TikTok’s Chinese parent has another wildly popular app in the US

One of the hottest apps in the US right now is CapCut, a video editing tool that, like TikTok, is owned by China-based ByteDance.

AI Tech Enables Industrial-Scale Intellectual Property Theft, Critics Say

Are ChatGPT, Stability AI and GitHub Copilot the next big breakthroughs, huge legal and regulatory obligations or something else entirely?

Judge releases decision approving Meta’s Virtual-Reality deal

The unsealed ruling establishes the FTC’s loss of its bid to block the Facebook parent company’s acquisition.

Meta stalks teenagers as the Horizon Metaverse app struggles to grow

Facebook Parents’ updated strategy for the fledgling app includes opening it up to teens ages 13 to 17.

A senator’s Twitter account was suspended over a hunting photo. Then Elon Musk stepped in.

Tech Steve Daines, a Republican from Montana, says his account was blocked because of an image flagged for ‘graphic violence’

Guns offered for sale in Facebook groups dedicated to religious extremists in India

Facebook users have offered handguns, rifles, shotguns and bullets for sale on the platform to members of a forum devoted to an extremist Hindu organization with a history of violence in India. Eight posts, some of which had been up since April, captured Raqib Hameed Naik, the founder of a group that monitors attacks against … Read more

Facebook, Instagram users in the US can pay for a verified blue tick

Tech The ‘Meta Verified’ subscription service also provides direct access to customer support

YouTube restores Donald Trump’s channel after more than two years of ban

Tech The move follows other social media companies lifting bans on the former president

Silicon Valley and Capitol Hill are building an anti-China alliance

A group of Silicon Valley executives, including investor Peter Thieland Washington lawmakers are quietly mobilizing against China’s involvement in the US tech industry ahead of the TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew‘s Capitol Hill testimony next week. They plan to meet for a private dinner on Wednesday to discuss China, national security and the intensifying … Read more

‘Every Parent’s Nightmare’: TikTok is a venue for child sexual exploitation

FORT WORTH, Texas – A 42-year-old Alabama man uploaded videos to TikTok of himself lip-syncing to music and sharing depressive thoughts. A 14-year-old girl from Texas answered. Before long, the two were exchanging romantic notes visible to everyone on the platform. “Married for life honey,” the teenager commented on one of her posts. He replied, … Read more