TikTok has responded to the Trump administration's executive order issued against it earlier. The social media company now plans to take legal action against the executive order in U.S. courts.
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Canonical has released the first point release for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In bundles all the updates available so far into the ISO saving time post-install. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS users are now able to upgrade.
Facebook has shared an update about its Catalyst Housing Fund, an initiative it began in 2016 with $20 million of investment. The firm says it's on track to invest $1 billion in the next decade.
Google has rolled out several new audio ad features for its Ad Manager. They include Dynamic Ad Insertion, programmatic audio ads, and audio ad forecasting. All aim to help boost publisher revenues.
The Trump administration has announced plans which will further penalise Chinese tech firms. It's unclear when the plans will come into effect but they are more wide-ranging than previous measures.
Facebook has launched Instagram Reels, a TikTok competitor that lets content creators put out 15-second videos. Facebook is likely attempting to seize on TikTok on-going dilemma in the U.S.
The Document Foundation has announced the launch of LibreOffice 7.0. The new release improves Microsoft Office compatibility, adds Skia and Vulkan support, and handles ODF 1.3 files.
IDC has released new information suggesting that AI market revenues will continue to grow this year but at lower rates due to COVID-19. Luckily, the market is set to recover quickly.
Samsung has been awarded accessibility certification for its Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note10 devices. The award was given by ONCE Foundation, a Spanish NGO, for their accessibility features.
WhatsApp has been updated with a new feature called 'Search the Web'. This tool lets users do a web search for links they have been sent and can potentially curb the spread of false information.
Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event is set for Wednesday. The Korean firm will be unveiling several new devices including the Galaxy Z Fold2. Read on if you want to find out how to watch the event live.
Google has outlined several measures it is pursuing in order to make online advertising more transparent. One change will let users see the author of an ad and their location information.
Panasonic has said that it will increase the energy density of its 2170 battery cells used in Tesla Model 3s. This will allow cars to go further on a single charge and batteries should be smaller.
The UK government has announced £30 million in funding to help innovative projects that utilise 5G technologies. A second round of funding for projects has been mentioned with details due in Q3 2020.
Gartner has forecasted that worldwide 5G infrastructure spend will almost double compared to last year. It said Greater China (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong) would lead on 5G adoption in the short term.
AWS has launched a new tool called Amazon Fraud Detector. It said the tool will be able to detect and prevent payment and identity fraud in just milliseconds thanks to machine learning.
The UK's digital regulator, Ofcom, has persuaded several more broadband providers to offer cheaper out-of-contract rates for vulnerable customers. Despite this, Ofcom said things can be better still.
Mozilla has released the final update for Firefox 68 on mobile. In the next release cycle, Mozilla should move all users over the new Firefox browser codenamed Fenix which uses the GeckoView engine.
The UK government has announced the Tech for Growth programme which aims to boost financial services in the Global South using technology. In the first year, the programme will focus on Africa.
The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will attend a virtual meeting of the House Judiciary on Wednesday at noon local time. The meeting was rescheduled from Monday, July 27.
The Linux kernel developers have switched links in the documentation over to HTTPS. The move aims to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks against kernel developers, luckily no such attacks have occurred.
The digital ID company, Yoti, has announced that it will play an integral part in bringing culture back to the UK. The cast and crew of Sleepless will use the app to verify their COVID-19-free status.
Opera has announced that its crypto wallet now has 170,000 monthly active users. To boost these figures, the firm has partnered with Ramp to allow those in the UK to buy cryptocurrency with low fees.
Samsung has worked with the German government to build a secure app for storing electronic national IDs. The app will be available for on Galaxy S20 series devices later this year.
Ofcom has asked industry, academia, and others to voice their opinions on emerging communication technologies so that it prepared to deal with them if they are deployed on a mass scale.
Plex has announced the launch of live TV streaming. The platform has launched 80 live TV channels that can be viewed anywhere in the world, licenses permitting. The channels vary widely in content.
ALTÁN Redes has launched the K26 in Mexico for USD 35. The smart feature phone is powered by KaiOS so users will be able to use apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube without spending a lot.
Slimbook has announced the third iteration of the KDE Slimbook. The device is now available from €900 and comes in two sizes; 14-inch and 15.6-inch. It comes with KDE Neon, a Linux distribution.
Google has added Lens to Assistant for KaiOS devices in India. It currently supports a handful of the country's languages and plans to add several more in an update due in the near future.
Two Uber drivers and the App Drivers & Courier Union has taken the ride-hailing firm to court to try to learn whether the service's algorithms are discriminating against drivers or not.
The EFF has said that the recent Twitter breach further highlights the need for direct messages to be end-to-end encrypted. The firm, two years ago, told Senator Wyden it would add the feature.
Twitter has revealed what information hackers were able to access during the breach earlier this week. The firm has also clarified the actions it will take going forward to regain users' trust.
Canalys has revealed that smartphone sales took a massive plunge in the second quarter compared to last year thanks to COVID-19. Samsung took the biggest his with growth reported at -60%.
Vodafone has announced the Curve, an IoT tracker to help you find lost items. The device costs £20 and requires a low-cost monthly subscription of £2 or £3 depending on how long you sign up for.
White House economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, has stated that TikTok could start operating as an American firm to avoid running into problems with the current U.S. administration with its trade war.
EE has announced its new Digital Identity platform that consists of a number of tools to prevent the instances of fraud. The firm is working with banks to help make their systems more secure.
The EU's second-highest court has sided with Apple and Ireland in the latest episode of an on-going legal battle between the two and the European Commission. The Commission has 14 days to appeal.
The UK government has decided to ban Huawei hardware from 5G mobile networks from the end of the year. The government decided not to restrict its use in 2G, 3G, and 4G networks though.
Apple has allocated $400 million that will go towards various housing initiatives to ease the housing crisis in California. Tech firms in the area have attracted people, pushing up housing costs.
BT's chief executive has said that it will take no less than 10 years to entirely remove Huawei from its mobile network. The government is deciding whether to allow Huawei in mobile networks.