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Forcing TikTok to sell its US business could end up killing the open internet

Analysts say the deal could result in data nationalism and have far-reaching effects.

06 Aug 2020 8:19 PM

ByteDance boss in a predicament over Trump's ultimatum on TikTok

Zhang Yiming has been given just six weeks to find a buyer for the app in the United States or have it banned in its second largest market.

06 Aug 2020 7:05 PM

Trump's Facebook, Twitter post removed for saying children 'almost immune' to coronavirus

Action taken over 'misinformation', but the American Academy of Pediatrics says children appear to transmit COVID-19 less than adults.

06 Aug 2020 5:25 PM

Twitter hacking suspect's Zoom hearing interrupted by porn and rap

The Zoom users who disrupted the hearing had of course disguised their names.

06 Aug 2020 4:44 PM

Trump's talk of government getting a cut of TikTok deal not legally enforceable

The President sometimes floats ideas or actions that get set aside without follow-through.

05 Aug 2020 11:31 PM

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SpaceX’s Mars rocket prototype has successful brief flight and landing

“Mars is looking real,” SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk tweeted after the short hop. “Progress is accelerating.”

05 Aug 2020 10:08 PM

Ban on social media use by defence personnel remains, Delhi High Court dismisses plea against it

The court said that if the government had assessed that social media enables espionage by enemy countries, it would not overturn the ban.

05 Aug 2020 7:42 PM

Microsoft hopes to gain social media cred with TikTok purchase

Microsoft has had limited success in social media, although it did acquire the business-focused network LinkedIn.

05 Aug 2020 6:13 PM

Google's plan to buy Fitbit comes under lens of EU competition commissioner

Google has an operating system for smartwatches so Fitbit’s user data will strengthen its already powerful position in targeted advertising.

04 Aug 2020 10:47 PM

H-1B workers now can't be employed in US federal jobs following Trump's executive order

The move follows the June 23 suspension of H-1B and other foreign work visas until end 2020 to safeguard American jobs in an election year.

04 Aug 2020 9:59 PM

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Google's affordable Pixel 4a launched to compete with Apple iphone SE

At $349, the Pixel 4a is even cheaper than the launch price of last year's model which was priced at $399, same as this year's iPhone SE.

04 Aug 2020 9:19 PM

Trump says US should get a 'very large percentage' of TikTok sale proceeds

The US president has set a deadline of September 15 for TikTok to sell its US business or stop operations in the country.

04 Aug 2020 8:20 PM

Europe giving away its data wealth to US cloud storage companies, experts worry

The majority of European data is stocked outside of Europe, or, if stocked in Europe, is on servers that belong to non-European firms.

04 Aug 2020 7:10 PM

At Rs 3,999, the Noise ColorFit NAV fitness tracking smartwatch is a catch

Get yours on Amazon from August 6 onwards during the Amazon Prime Day sale.

04 Aug 2020 5:02 PM

Microsoft keen on buying TikTok US, hopes to convince Trump against ban

Tech giant says will “build on the experience TikTok users love, while adding world-class security, privacy, and digital safety protections.

03 Aug 2020 10:54 AM

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Tech This Week | What we learned from the US antitrust inquiry

Lawmakers seem to be catching up with technology and so will regulation, so Big Tech should not take things for granted.

01 Aug 2020 4:17 PM

Twitter hackers who carried out Bitcoin scam arrested, one a teen, and two youth

They scammed people of more than USD 100,000 dollars worth bitcoin by hacking Twitter accounts of celebrities and posting a fake giveaway.

01 Aug 2020 2:57 AM

TikTok's US operations could be bought by Microsoft, say reports

Microsoft a leading buyer, report New York Times and Bloomberg as Trump likely to order ByteDance to sell or face a ban on its video app.

01 Aug 2020 2:29 AM

25 years since 2G, Mukesh Ambani wants the network to be relegated to history

2G era feature phones have kept around 30 crore subscribers away from basic internet services, Ambani said.

31 Jul 2020 8:10 PM

Unaffected by Huawei ban, says UK telecom major BT

UK this month reversed the decision in January to allow China’s controversial technology leader to roll out Britain’s fast new data network.

31 Jul 2020 7:41 PM

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