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Plusnet has undercut the market with ease, dropping two fibre broadband deals way below the price of the competition.
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The first online Galaxy Unpacked event, in which 5 Galaxy devices were unveiled, pulled in an accumulated 56 million viewers from around the world. Needless to say, it's a record.
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The US State Department is offering bounties of up to $10 million for information that helps it catch state hackers trying to meddle in the 2020 presidential election. The Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program is offering money for any information that could lead to the identification or location of hackers. State-backed hackers from Russia, China, and Iran have already been detected trying to interfere with the 2020 election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With less than four months to go until the presidential 2020 election, the US has decided to offer a $10 million bounty to anyone who can find foreign hackers trying to meddle in the election. The State Department on Wednesday announced its Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program is offering bounties on any information that could lead to the identification or location of: "any person who works with or for a foreign government for the purpose of interfering with US elections through certain illegal cyber activities." Specifically the reward applies to foreign hackers who are found to be in violation of Section 1030, title 18 of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which essentially criminalizes hackers gaining unauthorized access to computers. The State Department said it will pay out bounties of up to $10 million, but gave no details on how pricing would be pegged to quality of information. ZDNet reports this is the third reward offered by the RFJ for foreign hackers this year: In April it offered a $5 million reward for information on North Korean government hackers, and in July it offered two bounties of $1 million apiece on two specific Ukrainian hackers. Hacking from foreign nations became a huge issue during the 2016 election after Russian hackers stole and leaked emails and documents from Hillary Clinton's campaign. Russian state-backed efforts to interfere in the 2020 election were detected in February, and in June Google caught China and Iran-backed hackers trying to compromise the Trump and Biden campaigns.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in America
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It might be best not to ask how the NSA knows this and why it advises most mitigations don’t help The United States National Security Agency has issued new advice on securing mobile devices that says location services create a security risk for staff who work in defence or national security.…
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Mukbang is a massively popular video genre that combines the atmosphere of a friend's dinner with the shock appeal of binge eating.
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A research team from the University of California, Riverside, including astrobiologist Stephen Kane, has been crunching the data and found evidence that suggests some stars could potentially host as many as seven Earth-like planets. The cabbie out to this prediction is that the solar systems can’t have a planet like Jupiter to mess things up. Kane and the other researchers … Continue reading
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Switching provider can save you hundreds of pounds. Here are the best energy deals in your area.
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CEO says, 'To those who wish to launch competitive products, we say bring it on'
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The electronics retailer joins other big box stores in announcing changes to its holiday schedule as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
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The S7 will sport a similar setup to the Vivo X50 Pro - one main cam with a big lens in the upper side of a rectangle setup.
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We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.The government’s delayed £25 million bike repair scheme will launch on Tuesday, it has been announced. Up to half a million of the vouchers to help the public “drag bikes out of retirement” were due to be issued from June as part of government efforts to promote more cycling as lockdown eases.During a coronavirus briefing on May 23, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the initiative would be “available next month” and relieve pressure on public transport, improve public health and reduce the “hidden killer” of air pollution.But the deadline was missed, with the Department for Transport saying earlier this month the scheme would only begin when maintenance shops could handle the expected spike in demand.The scheme is now ready, and customers can apply for the voucher from 11.45pm on Tuesday 28 July. Related... Cycling To Work. A Complete Beginner’s Guide The Fix Your Bike initiative forms part of Boris Johnson’s plans for a “new golden age for cycling” with more bike lanes and safer junctions.Bike repair shops have been able to sign up to the scheme in the lead-up to its launch. Halfords has signed up and said it has thousands of slots available each day for customers to bring their bike into stores for a free 32-point health check to assess potential faults which could be rectified under the scheme.A poll of 2,000 adults commissioned by the retailer indicated that only 48% of people know how to repair a puncture, 43% could tighten lights and fix a loose chain, and 37% could adjust their own brakes.Halfords chief executive Graham Stapleton said: “When it comes to bike repairs, we’ve noticed a change in customer mindset, with more cyclists turning to us to help with the smallest of fixes as they dust off their old bikes and seek to avoid public transport.