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President Biden has passed a bill that forces TikTok to divest from its parent company ByteDance or face a ban. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday, 24 April 2024, then President Biden signed the bill into law just a day later on Wednesday, April 25, 2024. The bill was included within a

Hendrik Human Published on 28th April 2024

New York City has officially prohibited the use of the widely popular social media app TikTok on all government-owned devices, effective immediately. This decision, influenced by a series of alleged security concerns with the app and its possible ties to the Chinese government, mandates all city

Husain Parvez Published on 22nd August 2023

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has initiated measures to block access to news content for users in Canada. The move comes in response to the Online News Act, passed by the Canadian Parliament. The law mandates that tech platforms engage in equitable revenue-sharing negotiations

Keira Waddell Published on 4th August 2023

Apple has taken a strong stand against the UK government’s proposed amendments to its Investigatory Powers Act, clearly expressing its refusal to compromise on end-to-end encryption. In response to the potential changes, the tech giant has warned that it may disable iMessage and FaceTime services

Keira Waddell Published on 25th July 2023

The proposed Online Safety Bill in the United Kingdom continues to face growing opposition. Initially drafted in May 2021, the bill aims to combat illegal and harmful content online by granting the government access to end-to-end encryption systems. The measures have attracted widespread criticism

Keira Waddell Published on 2nd July 2023

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has been hit by a record-breaking $1.3 billion fine from European Union (EU) data protection regulators for its improper transfer of European Facebook user information to the United States. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued a binding dispute

Zane Kennedy Published on 25th May 2023

On Wednesday, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed a new law banning TikTok statewide, becoming the first US state to do so. The ban will come into effect in January 2024, and make it harder for residents of the state to access and use the app. The move comes amid increasing pressure on TikTok

Keira Waddell Published on 19th May 2023

The Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy (CAIDP), a non-profit AI research group, has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against OpenAI, calling for an investigation into the release of GPT-4 and halting its deployment. In its complaint, the group claims that

Keira Waddell Published on 4th April 2023

On Monday, Twitter’s Tor service, which allowed users to access the platform even in countries where it was banned, went down. Twitter's onion site now displays a notification about its expired certification. If you attempt to proceed beyond that point (which is not advised), you’ll be directed to

Keira Waddell Published on 12th March 2023

The Supreme Court will consider the landmark Gonzalez v. Google case on Section 230 later this month, which could change how tech companies moderate user content online. The decision made could also affect the individual user’s right to free speech on the internet. The Gonzalez v Google case

Keira Waddell Published on 6th February 2023