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Twitter and Tiktok talked of a deal, WSJ reports

Twitter and Tiktok had preliminary negotiations about a potential merger/acquisition, reported the Wall Street Journal on Saturday.

It is unclear, the WSJ reports, if Twitter still plans to pursue a deal with the video-sharing app which is now suing the Trump admin over a recent executive order.

TikTok is owned by China-baed Bytedance. Any ...

TikTok to sue Trump admin over executive order banning app, NPR reports

TikTok, the social media app from China-based Bytedance, plans to sue the Trump administration in a challenge to the president's executive order that bans the service in the United States.

NPR News reports the lawsuit will be filed as soon as Tuesday, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, where TikTok's ...

Senate to ban TikTok on federal devices

“The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation to ban the use of the social media app TikTok on federal devices, weeks after the House approved a similar measure,” reports The Hill:

The legislation, sponsored primarily by Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), would ban the app’s use on all federal government devices, following ...

Trump PAC banned by Facebook from advertising because of repeated false posts

Facebook is banning the pro-Trump Republican PAC “The Committee to Defend the President” from advertising, after the PAC repeatedly posted content identified as false by third-party fact-checkers.

“As a result of the Committee to Defend the President’s repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise for ...

Twitter to label Russian and other state-run media accounts as foreign controlled

Twitter will label the accounts of state-controlled media entities, as well as their senior staff and government officials, said the company in a blog post Thursday.

There are no U.S. media outlets on the list.

From the Twitter blog post:

Twitter provides an unmatched way to connect with, and directly speak to public officials and ...

‘Untrusted’ Chinese apps like TikTok and WeChat must be banned from U.S. app stores, says Pompeo promoting ‘Clean Network’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today announced a five-part “Clean Network” effort from the Trump administration which Pompeo says is to limit potential national security risks from China.

Pompeo’s comments are just about one week after Donald Trump told reporters on Air Force One the government will soon act ban the Chinese-owned video app TikTok ...

FBI SWAT team raids YouTube star Jake Paul’s mansion

• Search warrant executed by FBI at Calabasas home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday • Judge has sealed the search-warrant affidavit • No info on nature of FBI investigation, or individual served

The Southern California home of YouTube star Jake Paul was raided today in a large FBI operation that included a SWAT team. Many ...

Florida teen pleads not guilty to Twitter hack

Graham Clark, the 17-year-old Florida boy accused of pulling off the big Twitter hack, pled not guilty to charges on Tuesday. During the security breach, top accounts including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk were taken over to push a bitcoin scam.

Young Mr. Clark told Circuit Court Judge Christopher Nash in ...

Texas AG probing Facebook over biometric data collection that may violate state law

“Texas is investigating Facebook for possibly running afoul of state laws on the collection of biometric data, according to June documents uncovered by a tech watchdog group,” reports Ashley Gold at Axios.

And the attorney general of Texas may just be on to something.

Facebook users in Illinois recently secured a major settlement over the issue ...