“As part of the scheme, our thousands of highly skilled bike mechanics will offer each cyclist a free 32-point bike check and diagnosis, which will help them decide how best to spend their voucher.”How can I get the voucher?Registrations for members of the public who want to apply for a voucher open at 11.45pm on 28 July 2020 on the Energy Saving Trust website. It operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. The scheme is open to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a repair. Vouchers can only be used with bike repairers or mechanics that are registered for the scheme in England, and up to two vouchers can be claimed per household.A full list of terms and conditions and eligibility criteria is provided when you register. Once you have your voucher, you can take your bike into a participating repairer to be fixed, using it to cover up to £50 of the total cost of the repairs. Apply here. Related... No.10 Slammed For 'Obesity Crackdown' That Ignores Poverty Humanity Will Have To Live With Coronavirus 'For Decades', Says Sage Expert How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting Plans To Tackle The Climate Emergency In The UK
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As a first-generation Asian American, I didn’t fully understand until adulthood that being able to openly discuss my mental health is a privilege.Like so many other immigrants, my parents didn’t have time to deal with their negative emotions when they were starting out as a young family. “Self-care” was not in their vocabulary. To pause could mean sinking and they needed to keep swimming. They had to push past their emotions in order to work five times harder (while being five times more agreeable) in order to be seen as “hardworking” and “good” enough to be taken seriously in America.To talk about struggles with mental health is considered a weakness or taboo in many BIPOC communities. My emotions, both good and bad, were never something my family sat around the dinner table discussing. Instead, it was assumed we all would hide or work through our negative emotions by ourselves. Even showing vulnerability through affection was difficult and love was more often expressed through acts of service. A plate of sliced fruit placed in front of you, for example, is the ultimate Asian mom gesture to show they care.Perhaps thanks to both nurture and epigenetics, anxiety has been my baseline for normal as long as I can remember. As a child, I would stay awake at night regretting that I’d circled the wrong answer on a test ― an answer that I’d immediately looked up after turning in my paper ― or unsettled that my crayons, which I organised by the colours of the rainbow (obviously), were out of order. As an adult, my anxiety often led me to overthink every single interaction I had with just about everyone.When I began to verbalise my anxiety as an adult, my family ― always well-meaning but practical ― was quick to suggest practical solutions to my anxious or depressed moods:“Maybe you need a walk for some fresh air.”“You just need to stop thinking about it.”“If you prepared better, there wouldn’t be anything to be anxious about.” (Great, I’ll just be hopping into my time machine now!)My emotions, both good and bad, were never something my family sat around the dinner table discussing. Instead, it was assumed we all would hide or work through our negative emotions by ourselves.It wasn’t until I was in my early 20s when I started having silent anxiety attacks in the stairwell of my office building ― which hindered my ability to work (sad that work is what got me to this realization) ― that I decided to seek professional help. My search was rushed and uninformed, as I didn’t speak to anyone I knew about it.I felt embarrassed. In retrospect, I realise that while I know plenty about white co-workers and white influencers on social media going to therapy and the latest advice their therapist gave them, I can’t say the same about BIPOC I know. Only a couple of my closest friends have ever confided in me about going to therapy, and I know they aren’t bringing it up across the conference room at work. At the time, therapy did not feel like something that was geared toward someone like me.After searching for therapists who took my insurance, I found one on New York’s Upper East Side, an easy trip from my job. At my first session, I started speaking about how my anxiety manifested in areas of my life. The therapist immediately suggested that the root of all this was that my parents had pushed me to overachieve (a common stereotype of first-generation Asian Americans). While that could very well be the case, I had not even spoken for more than five minutes nor had I mentioned my childhood, parents or anything about my upbringing. I experienced that all-too-familiar tingly, hot-cheeked feeling of being on the receiving end of a microaggression, but I kept going. I wasn’t dismissing her theory; I just wanted to finish speaking. After she quickly brought it up again, I told her I wasn’t positive that’s what it was and wanted to keep exploring all possibilities. I can’t say for certain what happened after I said it, but I definitely felt the mood shift to one of apathy, and we soon ended the session without any talk of me returning. I left feeling guilty, partly because opening up (to a complete stranger) about my mental health seemed somehow like a betrayal (of whom, I’m not sure), and I left feeling dismissed. I wondered if she would have insisted so quickly on the root cause of my problem had I been a fellow white woman explaining the same anxieties or if she would have had the same reaction to me once I had (not really) disagreed with her.I then visited a primary care doctor (also white) near my Harlem apartment, hoping to discuss solutions or get a referral. Instead, he looked me up and down and said, “Maybe it’s your weight that’s giving you