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TikTok Hires Thousands to Challenge E-Commerce King Alibaba
Zhang Yiming built ByteDance Ltd. into the world’s most valuable private company via a string of blockbuster apps like TikTok that challenged Facebook and other incumbents on their own turf. His latest target: Alibaba.
What is the difference between digital currency and cryptocurrency?
From the Bahamas to Britain, the world's biggest banks are issuing digital currencies to fend off the threat of cryptocurrencies. But how are they different?
McCarthyism 2.0: Twitter Shuts Down Accounts Attempting To Evade Trump Ban
Trump was banned from Twitter, where he had more than 88 million followers, and multiple other social media platforms following the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.
UK ministers urged to make tech giants responsible for scams
Coalition of organisations including City of London police and Which? demand social media sites vet adverts
Twitter Pressures Users to Self-Censor 'Offensive' Replies to Tweets
The Twitter team behind new "prompts" to users over replies that its artificial intelligence moderator has deemed offensive said they were so effective that it caused a third of users to either edit or delete their posts.
US Homeland Security Reportedly Eyeing Outside Firms to Monitor Extremists Online
In the wake of the 2020 racial justice and protests, federal authorities came under severe scrutiny after investigators with the US Department of Homeland Security compiled intelligence reports on journalists who covered the demonstratio...
Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned
Encrypted messaging app Signal has had a series of Instagram ads blocked from the social media platform, after it attempted to show users how much data the Facebook-owned company collects about them and how it's used to push targeted ads.
Two influencers face possible deportation from Bali after a viral fake-mask prank video
Influencers identified as Josh Paler Lin and Leia Se are facing deportation from Bali, Indonesia, after their mask-prank video drew ire.
Farmer moves 200-year-old French border with Belgium by mistake
"We will have to put things back in place," the local Belgian mayor of Erquelinnes said.
Facebook Censorship protecting the public from reality: Facebook Oversight Board upholds Trump's suspension but says further review is needed
Facebook's Oversight Board has ruled, according to their paid-by-Facebook-opinion, that while the company was justified in censoring the President and suspending Trump from communicating with his 84 million followers on Jan. 7, Facebook...
Facebook blocks, then restores, content calling on Indian Prime Minister Modi to resign
Social-media giant said it erroneously censored posts tagged with #ResignModi as India faces devastating Covid-19 surge
Apple's App Store draws developer ire and legal challenge
While Apple chief Tim Cook touts the brand's App Store as an economic miracle, Fortnite-maker Epic Games says developers suffer under its tyranny.
A dead woman is identified as a boxer's girlfriend in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico police seized a vehicle owned by Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo and will investigate the calls made from his cell phone.
Sport begins social media boycott
Football clubs, players, athletes and a number of sporting bodies have begun a four-day boycott of social media in an attempt to tackle abuse and discrimination on their platforms.
Why Amazon is the 'perfect' moneymaking machine
Throughout the pandemic, Amazon (AMZN) has had no trouble generating huge returns. Once the Covid-19 crisis passes, it's in great shape to make even more money.
‘It’s just the beginning’: Covid push to digital boosts big tech profits
Apple, Google owner Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft raked in money in first quarter
Study: Employment rose among those in free money experiment
After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower rates of anxiety and depression, according to a study released Wednesday.
Florida passes social media bill that would punish companies for banning politicians
Florida is fighting Social Media's organized crime against democracy by penalizing their use of censorship to manipulate elections results. Social media platforms face fines of $250,000 per day for banning a Florida political candidate, ...
Bitcoin Loses Dominance, ETH Keeps on Breaking Record Highs
While bitcoin fails to display any significant gains, Ethereum has jumped to yet another all-time high record above $2,760.
Kremlin Critic's Ally Jailed For Video Post
The sentencing came as Russia inches closer to shutting down Navalny's political network, with his regional offices announcing they would disband ahead of a ruling over whether to designate his organisations as extremist.
Surge in iPhone sales sees Apple's profits double
A surge in iPhone sales, especially in China, has led to a doubling of profits at Apple since the start of the pandemic.
Internet access: 1.5m UK homes still offline, Ofcom finds
About 1.5 million homes in the UK still do not have internet access, a report by Ofcom has found.
Pantera Capital's New Model Suggest That Bitcoin Price Will Reach $700,000
Crypto investment firm Pantera Capital has revealed a pricing model for Bitcoin called 'Five Orders Of Magnitude' that places the number one crypto asset by market capital at completely new levels.
Google smashes sales records as digital advertising market booms
Google profited as more people shifted their lives online during a stay-at-home year
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