Neowin News Feed for: Ban Neowin News Feed for: Ban en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Twitter updates its policy under new CEO, bans nonconsensual media of private individuals <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter has updated its private information policy to now include banning photos and videos that depict individuals who have not consented to share the media on the microblogging platform. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Karthik Mudaliar) Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:18:02 +0000 India may not impose an outright ban on crypto according to crypto exchange co-CEO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>India may not ban cryptocurrencies outright after all, according to Zebpay co-CEO Avinash Shekhar. Based on meetings with the finance committee he believes high taxes on crypto will be levied instead. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 25 Nov 2021 08:24:01 +0000 Steam bans all games based on blockchain technology that allow exchange of NFTs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Valve has announced that games based on blockchain technology that allow the exchange of NFTs are not welcome on Steam. Meanwhile, the doors at Epic Games Store are still open for those affected. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 16 Oct 2021 03:38:01 +0000 TikTok bans viral "milk crate challenge" due to fear of serious injuries <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>TikTok has banned the viral &quot;milk crate challenge&quot; from its platform amid safety concerns. The activity can result in serious injuries due to people tumbling from an unstable pyramid of milk crates. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 28 Aug 2021 06:26:01 +0000 Facebook says a special team is moderating and removing Taliban-related content <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Previously, Facebook has faced criticism for not taking action to stop online incitement. This time, the company has confirmed that it will ban Taliban-related content with the aid of a special team. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Tue, 17 Aug 2021 12:38:01 +0000 Mozilla calls out Facebook for its "counterproductive" approach to research <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a statement to Neowin, Mozilla has called out Facebook for its counterintuitive approach to research, saying that the NYU Ad Observatory did not deserve to be banned from the platform. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 04 Aug 2021 20:16:01 +0000 Facebook bans NYU Ad Observatory's accounts for unauthorized data scraping <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The NYU Ad Observatory project studies political ads on Facebook. Its access to the platform has now been shut down because it breached user privacy by scraping data, despite repeated warnings. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 04 Aug 2021 06:32:01 +0000 Indians may lose access to Facebook, Twitter and others as the new guidelines go into effect <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Indian government&#039;s new guidelines to moderate social media and OTT platforms go live tomorrow and as such, platforms failing to comply with the rules may face criminal actions or even a ban. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anmol Mehrotra) Tue, 25 May 2021 11:46:01 +0000 Twitter bans hundreds of state-affiliated propaganda accounts from Russia and Iran <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter has announced that it has banned hundreds of state-affiliated propaganda accounts from Russia, Iran, and Armenia. The problematic accounts were engaged in platform manipulation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 24 Feb 2021 06:12:01 +0000 Xiaomi responds to Department of Defense's investment ban <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Xiaomi has belied the Department of Defense&#039;s claim that it is a &quot;communist Chinese military company&quot; operating in the U.S. after it was added to the agency&#039;s investment blacklist. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:30:01 +0000 Twitter's share price sees a 10% drop in premarket trading following the Trump ban <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After the ban of President Donald Trump&#039;s account, Twitter&#039;s share price fell almost 3.7% and it further fell around 10% in premarket trading today. The social media service banned Trump on Friday. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anmol Mehrotra) Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:46:54 +0000 The U.S. government adds chipmaker SMIC, drone maker DJI, and more firms to trade blacklist <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The U.S. government added 77 more companies to the Entity List, banning the firms from trading with U.S. companies without a license, The firms include chipmaker SMIC and popular drone maker DJI. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Abhay V) Fri, 18 Dec 2020 18:22:01 +0000 Facebook will now start removing conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced that it will now be removing conspiracy theories related to potential COVID-19 vaccines, such as claims that Bill Gates will use them to implant microchips in our bodies. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 03 Dec 2020 16:08:02 +0000 U.K. considering banning the installation of Huawei equipment by September 2021 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Lawmakers are pushing for banning the installation of Huawei equipment as early as September next year. Violation of the ban would result in heavy fines and taking cuts from sales proceeds. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Tue, 24 Nov 2020 06:26:01 +0000 U.S. judge denies the government's push to ban WeChat in the country <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler has denied the appeal of the government to reverse the previous allowance of WeChat to operate in the U.S. The government has appealed against Beeler&#039;s decision. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Khan) Sat, 24 Oct 2020 05:06:02 +0000 Pakistan bans TikTok citing 'immoral, indecent' content <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued orders for the blocking of TikTok in the country, citing &quot;immoral and indecent&quot; content. The app had been issued a &quot;final warning&quot; in July. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Fri, 09 Oct 2020 12:48:01 +0000 Portland bans use of facial recognition tech by government and private entities <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a landmark judgment, the city of Portland banned the use of facial recognition technology by government as well as private agencies. A penalty of up to $1,000 a day can be claimed for violations. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Garg Ankit) Thu, 10 Sep 2020 06:54:02 +0000 Pakistan bans Tinder citing "immoral content" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Pakistani regulating authority has blocked five dating and live-streaming apps citing &quot;immoral content.&quot; The apps facing the ban include Tinder, Tagged, Skout, Grinder, and SayHi. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Tue, 01 Sep 2020 18:16:01 +0000 India bans 47 more apps cloning banned Chinese services <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Indian government has banned 47 more apps in India, though the list has yet to be released. The new ban prohibits the usage of apps that facilitate access to previously banned services. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:02:01 +0000 Twitter cracks down on QAnon conspiracy group, bans 7,000 accounts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter announced a crackdown on QAnon, the conspiracy theory movement, by banning 7,000 accounts, and taking additional measures to prevent the spread of content violating the platform&#039;s rules. