Instagram Reels: Facebook’s history of ‘adapting’ competitors’ familiar features | Technology

Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday launched Reels, a feature within the photo and video sharing app that allows users to post short videos and songs. Rings a bell? The launch drew a cheeky retweet from TikTok on Thursday, with the year’s hottest app saying Instagram’s feature looked “familiar”. It’s not the Continue Reading

Can Trump ban TikTok? What the executive order means – explained | Technology

On Thursday, Donald Trump issued two executive orders aimed at banning TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive action” against the China-based social media platforms in the interest of national security. The move would effectively require TikTok and WeChat to shut down in the US or find new Continue Reading

TikTok: How much money can the biggest stars make from their posts?- Tempemail

Amid concerns that TikTok will soon be banned by President Trump, Forbes has released a list of the social media platform’s seven highest-earning users, showing how teenagers have managed to accrue millions of dollars by using the platform. Addison Rae Easterling, the social media celebrity in first place on the Continue Reading

Trump Signs Executive Order to Prohibits Business with TikTok – Tempemail

Sourced from Politico. US President, Donald Trump has reportedly signed an executive order that aims to prohibit all transactions with TikTok’s parent company, Bytedance. This order – which is expected to come into effect in 45 days – is meant to “address the national emergency with respect to the information Continue Reading

TikTok ban: Trump signs executive order over app ‘threat’- Tempemail

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will ban all dealings with the owners of the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, apparently acting on his repeated threat to ban it Continue Reading

What is WeChat and why is Trump targeting it? | Technology- Tempemail

On Friday, Donald Trump issued twin executive orders that would ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive action” in the interest of national security. TikTok, a video-sharing app, has come under fire from US lawmakers and the Trump Continue Reading

Pompeo: US removing ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps to protect Covid vaccine work – video | US news- Tempemail

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, says the Trump administration wants the removal of ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps from service in the country. Calling popular social media platforms TikTok and WeChat dangerous, Pompeo also raised concerns around data theft of intellectual property, including potential Covid-19 vaccines, through cloud-based services. Speaking Continue Reading

‘I don’t care’: young TikTokers unfazed by US furor over data collection | Technology

Mauren Sparrow downloaded TikTok in March to pass the time during lockdown. Since then she’s posted tutorials on crafting and videos of her two cats, Calcifer and Jiji, some of which have accrued millions of views and likes. But with the Chinese-owned app now under fire over data privacy concerns, Continue Reading

Lizzy Hoo: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture- Tempemail

Trying to remember all of the funnies I’ve EVER watched on the internet was like recovering an old hard drive: some of the memories were restored but I’m pretty much left with whatever is on my desktop. The internet is a wild place and I’m glad I’ve lived with it Continue Reading