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Judge temporarily blocks US WeChat ban

A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's executive order banning WeChat downloads in the United States. → Read More

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TikTok will partner with Oracle in the United States after Microsoft loses bid

TikTok and Oracle will become business partners in the United States — a deal meant to satisfy the Trump administration's national security concerns about the short-form video app, according to a person familiar with the matter. → Read More

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Facebook and Twitter put warning label on Trump's posts on voting twice

Facebook and Twitter placed warning labels on -- but did not remove -- social media posts by President Donald Trump on Saturday after he urged North Carolina residents to show up to polling places even if they have already submitted a mail-in ballot, a practice state election officials have explicitly advised against. → Read More

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Amazon names former NSA director to its board

Former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander has joined Amazon's board, the company disclosed in an investor filing Wednesday. → Read More

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Justice Department asks Supreme Court to let Trump block his Twitter critics

The president who complains about censorship by Twitter wants to censor people himself. → Read More

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The war between Fortnite's maker and Apple is escalating

Apple plans to revoke Epic Games' software development capabilities for its entire device ecosystem, marking the latest escalation of a war over one of the world's most popular video games. → Read More

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Amazon doubles down on office workers

Amazon said Tuesday it plans to hire 3,500 additional workers in cities across the United States. This move commits the e-commerce giant to a significant expansion of office space at a time when others in the tech industry are embracing telecommuting indefinitely. → Read More

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Fortnite's maker sues Apple and Google after the game was removed from both app stores

The maker of Fortnite is suing Apple and Google after the tech giants blocked the wildly popular online video game, which boasts hundreds of millions of registered players, from their app stores Thursday. → Read More

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Trump expected to order China's Bytedance to sell TikTok's US operations

People working on the issue within the Trump administration expect the President will sign an order to force Chinese company ByteDance to sell the US operations of TikTok, its popular short-form video app, according to a person familiar with the matter. → Read More

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Trump says he will ban TikTok

President Donald Trump said Friday night that he will ban the popular short-form video app TikTok from operating in the United States, rejecting a potential deal for Microsoft to buy the app from its Chinese-owned parent company. → Read More

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Congress is about to grill the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are expected to be peppered with questions about their businesses based on documents and evidence gathered throughout a 13-month probe. → Read More

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Trump is moving forward with his plan to regulate social media

The Trump administration took a key step on Monday toward fulfilling the president's executive order on social media, formally asking the FCC to develop regulations that could apply to Facebook, Twitter and other tech platforms. → Read More

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Twitter says it's looking at subscription options as ad revenue drops sharply

Twitter is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including by considering a subscription model, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday. The move comes as Twitter suffers a sharp decline in its core advertising business. → Read More

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Twitter says it's looking at subscription options as ad revenue drops sharply

Twitter is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including by considering a subscription model, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday. The move comes as Twitter suffers a sharp decline in its core advertising business. → Read More

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Why the Trump administration's win over Huawei could be bad news for TikTok

A week after saying his administration was "looking at" banning video app TikTok in the United States, President Donald Trump claimed credit for personally thwarting the expansion plans of another Chinese-affiliated technology company: Huawei. → Read More

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Facebook ad boycott organizers met with Zuckerberg. It didn't go well

Civil rights and activist groups blasted Facebook's leadership on Tuesday after meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives to discuss the demands of a large advertiser boycott that now includes hundreds of brands. → Read More

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These are the big brands that haven't pulled ads from Facebook yet

Hundreds of companies have promised to halt advertising on Facebook and its sibling platform Instagram as part of month-long boycott officially set to begin on Wednesday, according to the civil rights groups behind the protest. → Read More

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The hard truth about the Facebook ad boycott: Nothing matters but Zuckerberg

For years, Facebook has been viewed as one of the only truly indispensable digital advertising platforms for big and small businesses looking to reach the social network's vast audience. Even as the company lurched from one controversy to the next, and endured viral hashtags calling for users to delete the app, its advertising machine kept churning out money, making Facebook seem all but… → Read More

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Facebook and Twitter stocks dive as Unilever halts advertising

Shares of both Facebook and Twitter were down more than 7% in mid-day trading Friday after Unilever said it would pull its advertising from the social media companies for the rest of the year. → Read More

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Verizon is pulling its advertising from Facebook

Telecom giant Verizon said Thursday it is pulling its advertising from Facebook, in what may be the biggest brand yet to join the #StopHateForProfit boycott. → Read More