anxiety. Asian girls are usually more petite, no? I think your focus should be on weight loss first to see if that helps.” This was the kind of advice this doctor gave for mental health? Luckily, as I was then studying to become a dietitian, I knew better and hightailed my fragile ass out of there as fast as I could. But again, I was left with zero solutions and this time even more anxiety than when I had arrived. My experience trying to find adequate support for my mental health is only a tiny fraction of what the BIPOC community experiences. Even as a minority, I acknowledge I have many privileges that other BIPOC do not.My experience trying to find adequate support for my mental health is only a tiny fraction of what the BIPOC community experiences. Even as a minority, I acknowledge I have many privileges that other BIPOC do not (i.e., I’m middle class, cisgender, straight, light-skinned and thin, except in the eyes of that awful doctor).BIPOC struggle with getting help for mental health issues on multiple fronts. Not only is admitting mental health problems stigmatised in many BIPOC communities, but health care professionals don’t take our issues as seriously as they do those of their white patients. Among adults with mental illness, a 2015 federal report found that 48% of white people received mental health care, versus only 31% of both Black and Hispanic people and only 22% of Asians.As a registered dietitian, I also see this in play: Disparities are present in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders within BIPOC communities. Barriers to mental health care include lack of or insufficient insurance, mental illness stigma, lack of diversity among mental health care providers, lack of culturally competent providers, language barriers, and distrust in the health care system.Additionally, society and mainstream media preach a physical ideal that focuses on the thin, white body, which can undermine BIPOC’s own positive body image. Many BIPOC who suffer from disordered eating do not get the help they need, in part, because their bodies do not reflect the image of a white person commonly associated with an eating disorder.Researchers have found a trend toward higher rates of binge eating disorder in all minority groups. Hispanic adolescents are more likely to suffer from bulimia than their non-Hispanic peers. Black teens are 50% more likely than white teens to exhibit bulimic behaviour, such as binging and purging. But studies show that BIPOC are significantly less likely to receive help for eating issues.As a health care professional, I have seen firsthand how BIPOC receive lesser care. I have seen fellow practitioners being too impatient to find an appropriate translator, not giving patients a thorough education in their illness, promoting solutions (e.g., certain foods) that are Eurocentric and difficult to obtain (and therefore utilise) by the patient, and exhibiting a general lack of cultural competency.In order to provide quality care, practitioners must understand their patients’ cultures and backgrounds and be aware of the disparities and stigmas they face.You can feel hopeless when you reach out for help and this is what you receive. We health care providers have a duty to unlearn old behaviors and adopt better ones. These guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association are a good place to start. In order to provide quality care, practitioners must understand their patients’ cultures and backgrounds and be aware of the disparities and stigmas they face. If I had found a therapist or primary care doctor who took an active role in unpacking their own racial biases about Asians, for example, I might have felt better supported and helped to understand that my anxiety was not a shameful weakness I’d brought on myself.Because of stigma, the rate of mental illness in BIPOC communities goes underreported. Health care practitioners may not even know of our mental health struggles, which can also underlie more physical symptoms. If we can’t openly discuss mental illness even with those closest to us, we simply won’t get the help we need.So those of us who can need to start speaking up about mental health and demanding better care. Advocate not only for yourself but also for those in other BIPOC communities, if you have the privilege to do so.And if you do not agree with your practitioner, if you feel their advice is based on bias, ask them to document their decision and state the reasoning. Documentation in health care is everything; their very license to practice depends on it. If they can’t give sound medical reasons to justify their decision, it could change their response. Hold them accountable. We all deserve the privilege of proper care.This article first appeared on HuffPost PersonalHave a compelling personal story you want to tell? Find out what we’re looking for here, and pitch us on [email protected] websites and helplinesMind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393.Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill).CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably) offer a helpline open 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year, on 0800 58 58 58, and a webchat service.The Mix is a free support service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email [email protected] Mental Illness offers practical help through its advice line which can be reached on 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm). More info can be found on rethink.org.More from HuffPost UK Personal Black Teens Like Me Have The Future In Our Hands. Here’s What We Must Do With It While We're Confronting Racism, Let's Talk About Colourism Too Black British Women Have Our Own Needs To Be Addressed Right Now. Here’s Why
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Although AMD’s Ryzen 4000G and Ryzen Pro 4000-series ‘Renoir’ processors for desktops are ‘officially’ available only inside PCs from large OEMs and SIs, these APUs can already be obtained from retailers too.
