After WeChat ban, some Chinese are shifting to an encrypted app 'Signal'
President Donald Trump’s executive order banning American use of WeChat, the most popular app in China, takes effect next month, but some in China are already turning to an American app renowned for its privacy protections. Downloads for Signal, an encrypted chat app that privacy advocates generally regard as best-in-class for everyday use, are spiking in China, a spokesperson for the app said Friday
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Trump’s official campaign app had to reset its rating after being trolled by TikTokers
Trump’s official campaign app had to reset its rating after being trolled by TikTokers An effort by TikTok users to troll President Trump’s official campaign app with thousands of one-star reviews appears to have had an impact — if not the impact the pranksters had wanted. In July, Bloomberg reported TikTok activists were flocking to the Official Trump 2020 app on the U.S. App Store to fill it with negativereviews.
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Trump bans US transactions with WeChat and TikTok
US President Donald Trump issued executive orders to ban US transactions with Chinese companies Tencent and Bytedance, parent companies of WeChat, and TikTok respectively. The ban will take effect in 45 days and may attract retaliation from Beijing. While the scope of the ban remains unclear, the executive orders said that after 45 days, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross “shall identify the transactions” that will be subjected to the prohibition
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Facebook takes down Trump’s post about the immunity of kids and coronavirus
Facebook took down a video President Trump posted to his account Wednesday, citing its rules against false claims about the coronavirus. The post in question was a video clip from a Fox News segment from Wednesday morning in which the president makes the unsubstantiated claim that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19
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Tim Cook defends App store commission structure in testimony
Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company’s App Store commission structure in his sworn testimony before the House Antitrust Subcommittee on Wednesday. He claimed the majority of the apps pay no commission at all, with others paying either 15 or 30 percent, based on the specifics of their particular situation
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