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IRELAND INVESTIGATES TIKTOK OVER CHILD, CHINA DATA CONCERNS
TikTok is facing two EU data privacy investigations, one into its handling of children’s personal data and another over its data transfers to China.
TESLA BUILDS 1ST STORE ON TRIBAL LAND, DODGES STATE CAR LAWS
Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its years-long fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process.
NUCLEAR SUBMARINE DEAL WILL RESHAPE INDO-PACIFIC RELATIONS
The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they’re forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. The alliance will see a reshaping of relations in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Here’s what it might mean for various players:
INTERNET FUNDING RULE COULD FAVOR RURAL AREAS OVER CITIES
Cities and urban counties across the U.S. are raising concerns that a recent rule from President Joe Biden’s administration could preclude them from tapping into $350 billion of coronavirus relief aid to expand high-speed internet connections.
EPIC GAMES APPEALS RULING IN LAWSUIT ALLEGING APPLE MONOPOLY
Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge’s decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition.
COURT REJECTS LAWSUIT AGAINST NSA ON “STATE SECRETS” GROUNDS
A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international email and phone communications.
BLOWERS, MOWERS AND MORE: AMERICAN YARDS QUIETLY GO ELECTRIC
For Jared Anderman, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, switching from gasoline-powered tools to electric ones for lawn care was a no-brainer.
AMERICANS HAVE LITTLE TRUST IN ONLINE SECURITY
Most Americans don’t believe their personal information is secure online and aren’t satisfied with the federal government’s efforts to protect it, according to a poll.
3 FORMER US OFFICIALS CHARGED IN UAE HACKING SCHEME
Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described as the first of its kind.
DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats Sue NYC Over Pandemic Fee Caps
Three of the nation’s largest food delivery companies are suing New York City over a limit on fees it put in place during the pandemic to protect restaurants devastated by the forced closure of their dining rooms.
TIKTOK TO LET USERS SHOP THROUGH APP WITH SHOPIFY DEAL
TikTok users will soon be able to buy stuff directly through the short videos on the app — something they had only been able to do through ads until now.
TikTok's Black Creators FIGHT BACK
Many of the hottest viral stars are white people who got famous doing dances by created Black performers. Now the originators want credit and payment for their work
TikTok hit app stores for the first time in 2016 and over the last few years, it’s steadily grown in popularity among young users.
EU Gives Tiktok A Month To Respond To Consumer Complaints
The European Commission said it has given the Chinese-owned video app TikTok one month to answer complaints from a European consumer group over its commercial practices.
A rising conservative star on TikTok.
Noisy, Ugly, and Addictive
Hyper pop could become the countercultural sound of the 2020s.
TikTok Is the New Radio
“Drivers License,” the latest song to top the charts alongside a viral challenge, tells us something about the kind of music the app rewards.
TikTok After Trump
Tiktok has succeeded wildly where similar short-form video platforms—including Vine and the Facebook-backed Lasso—did not.
But First, Coffee
It’s a rare day when you open up TikTok or Instagram Stories and see your fave influencers *without* a giant Dunkin’ iced coffee in hand. And for years, Starbucks’ ubiquitous cups have been seen as a status symbol—even considered an actual accessory.
China Comes For Its Tech Giants
The Chinese government’s crackdown on the country’s largest technology companies has raised fears that the industry could be paralyzed or cast into disarray as the economy enters a delicate moment. But one contingent within the tech sector is privately cheering on a broad set of anti-monopoly edicts: startups and their investors.