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Applications, Infrastructure, Mobile Security, Security

TikTok hit with consumer, child safety and privacy complaints in Europe

February 16, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

TikTok is facing a fresh round of regulatory complaints in Europe where consumer protection groups have filed a series of coordinated complaints alleging multiple breaches of EU law. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has lodged a complaint against the video […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

Facebook has been helping law enforcement identify Capitol rioters

February 12, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Facebook has gone out of its way to help law enforcement officials identify those who participated in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, the company said in a Thursday conference call with reporters. “We were appalled by the […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Daily Crunch: TikTok becomes a political battleground in Russia

February 12, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

We take an in-depth look at TikTok usage in Russia, Facebook’s Oversight Board looks beyond Facebook and Sesame Workshop backs an edtech fund. This is your Daily Crunch for February 11, 2021. The big story: TikTok becomes a political battleground […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Myanmar’s new military government is now blocking Twitter

February 5, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Myanmar’s new military government has ordered local telecom operators, internet gateways, and other internet service providers to block Twitter and Instagram in the South Asian country days after imposing a similar blackout on Facebook service to ensure “stability” in the […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Mobile Security, Security

WhatsApp is improving security on its web app – but is it doing enough?

January 29, 2021

Via: The Inquirer

The app recently extended that timeline to bring the policy into effect on May 15, giving the app more time to convince users that their data is in good hands despite Facebook’s more than questionable track record. This week, WhatsApp […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Twitter shares dive as lawmakers see Trump ban as evidence for stronger Big Tech regulation

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

Twitter’s share price fell by as much as 8% in premarket trading Monday morning, following the company’s Friday decision to permanently suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s account. Although the affected account (@realDonaldTrump) was the President’s personal account, it was the […]


Applications, Infrastructure

TikTok banned Trump before Trump could ban TikTok

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

For months, U.S. President Donald Trump has tried to ban TikTok, the wildly popular short-video app owned by Chinese technology company ByteDance, on the grounds that the app’s Chinese ownership poses a national security threat. U.S. officials claim that TikTok […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Parler CEO says site will be shut longer than expected, as tech industry withdraws access

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

The chief executive officer of Parler warned the social media app is likely to be shut down for longer than originally anticipated, after Amazon.com Inc., Google and others withdrew their support in the wake of rioting at the U.S. Capitol […]


Applications, Infrastructure

None of Google’s apps have been updated since before Apple’s privacy rules took effect

January 6, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Fast Company points out that the last time Google updated any of its iOS apps was December 7. That date is only one day before Apple’s privacy labels went into effect. Starting on December 8, developers had to begin filling […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Telegram, nearing 500 million users, to begin monetizing the app

December 23, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Instant messaging app Telegram is “approaching” 500 million users and plans to generate revenue starting next year to keep the business afloat, its founder Pavel Durov said on Wednesday. Durov said he has personally bankrolled the seven-year-old business so far, […]