TikTok under fire in Europe
TikTok received an official warning from Italy's Data Protection Authority (DPA). TikTok no longer asks European users for permission to process personal data in targeted ads. The organization invoked a new basis for data processing, but the Italian privacy authority disputes its ground.
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‘TikTok acquisition by Oracle put on back burner’
The acquisition of the social medium TikTok by Oracle seems to have been put on hold for the time being, now that Joe Biden has taken over as US President from Donald Trump. Biden first wants to re-examine the security risks of the app.
According to The Wall Street Journal sources, the US govern... Read more
The many IT challenges Joe Biden will face
As of Wednesday, 20 January 2021, Joe Biden is the new President of the United States. As Biden said in his inauguration speech, he has many problems to tackle. In this modern world, many of those problems are IT-related. What are the challenges facing Biden?
The main issue facing Biden is the t... Read more
U.S. government appeals court order blocking restrictions on TikTok
The U.S. government appealed a federal judge’s court order blocking the Commerce Department from imposing restrictions on TikTok, which would have seen the short video-sharing app with Chinese owners effectively banned in the United States.
Trump's administration had come up with national secu... Read more
FTC wants to know how Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok use personal data
The Federal Trade Commission is looking for information from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media or video streaming companies about personal user data. The US agency announced on Monday that it sent out orders for information.
The orders requesting data were sent to Facebook, Twitter... Read more
TikTok-ban off for now
A group of three TikTok users has successfully sued against the requirement to block TikTik in the US. The app would have been blocked if an American party didn't acquire it before November 12th.
The plaintiffs consist of Douglas Marland, Cosette Rinab and Alex Chambers. All three of them earn t... Read more
Microsoft’s will use “MetaOS” to restructure its 365 platform
The new system helps the company's pitch its products for consumers and business as a part of a "whole life experience."
Recently, Microsoft watchers have heard about the company's "MetaOS" that is being deployed to revolutionize Microsoft's productivity platforms across the board.
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Oracle outbids Microsoft for TikTok U.S. – but there’s a catch
Microsoft has lost the deal to acquire TikTok from Oracle. The only problem still ahead is that the deal now faces review by Donald Trump's White House.
Oracle has reportedly won its bidding war against Microsoft for the U.S. operations of TikTok, but there is a fly in the ointment: the deal may... Read more
The U.S. wants to ban more Chinese apps over national security
The Trump administration is looking to ban more Chinese apps that they claim are a national security threat. This, according to the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows. He made the comments on Thursday, aboard Air Force One, according to reports.
However, he did not mention anything about t... Read more
‘Oracle close to acquiring TikTok’
Oracle has the best chance of acquiring TikTok at this moment. A deal would be announced within 48 hours, according to sources from CNBC on Friday.
According to an insider, Oracle offers 20 billion to 30 billion dollars to TikTok parent company ByteDance. This would amount to approximately 10 bi... Read more