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:12:01 +0000 Amazon temporarily banned TikTok from employee mobile devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Yesterday, Amazon sent out emails to some of its employees, asking them to delete TikTok from their phones. After a few hours passed, Amazon unbanned the app, calling the move a mistake. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Khan) Sat, 11 Jul 2020 06:46:02 +0000 Amazon bans police use of its infamous facial recognition software for a year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The e-commerce and tech giant has decided to ban the use of Amazon Rekognition by police forces for a year until stricter regulation surrounding facial recognition software can be formulated. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Thu, 11 Jun 2020 05:58:01 +0000 Huawei trade ban with the US extended through 2021 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The order banning Huawei, ZTE, and other companies in dealing with U.S. companies has been extended through 2021. Among other things, this means Huawei cannot launch phones with Google Play suite. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rajesh Pandey) Thu, 14 May 2020 04:36:01 +0000 Twitter bans ads from state-controlled media outlets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter is banning state-controlled media outlets from buying ad space on the service in an effort to keep a healthy and open conversation on the site. The new policy takes effect in the coming days. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:44:01 +0000 Facebook reportedly no longer allows Huawei to pre-install its apps <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook is the latest U.S. company to serve a major blow to Huawei by prohibiting it from pre-installing apps like Instagram, Facebook, Messenger, and WhatsApp on its future phones. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Sat, 08 Jun 2019 01:14:01 +0000 Nepal bans PUBG citing violent content and parental concerns <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nepal has banned PlayerUnknown&#039;s Battlegrounds, with officials ordering internet service providers in the country to stop providing access to the massively popular battle royale game <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:28:01 +0000 Qualcomm is once again asking for a ban on the sale of some iPhones in the U.S. <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The chipmaker is looking to appeal and overturn an earlier decision by the courts that acknowledged Apple&#039;s violation of the company&#039;s patent, but refused to implement a ban on some iPhones in the US. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:44:01 +0000 Facebook's ban hammer hits marketing firm in the Philippines for inauthentic behavior <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has banned Twinmark Media Enterprises, a digital marketing company based in the Philippines. The firm is behind several pages that spread black propaganda against government critics. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:48:01 +0000 Qualcomm pays €1.34 billion to uphold injunction on iPhone sales in Germany <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following on from a patent dispute which ended in sales of iPhone 7 and 8 being banned in Germany, Qualcomm has now paid €1.34 billion to immediately enforce the 20th of December decision. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Faheemmuddeen Patel) Sat, 05 Jan 2019 12:24:01 +0000 Slack bans multiple users with links to Iran despite living abroad already <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Multiple Slack users have reported that their accounts were deactivated due to their ties to Iran. The company claims the action it has taken is in compliance with U.S. sanctions on that country. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Thu, 20 Dec 2018 18:48:02 +0000 Huawei wants the U.S. government and others to reveal evidence of security risks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At an event in Shenzhen, Huawei&#039;s Deputy Chairman Ken Hu called on the U.S. government and others to present the evidence against Huawei that determines it and its products as a security risk. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vishal Laul) Wed, 19 Dec 2018 10:52:01 +0000 Twitter refuses to ban extremist accounts in Pakistan despite pressure from government [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It appears that Twitter is refusing to ban allegedly extremist accounts in Pakistan, despite repeated requests from the government. The accounts in question belong to a religious political party. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 04 Nov 2018 12:18:01 +0000 Reddit swings the ban hammer on several subreddits promoting piracy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Reddit has started banning several communities which exist for the sole purpose of promoting pirated content. Multiple subreddits which posted links to movies and TV shows have been closed for good. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:24:01 +0000 EA responds to criticism regarding censoring words like 'lag' in Battlefield V beta <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>There have been reports that the open beta for Battlefield V bans seemingly harmless words like &quot;DLC&quot;, &quot;Titanfall&quot;, and &quot;lag&quot; in its in-game chat. EA has now responded to the criticism surrounding it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 09 Sep 2018 05:20:01 +0000 Facebook bans Myanmar's top military chief and dozens of pages from its services <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following a UN Human Rights Council report which found evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar, Facebook has banned dozens of accounts and pages, including that of the country&#039;s top military chief. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:32:54 +0000 Huawei slams Australia's decision to ban 5G sales in country as politically motivated <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Huawei has issued a blistering statement following a decision by the Australian government to ban Chinese 5G technologies being bought by local mobile carriers. Huawei may take legal action. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:38:01 +0000 Australia bans Huawei and ZTE from providing 5G tech in the country <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following the United States&#039; move to ban Huawei and ZTE from supplying technology to the government, Australia now follows suit and bars the two companies from delivering 5G tech to the country. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Thu, 23 Aug 2018 08:42:01 +0000 YouTube bans viral ad for The Nun due to violation of its 'shocking content' policy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>YouTube has banned a disturbing advertisement for The Nun that popped up for unsuspecting viewers without warning. The promotional material was potentially harmful for heart patients, among others. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:52:01 +0000 Use of Huawei and ZTE tech banned within U.S. Government <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A bill signed by President Trump now officially prevents the U.S. Government and anyone associated directly with it from using tech made by select Chinese firms, which includes Huawei and ZTE. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:04:01 +0000 Bangladesh government blocks mobile internet after protests turn violent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Reports claim that the Bangladeshi government has blocked mobile internet in some regions after protests against the killing of two students in a road accident turned violent, with over 100 injured. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sun, 05 Aug 2018 16:16:01 +0000