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TikTok Fate in the Balance as Judge Weighs App Store Ban

TikTok Fate in the Balance as Judge Weighs App Store Ban

By Anne D'Innocenzio and Matt O'Brien | Sep 27, 2020

Lawyers for TikTok pleaded with a U.S. federal judge on Sunday to delay the Trump Administration's ban of the popular video sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the end of the day.

Unicode Announces New LGBTQ-Related Emoji for 2021

Unicode Announces New LGBTQ-Related Emoji for 2021

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 25, 2020

Unicode recently announced Emoji 13.1, a series of 217 new emoji to be released in 2021, including new LGBTQ-related emoticons.

New App Connects HIV-Positive People During Pandemic

New App Connects HIV-Positive People During Pandemic

Sep 23, 2020

Have you saturated your swipe quotient? Start exercising those fingers because there's a new app in town, focusing on the HIV-positive community.

Micosoft Will Buy Video Game Maker ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

Micosoft Will Buy Video Game Maker ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

Sep 22, 2020

Microsoft is buying the company behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout.

Watch: Meet Aussie Tik-Tok Sensation Ricky Rosen

Watch: Meet Aussie Tik-Tok Sensation Ricky Rosen

Sep 21, 2020

In a few months medical student Ricky Rosen has amassed some 330,000 followers on TikTok. Check out why.

Trump Backs Proposed Tiktok Deal with Oracle, Walmart

Trump Backs Proposed Tiktok Deal with Oracle, Walmart

By Stan Choe | Sep 20, 2020

President Donald Trump said Saturday he's given his "blessing" to a proposed deal between Oracle and Walmart for the U.S. operations of TikTok, the Chinese-owned app he's targeted for national security and data privacy concerns.

 US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

By Tali Arbel, Matt O'brien and Matt Ott | Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S.

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

By Matt Ott | Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, with a total ban on the use of the latter, citing national security and data privacy concerns.

Solace: The App That Supports Transitioning, One Step at a Time

Solace: The App That Supports Transitioning, One Step at a Time

By Merryn Johns | Sep 17, 2020

A support system, advocacy portal and resource guide, Solace empowers transgender individuals through their transition through a tech-savvy and easy-to-use app.

'.gay' Domains Set to Go Online

'.gay' Domains Set to Go Online

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 16, 2020

A whole new rainbow-colored universe is about to open up on your browser with the advent of the ".gay" domain extension.

Celebs Join Instagram 'Freeze' to Protest Facebook Inaction

Celebs Join Instagram 'Freeze' to Protest Facebook Inaction

Sep 16, 2020

Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are among celebrities taking part in a 24-hour Instagram "freeze" on Wednesday to protest against what they say is parent company Facebook's failure to tackle violent and hateful content and election m

TikTok Owner Picks Oracle Over Microsoft as US Tech Partner

TikTok Owner Picks Oracle Over Microsoft as US Tech Partner

By Matt O'Brien and Tali Arbel | Sep 14, 2020

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as the American tech partner that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

Insider Q&A: T-Mobile Pushes Internet for Virtual School

Insider Q&A: T-Mobile Pushes Internet for Virtual School

By Tali Arbel | Sep 13, 2020

T-Mobile is pushing to offer internet service to schools that are doing online learning with a program aimed at low-income students who don't have access.

Meet 'Thirst-Trap Satirist' Megan Pope (and See Their Traps)

Meet 'Thirst-Trap Satirist' Megan Pope (and See Their Traps)

Sep 12, 2020

Amongst their accomplishments, Megan Pope lists "thirst-trap satirist." They is also a Brooklyn-based playwright and comedy person, journalist and podcast producer. Check out their latest "thirst-traps."

Biden Audio First Shared by 'Russian Agent' Thrives Online

Biden Audio First Shared by 'Russian Agent' Thrives Online

By Amanda Seitz | Sep 12, 2020

The leaked recordings were hardly a political bombshell: The apparent conversations between Joe Biden and Ukraine's then-president largely confirm Biden's account of his dealings in Ukraine.

How to Play Skill Games for Real Money

How to Play Skill Games for Real Money

Sep 11, 2020

A lot of people dream about different ways to make real money doing things that they already enjoy doing. Even more people want to make easy money using their computer or smartphone, but what many people don't know is that it is easier than you think.

TikTok Admits to Restricting LGBTQ Hashtags in Some Countries

TikTok Admits to Restricting LGBTQ Hashtags in Some Countries

Sep 10, 2020

TikTok is admitting to restricting some LGBTQ-related hashtags in countries where the video app is available as part of its "localized" approach to moderation.

Hey, Alexa. Can You Host?

Hey, Alexa. Can You Host?

Sep 9, 2020

A recent survey about sexual practices during the COVID-19 lockdown shows the extent the pandemic has affected personal behavior.

Trolls Attack Zoom Seminar for LGBTQ Black Community

Trolls Attack Zoom Seminar for LGBTQ Black Community

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 8, 2020

Trolls aimed hateful memes and images at participants of an August Zoom seminar for LGBTQ Blacks organized by the Newark Public Library and the Newark LGBTQ Community Center.

A 'Good Few Inches of Rain' Cause Havoc for the BBC

A 'Good Few Inches of Rain' Cause Havoc for the BBC

Sep 7, 2020

There was something wet coming the way of the population of the British county of Essex last Saturday, which the BBC forecasted with a surprising graphic.

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