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One big question heading into the release of Halo Infinite and, indeed, many major game releases, is what post-launch monetization will look like. While first-person shooters like Halo used to make additional money after release by launching map packs, more recently a lot of the major games in the space have moved to a microtransaction-focused approach. Halo is no stranger … Continue reading
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This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Connectivity & Tech industry with the Connectivity & Tech Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. Facebook-owned Oculus announced new social features that will help facilitate casual social interactions in VR. With Public Parties, Oculus users will be able to broadcast their voice call groups to a wider audience, making it easier for other users to join a session in progress. This gives the Oculus platform similar capabilities to Discord, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) popular among gamers, which reported a surge in daily voice call users since the pandemic's onset. Oculus also added Travel Together, a feature that allows groups to move collectively across apps on the platform — at launch, it will be supported by 12 VR games. The new features further Facebook's ambitions of making Oculus a mainstream social hub. Every year, Facebook sets out to boost the time users spend on its social media platforms. This enables the company to collect more user data and serve more advertisements: In 2020, for instance, the average US adult spent 22 minutes each day on the Facebook social media site, up 5.8% from 2019, per eMarketer estimates. But a key concern for Facebook is whether users will reach a saturation point, making it difficult to boost user time spent on traditional social media platforms. This is where VR comes in: As CEO Mark Zuckerberg remarked when Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, "Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever." The basic premise is that, as VR technology advances, users will spend hours participating in virtual societies within virtual worlds, unencumbered by the feeling that they're online in the traditional sense.  The pandemic presents Facebook with an opportunity to accelerate adoption of VR as a social platform. The new features capitalize on recent changes in consumer behavior, as time spent on both gaming and social media has spiked amid the pandemic. The Oculus audience may therefore be particularly receptive to the features, especially since traditional in-person socialization is largely restricted by isolation protocols. This will help Facebook develop the foundation of social integrations for the Oculus platform, building on the slew of features it added in December 2019, such as VR functionality within the Facebook Messenger chat service and Facebook events' integration with Oculus to help users plan VR meet-ups. Want to read more stories like this one? Here's how you can gain access: Join other Insider Intelligence clients who receive this Briefing, along with other Connectivity & Tech forecasts, briefings, charts, and research reports to their inboxes each day. >> Become a Client Explore related topics more in depth. >> Browse Our Coverage Are you a current Insider Intelligence client? Log in here.Join the conversation about this story »
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(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have created next-generation solar modules with high efficiency and good stability. Made using a type of material called perovskites, these solar modules can maintain a high performance for over 2000 hours. Their findings, reported 20th July 2020 in leading journal, Nature Energy, have brightened prospects of commercialization.
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Redmi launched its new low-cost smartphone, Redmi Note 9, in May this year. It, like its predecessors Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 8, quickly ... The post Xiaomi will release a new version of the Redmi Note 9 with more RAM in India appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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DoorDash, the company best known for its food delivery service, introduced the ability to order products from convenience stores back in April, something aimed at aiding the many people stuck in quarantine. The company is back with an update on this today, stating that it is now also offering deliveries from Walgreens stores. More than 2,000 products are available to … Continue reading
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Chemical analysis says Neolithic cats mostly ate crop pests but still lived wild.
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Sony officially announced the hardware specification of the PS5 a few months ago. Since then, we have seen much more information about the Sony PS5. ... The post Sony PS5 is crazily heavy – weighs a whopping 4.78Kg appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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125W would be useful, but is fast charging bad for battery lifespan? Plus more tech news you need to know today!
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The Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti could be in big trouble if AMD’s upcoming Big Navi GPU does indeed beat it by up to 50% in the performance stakes.
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Webcams are selling fast, so we went ahead and found all the retailers that still have webcams in stock.
