ByteDance shelves plans to sell TikTok US business to Oracle, Walmart

ByteDance will instead look to work with the Biden administration to seek a new structure for its US operations without the influence of a US company


California Consumer Privacy Act tightens privacy laws in the state

An explanation of the California Consumer Privacy Act, which came into force in California on 1 January 2020


UK, US and Australia call on Facebook to create backdoor to encrypted messages

The UK, US, and Australia want Facebook to halt end-to-end encryption plans


US digital ad spend reaches almost $50bn for first half of 2018

Digital advertising revenues reached their highest ever levels during the first six months of 2018 in the US, climbing to $49.5bn. In reaching almost $50bn, growth in digital ad spend


Mobile phone and internet usage appears to have peaked in the US

The use of mobile phones and the internet in the US looks to have almost reached saturation point with the percentage of adults using each remaining more-or-less unchanged since 2016.


Facebook further expands security for political staff ahead of US midterms

With the US midterm elections fast approaching, Facebook is continuing to put more tools in place to ensure there is no outside interference as there was during the 2016 US


Trump administration to text every US mobile phone on Thursday

The US government is going to send a message to all US mobile phones on Thursday 20 September in order to test an alert system put in place to alert


New York Public Library turns literary classics into Insta Stories

The New York Public Library is using Instagram Stories to make classic pieces of literature more appealing to younger generations. The library has teamed up with Mother in New York,


US teens are ditching Facebook for other social platforms

Usage of Facebook by US teenagers has dropped by 20 percentage points in just two years, but the company retains its hold on youthful smartphone users thank to Instagram, which


Donald Trump kills off Broadcoms takeover bid for Qualcomm

The US president Donald Trump has Broadcom’s proposed takeover of rival chipmaker Qualcomm, citing fears over the national security threat the deal could pose. In an executive order, Trump claims

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