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TikTok ban in $95 billion package passes Senate, awaiting President Biden's signature to become law. (Source: TikTok)

TikTok dead-man walking after US Senate passes TikTok ban bill included in $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan

TikTok is now a dead-man walking after the U.S. Senate passed a ban included in a $95 billion aid package to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. After President Biden signs it into law, ByteDance will have 270 days to leave the American ...
David Chien, 24 Apr 2024 06:55
US Senate posed to vote on support package that includes TikTok ban. (Source: TikTok)

US Senate to pass TikTok ban stuffed into Taiwan, Ukraine, and Israel support package as early as Tuesday

The U.S. Senate is set to pass a TikTok ban stuffed into an Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine support package that includes the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, which itself passed the House Wedne...
David Chien, 21 Apr 2024 05:34
Chinese authorities have restricted the ability of iPhone users to download Threads. (Source: Julio Lopez on Unsplash/edited)

China forces Apple to delist WhatsApp and Threads from App Store

The Chinese Government has forced Apple to delist WhatsApp and Threads from the App Store according to a report by Wall Street Journal, resulting in the inability of the Chinese users to download the said apps from the official ch...
Fawad Murtaza, 19 Apr 2024 11:45
With fees against artificial users. A questionable plan. (Image: pixabay/Mohamed_hassan)

New X users face fee: Payment should help against bots

After a test phase, plans are said to have matured to require users to pay after registering on X (formerly Twitter) before they are allowed to post. This was announced by Elon Musk himself, and he blames AI.
Mario Petzold, 16 Apr 2024 10:08
Hackers are using vulnerable Facebook pages to distribute malware (Image source: Midjourney)

Fake Midjourney AI Facebook page with 1.2 million followers gets caught for pushing malware

A Facebook page with 1.2 million followers claiming to offer free access to Midjourney AI got caught for pushing malware and infostealers. It, along with many other hacked pages doing the same thing with other generative AI tools,...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 11 Apr 2024 07:05
WhatsApp formally announces navigation bar change for Android users (Image source: WhatsApp [Edited])

WhatsApp introduces new easy to use bottom navigation bar for Android

WhatsApp has officially announced a new change for the Android app. While the old version of the messaging application had a navbar on the top, the new version redesigned it and put it on the bottom. This updated navbar is said to...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 31 Mar 2024 12:53
Is it better to use an AI-generated image (left) of an upcoming device (PS5 Pro) or use a stand-in official image (PS5; right) until the actual product is spotted? (Image source: Dall-E 3 / SIE - edited)

AI-generated content in tech media: Good or bad - have your say

CheckMag With AI seemingly infiltrating all corners of the internet, it's time to actually ask whether AI content has a place in tech media, and if so, what is its place? What about the ethical and legal implications? Reader comment is wel...
Julian van der Merwe, 30 Mar 2024 02:30
Popular messenger service WhatsApp will soon update its privacy policy and terms of use.

WhatsApp users facing possible account suspension: new terms and conditions from April 11

Popular messenger service WhatsApp will soon update its privacy policy and terms of use. Users must agree to the new regulations, or their account may be suspended.
Ronald Matta, 29 Mar 2024 00:37
Florida Gov. DeSantis protects young children from addictive and harmful social media through new law. (Source: AI image Dall-E 3)

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis protects children from dangerous predators and inappropriate online content by passing social media account ban for all minors under 14 years old.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has passed a bill banning minors under 14 years old from holding social media accounts. This law protects young children from being exposed to dangerous online predators, inappropriate content, and cy...
David Chien, 26 Mar 2024 05:21
Meta, formerly Facebook, bought WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion in 2014. (Source: Alexander Shatov on Unsplash)

WhatsApp AI assistant to become more efficient to use thanks to Meta AI integration in the search bar

Meta is looking to give WhatsApp users the ability to use Meta AI without creating a dedicated chat. The feature allows one to write queries directly in the search bar making it faster and easier to get information from Meta AI.
Fawad Murtaza, 25 Mar 2024 08:51
At least 15 Tesla Cybertrucks are affected by a serious door striker issue that causes misalignment in the door panel. (Image source: Auto Focus on YouTube - edited)

Elon Musk confirms Cybertruck door gap issue, at least 15 production units affected by poorly installed latch

Elon Musk's words ring true as the Tesla Cybertruck proves to be the electric car company's most challenging product yet. While YouTuber MKBHD's thoughts on the Cybertruck see the good mixed in with the bad, he points out a glarin...
Julian van der Merwe, 22 Mar 2024 01:44
Nothing's Community Edition Project aims to leverage the creativity of its fanbase to design a better Phone (2a). (Image source: Nothing)

Nothing Phone (2a) special edition incoming as Community Edition design contest invites fans to submit concepts

Nothing wants the community to collaborate on a custom Community Edition of the Nothing Phone (2a), with four design stages over the span of six months. The tech startup imposes no limitations on submissions, and the community wil...
Julian van der Merwe, 20 Mar 2024 20:52
TikTok previously faced a potential ban during the Trump Administration in 2020. (Source: Alexander Shatov on Unsplash/edited)

TikTok ban: US moves one step closer to outright banning short video pioneer after House of Representatives vote

The US House of Representatives has passed the “Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act” putting TikTok one step closer to a complete ban in the US. The bill, if passed into law, will force ByteDanc...
Fawad Murtaza, 14 Mar 2024 05:41
A recent survey reveals that teens have more complex thoughts on smartphone usage than you might expect. (Image source: Robin Worrall on Unsplash - edited)

Teens divided on smartphones: peace, also anxiety reported as smartphone separation side-effects

A recent study exposes a gap in the way many US teens think about their smartphones. Around three quarters feel that they are more peaceful without them, while almost half still complain of separation anxiety.
Julian van der Merwe, 13 Mar 2024 00:28

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