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Smaller chinese brands are quite often focused mainly on the domestic market with no big plans for global expansion. But that’s certainly not the case ... The post ELEPHONE will be coming soon to the market in Turkey appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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TikTok is a short-form video app that's become one of the most popular social platforms among Generation Z. TikTok has more than 2 billion all-time downloads, according to app analytics firm Sensor Tower, and is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese internet company. Here's the story of how TikTok got its start and grew into a wildly popular platform, and why US lawmakers are now threatening to ban it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Follow INSIDER on TikTok. One of the most popular apps among teenagers at the moment is a short-form video platform called TikTok. In just a few years of its existence, TikTok has become a staple of internet culture and social interaction for Generation Z. The app has surpassed 2 billion all-time downloads, according to app analytics firm Sensor Tower, thanks to its flurry of short-form videos where users participate in viral challenges, lip sync and dance to music, show off comedic skits, and share their hot takes on society at large. But TikTok's rise into the mainstream — especially in the US — has also led to increased scrutiny. TikTok is owned by the colossal Chinese company ByteDance, a connection that's raised concerns about how much access and influence the Chinese government has to user data and content moderation. To appease concerns, ByteDance recently appointed a new CEO for TikTok, Kevin Mayer, an American ex-Disney streaming executive who is now based out of TikTok's Los Angeles offices. Nonetheless, the Trump administration hinted last week it was considering banning TikTok in the US. Rising calls to take action against the app in one of its biggest markets could mean trouble for TikTok's future and the millions of users loyal to its content. Here's how TikTok rose to become a social network loved by teens and scrutinized by US authorities:SEE ALSO: Palantir, a secretive tech company started by members of the 'PayPal mafia' with close ties to the Trump administration, could be one of the biggest tech IPOs ever. Take a closer look at how it makes money To trace the history of this incredibly popular short-form video sharing app, it's important to note that TikTok didn't start as TikTok, but as two distinct apps that eventually merged: Musical.ly and Douyin. Musical.ly was a short-form app where users could create and share 15-second lip sync music videos. It was founded in 2014 by Alex Zhu and Louis Yang. Source: Business Insider Musical.ly was originally intended for short-form educational videos, but Zhu said that idea was "doomed to be a failure." Source: Business Insider The app hit the No. 1 spot in the App Store in the summer of 2015, and never left the charts. From Musical.ly, a new generation of stars was created, including Jacob Sartorius. Source: Business Insider When the popular video app Vine closed in October 2016, many of the fresh class of young influencers who found fame by posting videos turned to Musical.ly to continue their work. Source: New York Times Meanwhile, in September 2016, short-form video app Douyin launched in China. Short-form video creation was nothing new for China's market, but Douyin's popularity skyrocketed. Within a year, Douyin had 100 million users and 1 billion video views each day. Source: WalktheChat In September 2017, Douyin expanded outside of China to select international markets under a new name — TikTok. The platform quickly rose to the top of the charts in Thailand, Japan, and other Asian markets. Source: KrAsia As TikTok started to gain traction globally, Musical.ly was taking over the United States. Source: Business Insider In November 2017, Douyin's parent company, ByteDance, purchased Musical.ly in a deal valued at $1 billion. ByteDance first operated the two short-form video apps as two separate platforms: Musical.ly in the US, and TikTok in other foreign markets. Source: Business Insider Less than a year later, in August 2018, ByteDance announced it would shut down Musical.ly and merge it into TikTok. All Musical.ly profiles were automatically moved over to the TikTok platform. "Combining musical.ly and TikTok is a natural fit given the shared mission of both experiences — to create a community where everyone can be a creator," Musical.ly cofounder Zhu said at the time. Source: Variety Since the merger, TikTok's popularity in the US has skyrocketed. TikTok has now has more than 400 employees in the US alone, led by US general manager Vanessa Pappas. Source: TikTok ByteDance, which now owns TikTok, is a colossal Chinese tech company headquartered in Beijing that runs several popular social networking apps. Think of ByteDance as China's Facebook: Both companies own families of popular social networking apps used by billions of people a day. ByteDance is run by CEO Zhang Yiming, who founded the company in 2012. Zhang's name is relatively unknown outside of China, but the 37-year-old CEO comes from a background in software engineering and is worth an estimated $16.2 billion, according to Forbes. Source: Bloomberg, Forbes ByteDance's first product was a news aggregator app called Toutiao. Zhang wanted to create a news platform whose results were powered by artificial intelligence, separate from China's search engine Baidu. Source: Bloomberg Since 2012, ByteDance has expanded as an umbrella company for several popular Chinese social apps. In 2019, ByteDance released a WeChat-competing chat app called FlipChat, and a video-messaging app called Duoshan. Source: TechCrunch ByteDance is now worth $75 billion, making it the most valuable private company in the world. It's received investments from some of the biggest VC firms globally, including SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, and General Atlantic. Source: PitchBook TikTok is quickly gaining ground in a social scene largely dominated by powerhouses like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Worldwide, it's become home to viral challenges and spawned internet memes, and has become particularly popular among Generation Z. Because of TikTok's music-centric set-up, TikTok has become a launchpad outside of the traditional industry for budding artists