What are recommendation algorithms that China is cracking down on, and how do they affect internet users?

Internet recommendation algorithms are used by internet service providers to make recommendations to users, part of efforts to protect the privacy and data security of users. Draft guidelines…

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China issues draft guidelines for internet recommendation algorithms

The move comes amid a wide-ranging crackdown by Beijing on its internet sector, which has seen authorities target and punish companies on issues ranging from monopolistic behaviour to consumer…

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What is the milk crate challenge that has gone viral on social media?

Most videos end with what looks like a painful fall onto the collapsing crates, or the ground, as onlookers film on their phones in what some dubbed an event in the 'Hood Olympics'

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Brendan Fraser gets emotional upon learning about fan support for his upcoming Martin Scorsese film

Brendan Fraser felt blacklisted for more than a decade after he had accused former Hollywood Foreign Press Association President, Philip Berk, of sexual assault. But the actor seems to be making a…

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TikTok overtakes Facebook as most world's most downloaded app

In a global survey of downloads in 2020, Nikkei Asia reported TikTok had overtaken Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, all of which are owned by Facebook

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'Source of income for poor': Pakistan court questions telecom authority over banning of TikTok

The Presiding Chief Justice said that if TikTok ban is the only solution, then similar video-sharing platforms like YouTube and Google must also be banned

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TikTok tests disappearing videos feature, but with a twist

Even though the feature of disappearing stories is similar to Snapchat,  Instagram, and Facebook stories, TikTok has added its own twist to this

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Urgent action required on vaping videos on TikTok: Study

A study published in the journal Tobacco Control observed that 808 popular vaping videos had been collectively viewed more than 1.5 billion times till November 2020

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What is Facebook's $1 billion gamble to regain lost users?

Facebook is late to the influencer party already joined by YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat that have waged an increasingly fierce battle to attract figures with big followings that can, in turn,…

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This is how social media giants are feeding dangerous content to children

A new report reveals how social media platforms expose children to inappropriate content regarding unrealistic body types, dieting, self-harm and suicide. WION explains how companies deliver…

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Job-hunters, have you posted your résumé on TikTok?

In modern job searches, tidy one-page résumés are increasingly going the way of the fax machine. That may be accelerated by an app known for viral lip-syncing and dance videos, which is…

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Facebook, Google, TikTok & Twitter vow to stop online gender abuse

According to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit about one-third of the women have faced abuse online

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'Spreading immorality': TikTok blocked in Pakistan for the third time

The court issued the ruling in response to a citizen's petition alleging that TikTok was spreading "immorality and obscenity throughout the country." 

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Bangladesh trafficking gang lured girls using TikTok: Police

A total of nine people were arrested in Bangladesh and two others in India's tech hub Bangalore for allegedly being part of the trafficking gang

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Pakistan: 25-year-old man drowns in Jhelum river while making TikTok video

The deceased, identified as Sheikh Ali, drowned when he jumped into the Jhelum River along with his friend, while another friend of theirs was recording the video

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EU regulator investigates TikTok over child policy, data transfer to China

Dutch data regulators had earlier imposed a fine on China's TikTok for allegedly violating the privacy of young children.

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What are recommendation algorithms that China is cracking down on, and how do they affect internet users?

Internet recommendation algorithms are used by internet service providers to make recommendations to users, part of efforts to protect the privacy and data security of users. Draft guidelines…

Read Article

China issues draft guidelines for internet recommendation algorithms

The move comes amid a wide-ranging crackdown by Beijing on its internet sector, which has seen authorities target and punish companies on issues ranging from monopolistic behaviour to consumer…

Read Article

What is the milk crate challenge that has gone viral on social media?

Most videos end with what looks like a painful fall onto the collapsing crates, or the ground, as onlookers film on their phones in what some dubbed an event in the 'Hood Olympics'

Read Article

Brendan Fraser gets emotional upon learning about fan support for his upcoming Martin Scorsese film

Brendan Fraser felt blacklisted for more than a decade after he had accused former Hollywood Foreign Press Association President, Philip Berk, of sexual assault. But the actor seems to be making a…

Read Article

TikTok overtakes Facebook as most world's most downloaded app

In a global survey of downloads in 2020, Nikkei Asia reported TikTok had overtaken Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, all of which are owned by Facebook

Read Article

'Source of income for poor': Pakistan court questions telecom authority over banning of TikTok

The Presiding Chief Justice said that if TikTok ban is the only solution, then similar video-sharing platforms like YouTube and Google must also be banned

Read Article

TikTok tests disappearing videos feature, but with a twist

Even though the feature of disappearing stories is similar to Snapchat,  Instagram, and Facebook stories, TikTok has added its own twist to this

Read Article

Urgent action required on vaping videos on TikTok: Study

A study published in the journal Tobacco Control observed that 808 popular vaping videos had been collectively viewed more than 1.5 billion times till November 2020

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What is Facebook's $1 billion gamble to regain lost users?

Facebook is late to the influencer party already joined by YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat that have waged an increasingly fierce battle to attract figures with big followings that can, in turn,…

Read Article

This is how social media giants are feeding dangerous content to children

A new report reveals how social media platforms expose children to inappropriate content regarding unrealistic body types, dieting, self-harm and suicide. WION explains how companies deliver…

Read Article

Job-hunters, have you posted your résumé on TikTok?

In modern job searches, tidy one-page résumés are increasingly going the way of the fax machine. That may be accelerated by an app known for viral lip-syncing and dance videos, which is…

via The New York Times
Read Article

Facebook, Google, TikTok & Twitter vow to stop online gender abuse

According to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit about one-third of the women have faced abuse online

Read Article

'Spreading immorality': TikTok blocked in Pakistan for the third time

The court issued the ruling in response to a citizen's petition alleging that TikTok was spreading "immorality and obscenity throughout the country." 

