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Applications, Infrastructure

Yubo could be the next big social app as it raises $47.5 million

November 18, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

French startup Yubo is the biggest social media app you’ve never heard of — unless you’re a teen. With a focus on young people under 25, the company has managed to attract 40 million users. A fraction of them hang […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Facebook and Twitter seem to only care about hacked material when it hurts Democrats

October 15, 2020

Via: BGR

Everyone in politics and media has been in an uproar over a decision Wednesday by Facebook and Twitter to suppress a New York Post story that purported to reveal emails from Joe Biden’s son Hunter that cast the former Vice […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

TikTok files for injunction against upcoming Trump ban

September 24, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The saga began back in August when Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders that gave US businesses 45 days to stop any transactions with WeChat and ByteDance—ostensibly over security concerns—leaving the latter with little option but to sell […]


Applications, Infrastructure, Operations Security, Security

Facebook says it may have to stop operating in the EU amid new data transfer rules

September 22, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Last month, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) sent Facebook a preliminary order to stop transferring the data of European users to the US, after a European Court of Justice ruled that American privacy legislation isn’t adequate. Failing that, Facebook could […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

Trump administration challenges order that blocked WeChat app store ban

September 21, 2020

Via: CNBC

The Trump administration will challenge an order that blocked the Commerce Department’s ban on downloads of the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler on Sunday halted a move that would have forced Apple and Google to remove […]


Applications, Infrastructure

The Trump administration’s TikTok policy is incoherent

September 21, 2020

Via: Fortune

People in China know how to read web sites and use email services banned in the country. They use a technology called a virtual private network, which masks their location. It’s a fact of life in China, one of the […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

Trump admin orders TikTok, WeChat gone from app stores on Sunday

September 18, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Consumers inside the US will no longer be allowed to download TikTok or WeChat from any US app store after Sunday, the Trump administration announced today. Any “provision of service to distribute or maintain” the mobile applications or their “constituent […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

Justice Department says WeChat users won’t be penalized under Trump’s executive order

September 17, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

In a Wednesday filing in federal court, the United States government said that users who use or download WeChat “to convey personal or business information” will not be subject to penalties under President Donald Trump’s executive order banning transactions with […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Will Oracle’s reported TikTok deal satisfy Trump?

September 14, 2020

Via: Fortune

The TikTok conundrum may be about to be solved—or not. Here’s what can be said for certain at the time of writing. According to multiple outlets, Oracle is the “winning bidder” for a deal with TikTok owner ByteDance, regarding the […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Facebook is struggling with speech rules before 2020 elections

September 9, 2020

Via: CNBC

With less than two months to go until the 2020 U.S. election, Facebook is struggling to assure users and employees that it has everything under control. Four years ago, the social network took no action as Russian operatives posed as […]