TikTok shows zero take down requests from China in its first transparency report

TikTok has recently released its first transparency report, showing which countries have submitted requests for content removal as well as access to user data. In the Chinese tech giant ByteDance, claims it did not receive a single takedown request from Communist Party of China in the first half of 2019. TikTok’s report shows that US law […]

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US Army has banned soldiers from using TikTok on government owned phones

United States Army soldiers has been restricted from using TikTok on government-owned phones following a decision to ban the app. The decision comes amidst ongoing worries that the video app owned by Beijing-based company ByteDance could compromise national security or be used to influence or surveil Americans. “It is considered a cyber threat,” Army spokeswoman Lt. Col. […]

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President Trump has signed the law to increase robocall fine to $10,000

President Trump has recently signed a law increasing fines on robocalls and requiring phone service providers to begin authenticating calls across networks. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (TRACED Act) was signed on Monday, after Congress approved the landmark bill earlier this month to give the federal government new abilities to go after illegal […]

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Spotify to pause all political ads in early 2020

Spotify said on Friday that it will pause political advertising early in 2020 on its ad-supported tier and its original and exclusive podcasts, saying it doesn’t have the resources to properly vet such ads first reported by AdAge. In a statement the company said: “At this point in time, we do not yet have the necessary level […]

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FIR Filed Against Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan and Bharti Singh for Hurting Religious Sentiments

FIR has been recently registered by the Punjab Police against actor Raveena Tandon, director-choreographer Farah Khan and comedian Bharti Singh for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Christian community on a TV show. The FIR has been registered on over a video clip from the show Backbenchers in which the celebrities can be seen having trouble […]

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WhatsApp will not be available on following smartphones starting 1 Jan 2020

Starting 1 Jan 2020, WhatsApp will stop working on older mobile devices globally as the company has withdrawn support for such phones. The users on Windows Phones will be locked out forever after December 31, said Facebook. WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones in the next couple of months as the company withdraws […]

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Judge blocks NYC law limiting Uber drivers cruising for new passengers

On Monday New York State Supreme Court judge blocks New York City’s law to limit the amount of time Uber and Lyft drivers can spend cruising for passengers in busy parts of the city. In his ruling, Judge Lyle E. Frank took issue with the city’s definition of cruising. He said there was no rational […]

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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg Leaves Company Amid 737 Max Crisis

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has reportedly resigned from the company after one year after the first of two fatal crashes involving the company’s 737 Max aircraft, the company announced Monday. Boeing says Muilenburg resigned in its press release, though it also says that the board of directors decided that a change in leadership was necessary. The New York […]

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ByteDance denies the report that it is exploring selling its stake in TikTok

ByteDance has recently denied the report that it is currently exploring selling its stake in TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg the preliminary conversations were held as scrutiny from US officials grows. TikTok head Alex Zhu sent an internal note to staff addressing the report, which was obtained by Reuters. Zhu told employees that from time to time […]

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CBI Books Jagdish Khattar Former MD of Maruti Udyog for Rs 110 Cr Loan Fraud

CBI has recently booked Jagdish Khattar the former Managing Director of Maruti Udyog for alleged bank loan fraud of Rs 110 crore by his new company, officials said on Tuesday, 24 December. In its FIR filed recently, the CBI has named Khattar and his company Carnation Auto India Limited for allegedly causing a loss of […]

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