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Bangladesh trafficking gang lured girls using TikTok: Police

A total of nine people were arrested in Bangladesh and two others in India's tech hub Bangalore for allegedly being part of the trafficking gang

Read Article

Pakistan: 25-year-old man drowns in Jhelum river while making TikTok video

The deceased, identified as Sheikh Ali, drowned when he jumped into the Jhelum River along with his friend, while another friend of theirs was recording the video

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Russia fines TikTok over calls for minors to join protests

The ruling comes as Russia ramps up pressure on foreign tech platforms, with a Moscow court also hitting Twitter on Friday with three fines totalling 8.9 million rubles for the same violation as…

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Pakistan lifts TikTok ban for second time

One of Prime Minister Imran Khan's advisers has previously blamed it for promoting the 'exploitation, objectification and sexualisation' of young girls

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After US and India, EU consumers' group raises concern over TikTok's safety

Chinese video-based application TikTok continues to face global scrutiny after the United States and India cracked down on the app for its alleged links with the Chinese government, and for…

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India permanently bans 59 Chinese mobile apps including TikTok

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology reportedly issued fresh notices to 59 Chinese smartphone applications, making the ban on these applications permanent

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EU regulator investigates TikTok over child policy, data transfer to China

Dutch data regulators had earlier imposed a fine on China's TikTok for allegedly violating the privacy of young children.

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What are recommendation algorithms that China is cracking down on, and how do they affect internet users?

Internet recommendation algorithms are used by internet service providers to make recommendations to users, part of efforts to protect the privacy and data security of users. Draft guidelines…

Read Article

China issues draft guidelines for internet recommendation algorithms

The move comes amid a wide-ranging crackdown by Beijing on its internet sector, which has seen authorities target and punish companies on issues ranging from monopolistic behaviour to consumer…

Read Article

What is the milk crate challenge that has gone viral on social media?

Most videos end with what looks like a painful fall onto the collapsing crates, or the ground, as onlookers film on their phones in what some dubbed an event in the 'Hood Olympics'

Read Article

Brendan Fraser gets emotional upon learning about fan support for his upcoming Martin Scorsese film

Brendan Fraser felt blacklisted for more than a decade after he had accused former Hollywood Foreign Press Association President, Philip Berk, of sexual assault. But the actor seems to be making a…

Read Article

TikTok overtakes Facebook as most world's most downloaded app

In a global survey of downloads in 2020, Nikkei Asia reported TikTok had overtaken Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, all of which are owned by Facebook

Read Article

'Source of income for poor': Pakistan court questions telecom authority over banning of TikTok

The Presiding Chief Justice said that if TikTok ban is the only solution, then similar video-sharing platforms like YouTube and Google must also be banned

Read Article

TikTok tests disappearing videos feature, but with a twist

Even though the feature of disappearing stories is similar to Snapchat,  Instagram, and Facebook stories, TikTok has added its own twist to this

Read Article

Urgent action required on vaping videos on TikTok: Study

A study published in the journal Tobacco Control observed that 808 popular vaping videos had been collectively viewed more than 1.5 billion times till November 2020

Read Article

What is Facebook's $1 billion gamble to regain lost users?

Facebook is late to the influencer party already joined by YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat that have waged an increasingly fierce battle to attract figures with big followings that can, in turn,…

Read Article

This is how social media giants are feeding dangerous content to children

A new report reveals how social media platforms expose children to inappropriate content regarding unrealistic body types, dieting, self-harm and suicide. WION explains how companies deliver…

Read Article

Job-hunters, have you posted your résumé on TikTok?

In modern job searches, tidy one-page résumés are increasingly going the way of the fax machine. That may be accelerated by an app known for viral lip-syncing and dance videos, which is…

via The New York Times
Read Article

Facebook, Google, TikTok & Twitter vow to stop online gender abuse

According to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit about one-third of the women have faced abuse online

Read Article

'Spreading immorality': TikTok blocked in Pakistan for the third time

The court issued the ruling in response to a citizen's petition alleging that TikTok was spreading "immorality and obscenity throughout the country." 

Read Article

Bangladesh trafficking gang lured girls using TikTok: Police

A total of nine people were arrested in Bangladesh and two others in India's tech hub Bangalore for allegedly being part of the trafficking gang

Read Article

Pakistan: 25-year-old man drowns in Jhelum river while making TikTok video

The deceased, identified as Sheikh Ali, drowned when he jumped into the Jhelum River along with his friend, while another friend of theirs was recording the video

Read Article

Russia fines TikTok over calls for minors to join protests

The ruling comes as Russia ramps up pressure on foreign tech platforms, with a Moscow court also hitting Twitter on Friday with three fines totalling 8.9 million rubles for the same violation as…

Read Article

Pakistan lifts TikTok ban for second time

One of Prime Minister Imran Khan's advisers has previously blamed it for promoting the 'exploitation, objectification and sexualisation' of young girls

Read Article

After US and India, EU consumers' group raises concern over TikTok's safety

Chinese video-based application TikTok continues to face global scrutiny after the United States and India cracked down on the app for its alleged links with the Chinese government, and for…

Read Article

India permanently bans 59 Chinese mobile apps including TikTok

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology reportedly issued fresh notices to 59 Chinese smartphone applications, making the ban on these applications permanent

Read Article

How social media companies will handle post-US election scenarios

In the run-up to the US election 2020 in November, social media companies like Facebook Inc and Twitter have announced new rules for various post-election scenarios.

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