Facebook recently announced it will ban white nationalism and separatism related content after speaking with experts. The ban will specifically target posts that praise, support, or represent white nationalism or separatism. Read more…More about Fa…View More Facebook to ban white nationalism and separatism content on platform
Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. As Digiday first reported this morning, Roku has chosen to add the Infowars live show hosted by Jones to the Roku platform as a supported channel, much to the disgust […]View More Roku explains why it allowed Infowars on its platform
Facebook is still grappling with its very big problem in Myanmar.
Since the UN determined the spread of fake news on the social network in the genocide of the Rohingya Muslims living in Myanmar, Facebook has made attempts to deal with the issue. The company has performed three major purges of bad actors on its platform that it believes were contributing to the genocide. Its most was announced on Tuesday night.
Facebook removed 425 Facebook Pages, 17 Facebook Groups, 135 Facebook accounts, and 15 Instagram accounts in Myanmar for engaging in what the company calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Read more…View More Facebook removes hundreds more pages linked to the Myanmar military
Earlier this week, a Chinese court banned the sales of a number of iPhone models for violating two of chip maker Qualcomm’s patents. The ban would take some time to implement and was appealed by Apple, but it could potentially cost Apple millions of dollars a day.
Now, however, it appears that Apple has an elegant solution for the issue — a software update.View More Apple wants to stop iPhone ban in China with a software update
It takes a lot to get banned from an all-you-can-eat buffet, but German triathlete Jaroslav Bobrowski did it.
Bobrowski scarfed down 100 plates of sushi at Running Sushi, an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet in Bavaria last Friday, according to Eater. And…
US government agencies are now officially banned from purchasing or using certain telecommunications and surveillance products from Chinese tech companies like ZTE and Huawei.
Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act into law. Along with allocating $716 billion in defense funding, the bill put restrictions on government use of products manufactured by a number of China-based technology firms.
The prohibitions on these tech companies, such as ZTE and Huawei which are specifically mentioned by name in the bill, cover any “substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system.” These products included in the ban cover a range of technology from smartphones to networking devices. Read more…View More President Trump signs NDAA, banning government use of ZTE and Huawei technology
Here’s one way to crack down on phone use.
The French Parliament voted overwhelmingly (62-1) on Monday to ban smartphones and personal tablets from schools.
France already restrained students from using smartphones and personal tablets during instruc…
ZTE, the Chinese smartphone maker that was banned from operating in the U.S. this past April, may already be resuming its stateside operations. And it has President Donald Trump to thank for the assist.
According to a document obtained by Bloomberg, due to pressure from the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security has authorized ZTE to resume some business activities as a deal is worked out regarding its ban in the country.
In April, ZTE was banned from importing phone parts from the U.S. for repeatedly misleading the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security. The U.S. intelligence community also issued a warning to U.S. consumers, urging them not to purchase phones made by certain Chinese manufacturers — including ZTE — due to spying and security concerns. Because of the ban, ZTE had ceased all U.S. operations in May. The ban was supposed to last for 7 years. Read more…View More ZTE allowed to resume some U.S. business activities just months after 7-year ban issued
Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has suspended all major operations following a seven-year ban on importing phone parts from the U.S., the company announced on Wednesday.
“As of now, the Company maintains sufficient cash and strictly adheres to i…
Saudi Arabia has just lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas, and picked an, uh, interesting movie for the first screening.
Ready? The Emoji Movie. Yep.
The very first film hitting cinema screens in three and a half decades was 2017’s animated feature about a city populated by talking emojis. It’s currently sitting at 9 percent on Rotten Tomatoes — although, granted, it has a 39 percent audience score. And it’s targeted at children.
But hey, let’s celebrate the fact that it was shown at all.
The conservative kingdom’s Ministry of Culture and Information agreed to issue licenses for cinemas on Dec. 11, 2017. According to Reuters, the country’s first permanent theatres could open as early as March 2018, and the authorities are sponsoring temporary cinemas for now — one, in Jeddah’s cultural hall, apparently has a popcorn machine. Films will be censored to adhere to the “moral values” of the kingdom — exactly what these censored films look like remains to be seen. Read more…View More Saudi Arabia just lifted its cinema ban, and well, the movie choice was interesting
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