancing its content on the home page so that users never get bored while scrolling infinitely. Facebook owned platform announced the ‘Suggested Posts’ at the bottom of the field after users have viewed all recent posts for the accounts that they follow. When you see the notification that “you’re all caught up,” you’ll […]

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Facebook ignored hate posts for business prospects: WSJ report

Facebook ignored hate speech policy to allow anti-Muslim posts on its platform to avoid ruining its relationship with India’s governing party, a Wall Street Journal report has said. The report published on Friday claimed top Facebook executive in India refused to apply the company’s hate speech rules to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politicians and other […]

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Apple rumored to launch four variants of new iPhone 12

It’s time of the year when rumors and speculations of the new iPhone leak. In reports this year’s iPhone 12 is suppose to be the fist 5G iPhone. The new phone is expected to come in four variants. The entry level iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max/Plus,  iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. This […]

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Donald Trump gives Americans 45 days to stop doing business with TikTok, WeChat

US President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Thursday targeting Chinese applications, TikTok and WeChat. In the orders Trump has given Americans 45 days to stop doing business with the Chinese platforms, effectively setting a deadline for the sale of TikTok to Microsoft. The president has cited “threat to national security, foreign policy, and […]

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Facebook globally blocks Jair Bolsonaro supporters’ accounts over fake news

Facebook on Saturday announced that it has globally blocked certain accounts controlled by supporters of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a fake news inquiry, a day after it was fined for not complying with a Supreme Court judge’s order to do so. A spokesperson for Facebook said the order was “extreme” and threatens “freedom […]