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TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns amid threat of US ban
Aug27

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns amid threat of US ban

CEO Kevin Mayer said Wednesday he has left TikTok as political tensions between the US and China have risen over the Chinese-owned social media app. The decision follows TikTok’s lawsuit to challenge a bridle by US President Donald Trump. His administration claims national security concerns as the app can be used to spy on Americans. TikTok is in the midst of rising tensions between the US and China. Trump gave on August 6 a timeline...

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Facebook explains new CLARA machine learning to reinforce its rules

Glen Carrie Facebook’s response to critics and watchdogs of its community guidelines: CLARA. The social network has been in the works to detect violations and enforce its policies. It wants to improve by removing content that breaks its rules and keep users safe from misinformation, abuse, hate speech, scams, and more.  “Online services have made great strides in leveraging machine-learned models to fight abuse at scale. For...

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WordPress locked out from Apple App Store
Aug22

WordPress locked out from Apple App Store

Fikret tozak Apple was in hot seat from its app developers again on Friday after WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg’s claims. He said that the tech giant stopped his developers from pushing updates to the App Store until they added in-app purchases to the free iOS app, The Verge reported. “Heads up on why @WordPress iOS updates have been absent… we were locked by App Store. To be able to ship updates and bug fixes...

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Oracle barges in on Microsoft’s TikTok bid
Aug19

Oracle barges in on Microsoft’s TikTok bid

Software firm Oracle has started talks to barge in Microsoft’s bid to buy the US operations of video app TikTok. The Chinese-owned app’s operations in the country has a more than $20bn valuation. Microsoft is in talks for a partial buyout of TikTok. The deal pushed through after President Donald Trump told TikTok to sell its US operations in 90 days or shut down. He cited concerns of national security, as the app’s...

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TikTok offers tips for its analytics tools
Aug17

TikTok offers tips for its analytics tools

TikTok is in the hot seat. Concerns about its data privacy and content moderation has jeopardized its presence in the US. If this is an issue for you, it means you will have avoided the app entirely. Yet many people and businesses still want to find ways to tap into this wildly popular video-sharing app. Its reach among millions of young audiences is driving brands to make a mark in the platform. If you are one of those who want to...

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