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Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads in U.S.

The U.S. Commerce Department plans to issue an order Friday that will bar people in the United States from downloading…

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But first, let me take a selfie: Uber introduces new mask verification feature

Uber has rolled out an additional safety feature that aims to crack down on riders who have previously violated the…

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Tech Life Review: First artificial intelligence gadgets for the home

A new Oral B electric toothbrush, a Dyson lamp that detects your movement and Google Pixel buds — Kris Abel…

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Newfoundland and Labrador first in Atlantic Canada to launch COVID-19 app

The app will provide up-to-date information and alerts in case of a COVID-19 outbreak. Read More source

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Apple, Google building coronavirus tracing tech directly into phone software

The move could make it much easier for people in the U.S. to get the tool on their phone even…

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Facebook blocks ill man’s plan to live broadcast as he stops eating, drinking

Prostrate on his bed, Alain Cocq posted video of himself Friday after taking what he said would be his last…

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European Union urges Facebook, Twitter, Google to do more against fake news

Fake news related to COVID-19 has accelerated calls for social media to be more proactive in combating the issue. Read…

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Facebook taking more steps to target misinformation ahead of U.S. election

The company said it will restrict new political ads in the week before the election and remove posts that convey…

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Uber Green to launch in more than 30 Canadian cities amid sustainability push

Uber says it’s launching a new Green initiative focused on electric and hybrid vehicles amid the release of its first…

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‘Troll factory’: Facebook, Twitter suspend Russian network ahead of U.S. election

Twitter also suspended five related accounts. The company said the tweets from these Russia-linked accounts “were low quality and spammy”…

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Facebook says it will block news in Australia if media royalty plan becomes law

The Australian government said in July it would require Facebook and Google to pay for news provided by media companies…

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Quebec won’t use federal coronavirus exposure app for now

Quebec is the province hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Read More source

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Walmart may join Microsoft in buying Tiktok’s U.S. business

Walmart said in a statement that a deal with Microsoft and TikTok could help it expand its advertising business and…

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Twitter to further fight misinformation on U.S. voting, including mail-in ballots

The move will involve coming up with new policies “that emphasize accurate information about all available options to vote, including…

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Facebook expands anti-misinformation efforts for U.S. users ahead of Nov. 3 election

Beginning Thursday, U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing labels directing readers to authoritative information about the…

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Facebook to ban ads presented as articles from U.S. publishers with political ties

Under the new policy, publishers with any political connections will still be allowed to register as a news page but…

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Trump orders TikTok’s Chinese owners to divest U.S. operations within 90 days

Trump’s latest move comes on top of an executive order he issued last week that would prohibit certain transactions with…

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Apple, Google drop Fortnite from app stores due to direct payment plan

Apple and Google take a 30 per cent cut from in-app revenue purchases, which has long been a sore spot…

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