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Social media addiction linked to cyberbullying

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The FINANCIAL -- Identifying as male and more hours spent online also contributed. As social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and others continue to grow in popularity, adolescents are spending more of their time online navigating a complex virtual world, according to University of Georgia.…

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Social media addiction linked to cyberbullying

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The FINANCIAL -- Identifying as male and more hours spent online also contributed. As social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and others continue to grow in popularity, adolescents are spending more of their time online navigating a complex virtual world, according to University of Georgia.…

Amazon sues counterfeiters for using social media to promote sales

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The FINANCIAL — Amazon.com, Inc., announced a lawsuit against 13 individuals and businesses (collectively, the “defendants”) for advertising, promoting, and facilitating the sale of counterfeit luxury goods in Amazon’s store, in violation of Amazon’s policies and the law. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and alleges the…

ByteDance rejects Microsoft’s offer to buy TikTok

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The FINANCIAL — Microsoft says that it’s not acquiring parts of TikTok’s operations after its bid was rejected by Beijing-based ByteDance. After weeks of public back and forths, Microsoft ultimately failed in its attempts to acquire TikTok. Talk of a sale began as President Donald Trump issued executive orders last month seeking to ban TikTok and requiring…

Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia

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The FINANCIAL — Facebook has warned that they will block Australians from sharing news if a landmark plan to make digital platforms pay for news content becomes law. On the other hand, the sharing of personal content between family and friends will not be affected by this change and neither will the sharing of news by…

TikTok responds to Trump’s decision and threatens with legal action

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The FINANCIAL — President Trump agreed to allow Microsoft Corp negotiate the purchase of TikTok, only if they can have a deal in 45 days. TikTok thinks that Executive Order risks undermining global businesses’ trust in the United States and it sets a dangerous precedent for the concept of free expression and open markets. Popular app…

Many iOS apps including Spotify, Facebook, and Tinder are crashing for a large number of users

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The FINANCIAL — Popular iPhone apps are crashing for thousands of people as soon as they are opened. This is not the first time a Facebook SDK has resulted in crashes. A similar issue occurred in May too. It is also having an affect on pre-loaded iOS apps, including the App Store and Apple Music. Safari, however, seems not to be suffering from…

Facebook will provide WHO with free ads

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The FINANCIAL — Facebook will provide free advertisements to the World Health Organization in an effort to prevent the spread of the misinformation about the coronavirus. Facebook is one of multiple tech companies extending free services in response to the virus. Also, company will remove false claims and conspiracy theories Facebook said would let the…

The World Health Organization joined TikTok to eliminate misinformation

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The FINANCIAL — The World Health Organization joined popular video platform TikTok on Friday to share reliable information regarding the coronavirus outbreak and to cut through coronavirus misinformation online. WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are fighting misinformation regarding the virus on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tencent, and TikTok. The World Health…

YouPorn made TikTok like app for adults

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The FINANCIAL — YouPorn is launching a ‘TikTok-inspired’ web app. The user swipes through videos, similar to swiping through TikTok, and either watches the video or doesn’t watch the video. SWYP tracks your actions and recommends porn curated specifically to your swiping habits. SWYP, a new web app from the porn streaming platform, YouPorn, which…