who have seen their songs go viral for uses in dances and challenges on the app. That includes Lil Nas X, whose song "Old Town Road" was used for countless videos and memes on TikTok ahead of its ascent to the top of the Billboard charts. Source: Complex TikTok has also become the newest platform to turn regular users into viral sensations and successful influencers. The No. 1 star on all of TikTok is currently Charli D'Amelio, a 16-year-old who ascended to the top less than a year after first joining the platform. Source: Business Insider Do you work at TikTok? Got a tip about it? Contact this reporter via Signal at +1 (201) 312-4526 using a non-work phone, email at [email protected], or Twitter DM at @paigeleskin. (PR pitches by email only please.) You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop. TikTok's popularity has skyrocketed not only in the US, but around the world, in countries like India and the UK. Following a popularity boost during the coronavirus pandemic, TikTok surpassed 2 billion downloads worldwide in April across both iOS and Android devices, according to app analytics firm Sensor Tower. Source: Business Insider But the rising popularity of TikTok has also come with some controversy, due to its ties to China via ByteDance. TikTok has found itself in the crosshairs of US lawmakers, who have raised national security and privacy concerns over ByteDance's ties to the Chinese government. The US government started investigating the app in November 2019 after pressure from lawmakers. Officials have raised concern about how TikTok handles and stores user data, leading to some government entities to ban the app from their employees' government-issued phones. Source: Business Insider   The app's young user base has also gotten it in trouble with children's privacy officials. TikTok paid out a $5.7 million fine to the Federal Trade Commission in 2019 over allegations it illegally collected personal information from children under age 13 without parental consent, in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Per the FTC settlement, TikTok promised to delete existing data it had on young users and change its practices to adhere to COPPA. However, earlier this year, privacy and child advocates accused TikTok of breaking the terms of the FTC settlement by failing to delete videos and other content obtained illegally, and failing to alter policies. As a result, the FTC and US Justice Department are now looking into allegations it failed to live up to its 2019 agreement. Source: Business Insider, FTC TikTok has also faced allegations it censors content on the platform. The Guardian found TikTok had previously removed political content that would anger the Chinese government, brought on by the suspicious absence of videos of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests in 2019. TikTok has denied it censors content on requests from any "foreign government," and has said that none of its moderators are based in China. Source: The Guardian Media outlets have also uncovered TikTok policies that had censored 'culturally problematic' content — including videos featuring vaping, so-called suggestive dancing, and social issues. TikTok was also found to have limited the reach of and censored videos from disabled, queer, and fat creators. It's still unclear what policies TikTok uses to moderate its content today. TikTok has said that it no longer adheres to these policies when monitoring content. Source: Washington Post, Netzpolitik Amid increasing scrutiny from the US, TikTok has tried to distance itself from its Chinese roots. On June 1, ByteDance appointed Kevin Mayer, an ex-Disney executive, to global CEO, based in Los Angeles. Zhu, the Musical.ly cofounder and former head of TikTok, now serves as ByteDance's VP of product and strategy. Source: Business Insider It didn't take long for Mayer to face his first challenge as TikTok's new CEO: India said in June it was banning TikTok and other Chinese apps amid violent clashes with China over a disputed shared border. Mayer had to quickly address concerns from thousands of employees in India, a market making up 30% of all TikTok downloads. Source: Business Insider In early July, concerns around TikTok's presence in the US were reignited following comments from President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about potentially banning the app. Although Pompeo cited national security fears as a reason, Trump said he was looking to punish China over the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Business Insider Despite concerns over TikTok, it's unclear whether the app collects any more user data or poses a bigger security threat than any other major tech company that's based in the US, like Facebook or Google. Source: Business Insider Although the US government hasn't since expanded on any plans to ban TikTok, Trump's comments have led American users to panic and US entities to consider action of their own against the app. US lawmakers have backed calls to ban TikTok, and the Republican and Democratic parties have both warned staff members not to use the app. Amazon's quick decision on Friday to order employees to delete TikTok from their phones stoked fears that other US companies would follow suit, but Amazon walked back its policy later in the day. At least one big US company has banned TikTok: Wells Fargo. Source: Business Insider
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The funding will help bankroll Jio's investment in 5G infrastructure and services.
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The latest data from App Annie reveals some of the effects the coronavirus lockdown had on patterns of mobile app use.
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the Onlinepizza and Hungry.this has reached the end of the world as their own brands, and services.this is The result of the fact that the German börsjätten Delivery Hero has now decided to merge its three hämtmatsbolag in Sweden in the flaggskeppsvarumärket Foodora.Now, we're going to have to have a brand, and take it out to the whole of the Uk”, said Samir Bachkami, who is the manager for sweden at Delivery Hero.this means merging the logistics, technology and personnel are coordinated, and that three of the applications, and sites, now, rather than going to be the one.It's clear that somewhere in the hurt in the heart.However, I strongly believe in the Foodora that there is a new, strong brand.
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