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TikTok has banned the viral "milk crate challenge" from its platform amid safety concerns. The activity can result in serious injuries due to people tumbling from an unstable pyramid of milk crates.
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.
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.
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.
The Indian government'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.
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.
Xiaomi has belied the Department of Defense's claim that it is a "communist Chinese military company" operating in the U.S. after it was added to the agency's investment blacklist.
After the ban of President Donald Trump's account, Twitter'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.
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.
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.
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.
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's decision.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued orders for the blocking of TikTok in the country, citing "immoral and indecent" content. The app had been issued a "final warning" in July.
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.
The Pakistani regulating authority has blocked five dating and live-streaming apps citing "immoral content." The apps facing the ban include Tinder, Tagged, Skout, Grinder, and SayHi.
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.
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's rules.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nepal has banned PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, with officials ordering internet service providers in the country to stop providing access to the massively popular battle royale game
The chipmaker is looking to appeal and overturn an earlier decision by the courts that acknowledged Apple's violation of the company's patent, but refused to implement a ban on some iPhones in the US.
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.
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.
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.
At an event in Shenzhen, Huawei'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.
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.
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.
There have been reports that the open beta for Battlefield V bans seemingly harmless words like "DLC", "Titanfall", and "lag" in its in-game chat. EA has now responded to the criticism surrounding it.
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's top military chief.
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.
Following the United States' 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.
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 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.
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.
Google no longer allows apps that mine cryptocurrency or serve disruptive ads to users, among other banned content on the Play Store as reflected in an update to its developer policies.
It appears that Saudi Arabia has banned 47 games, including extremely popular ones like GTA V and The Witcher 3 in response to two suicides linked to the viral "Blue Whale Challenge" game.