Ban on TikTok and WeChat downloads begin Sunday
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Ban on TikTok and WeChat downloads begin Sunday

Apps will be removed from app stores, but U.S. users won’t be penalized for use of either app
18 Sep 2020
FTC may file an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook
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FTC may file an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook

Sources claim the FTC’s probe concerns Facebook’s past acquisitions
16 Sep 2020
How to delete a Facebook business page
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How to delete a Facebook business page

Follow these steps to erase your Facebook page if it's a duplicate, out of date or inaccessible
15 Sep 2020
TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts
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TikTok gets a new competitor, YouTube Shorts

The new YouTube feature will beta test in India before its global release
15 Sep 2020
Oracle confirms bid to become TikTok's "trusted tech partner"
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Oracle confirms bid to become TikTok's "trusted tech partner"

Oracle has confirmed it may be within striking distance of a deal with Bytedance after Microsoft’s efforts failed
14 Sep 2020
Twitter expands civic integrity policy ahead of US election
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Twitter expands civic integrity policy ahead of US election

Twitter will remove or label tweets intended to undermine public confidence in civic processes
11 Sep 2020
Trump won’t extend TikTok sale deadline
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Trump won’t extend TikTok sale deadline

ByteDance must divest its TikTok US operations before the September 20 deadline
11 Sep 2020
Facebook Campus allows students to connect with classmates
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Facebook Campus allows students to connect with classmates

New Facebook feature allows students to create and join campus groups, discussions and more
11 Sep 2020
ByteDance negotiating with the US to avoid TikTok sale
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ByteDance negotiating with the US to avoid TikTok sale

Tightened export restrictions in China leaves ByteDance considering other options
10 Sep 2020
Facebook Oversight Board: Excessive social media regulations could impact freedom of speech
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Facebook Oversight Board: Excessive social media regulations could impact freedom of speech

Helle Thorning-Schmidt said, “we have to be a little bit careful than just demanding regulation”
4 Sep 2020
Trump administration considering banning more Chinese apps
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Trump administration considering banning more Chinese apps

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows claims administration is setting sights on Chinese apps that could pose a national security threat
4 Sep 2020
Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure
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Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure

The social network complained that limiting the potential to target iOS users would see developers’ revenues collapse
4 Sep 2020
Facebook unveils new vulnerability disclosure policy
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Facebook unveils new vulnerability disclosure policy

The company will publish all flaws it discovers within 21 days, if third-party developers don’t respond to communication
4 Sep 2020
Facebook will ban new political ads leading up to the presidential election
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Facebook will ban new political ads leading up to the presidential election

No new ads will be approved the week before the election
3 Sep 2020
TikTok deal hits roadblock over core algorithms
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TikTok deal hits roadblock over core algorithms

New export restrictions could hamper the sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations
2 Sep 2020
Facebook updates hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election
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Facebook updates hate speech detection ahead of Myanmar election

The social media firm will limit message forwarding, and use its improved AI to remove hate speech
1 Sep 2020
IT Pro Live: Fighting terrorism with technology
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IT Pro Live: Fighting terrorism with technology

We speak to Tech Against Terrorism director Adam Hadley about the group's work
1 Sep 2020
TikTok denies it’s in talks to sell US operations to rival app Triller
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TikTok denies it’s in talks to sell US operations to rival app Triller

Triller executive chairman Bobby Sarnevesht insists the bid is real and discussions are ongoing
31 Aug 2020
Walmart joins Microsoft in TikTok takeover bid
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Walmart joins Microsoft in TikTok takeover bid

Joint venture faces stiff competition from a $20 billion bid from Oracle
28 Aug 2020
Apple blocked Facebook's attempt to flag App Store 'tax'
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Apple blocked Facebook's attempt to flag App Store 'tax'

The social networking giant claims Apple prevented it from telling users about the 30% revenue cut
28 Aug 2020
TikTok’s UK presence threatened as gov considers restrictions
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TikTok’s UK presence threatened as gov considers restrictions

Chinese company could be prevented from moving users' data abroad as it plots global HQ move
27 Aug 2020
Investors may exchange stake in ByteDance for a piece of TikTok
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Investors may exchange stake in ByteDance for a piece of TikTok

Investors’ plans could result in minority stakes for current TikTok bidders, Microsoft and Oracle
24 Aug 2020
Facebook calls for data portability legislation
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Facebook calls for data portability legislation

Facebook wants clarity on what data should be portable and who is responsible for protecting it
21 Aug 2020