TWITTER ALSO JOINS MICROSOFT IN RACE TO BUY TIKTOK

Sun 09 August 2020: Twitter Inc has approached TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance to express interest in acquiring the U.S. operations of the videosharing app, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as experts raised doubts over Twitter’s ability to put together financing for a potential deal. witter Inc has approached TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance […]

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW UPCOMING NEW FEATURES OF WHATSAPP

Sun 09 August 2020: Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp keeps on rolling out features to its users both Android and iOS users. While at times some feature makes its way to Android phones first, there are times they come to iPhones first as well. WhatsApp is introducing new features and updates for iOS 2.20.90.21, reports WABetaInfo. These include: Improved Security Code Notifications […]

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TRUMP ISSUES ORDERS BANNING TIKTOK AND WECHAT

Fri 07 August 2020: US president says his country ‘must take aggressive action’ against Chinese-owned apps over security concerns WASHINGTON  – President Donald Trump signed two executive orders Thursday banning any transactions by US residents and companies with Chinese-owned social media apps TikTok and WeChat beginning Sept. 20. “Specifically, the spread in the United States […]

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DONALD TRUMP: FIRMS AGREE TO PAY US IN POSSIBLE TIKTOK SALE

Wed 05 August 2020: ‘Microsoft, which is looking at it, and others, they all agreed to that,’ US president tells Fox News WASHINGTON (AA) – US President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that Microsoft and other US firms have agreed to make a “big payment” to the country’s treasury in a prospective acquisition of Chinese short-form […]

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TRUMP GIVES TIKTOK OWNER 45 DAYS TO SELL APP TO MICROSOFT

Mon 03 August 2020: U.S. President Donald Trump only agreed to allow Microsoft Corp to negotiate the acquisition of popular short-video app TikTok if it could secure a deal in 45 days, three people familiar with the matter said on Sunday (Aug 2).   US officials have said TikTok under its Chinese parent poses a national […]

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APPLE SURPASSES SAUDI ARAMCO TO BECOME WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE COMPANY

Sat 01 August 2020: Apple Inc. became the world’s most valuable company with its market value overtaking Saudi Aramco in the wake of better-than-expected earnings. Apple jumped 10% on Friday, ending the day with a record market capitalization of $1.817 trillion. It’s the first time the company’s valuation has surpassed that of Saudi Arabia’s national […]

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3 CHARGED IN HIGH-PROFILE TWITTER HACK

Sat 01 August 2020: Authorities have charged three men in a major Twitter breach this month that hacked the accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in bitcoin. The suspects include a 19-year-old British man from Bognor Regis, a 22-year-old man from Orlando, Florida, and […]

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CANADA LAUNCHES APP TO ALERT USER FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE

Sat 01 August 2020: Trudeau says ‘innovative’ app can help prevent future outbreaks TRENTON, Canada (AA) – Canada launched a smartphone app Friday that will alert people when they come near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the app, called COVID Alert, as an “innovative” move that marks a […]

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NASA: PERSEVERANCE ROVER LAUNCHED INTO SPACE,HEADING FOR MARS

Thu 30 July 2020: Space agency says Perseverance is its ‘most sophisticated’ ever as it prepares for mission to red planet WASHINGTON (AA) – NASA launched Thursday its Perseverance rover in to space, beginning its roughly seven month journey to Mars. The rover, which NASA bills as its “most sophisticated” ever, is slated to touch […]

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US CYBERSECURITY FIRM CLAIMS CHINESE HACKERS INFILTRATED VATICAN AHEAD OF TALKS

Wed 29 July 2020: Chinese hackers have infiltrated the Vatican ahead of an anticipated negotiation over a 2018 deal that saw China gain more control over the Catholic church in the Asian country, a private cybersecurity firm said Tuesday. Recorded Future said in a report that from early May, Chinese-state sponsored cybersecurity threat RedDelta has targeted the […]

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