Do TikTok and WeChat really pose a threat to Americans?

Last week, President Trump seriously escalated his threats toward the social media app TikTok, which he has accused of posing a threat to national security. If the Chinese-owned app doesnt sell to an… [+17624 chars]

The Trump-TikTok drama puts a spotlight on Doug Leone, the Sequoia leader who backs Trump

The ultimate fate of TikTok could be shaped in part by the efforts of one billionaire tech investor who has earned the distinction of being a particularly rare type of Silicon Valley unicorn: a major… [+5241 chars]

Bill Gates is spending $150 million to try to make a coronavirus vaccine as cheap as $3

A lot of people are paying attention to every utterance from Bill Gates, Americas billionaire-cum-conscience in the coronavirus era, about the United Statess response to the pandemic. But much less a… [+5557 chars]

What Jackie Speier, Nancy Pelosi, and Ilhan Omar want Facebook to do

About 100 female lawmakers from across the world have sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg demanding that the company do a better job combating misogyny on its platfo… [+10010 chars]

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos creates Fellowship Ventures for $10 billion climate change strategy

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos quietly created a new corporation to help execute his $10 billion pledge to combat climate change, Recode has learned, offering a clue into the plan known as the Bezos Earth… [+5591 chars]

Facebook extends work from home policy until July 2021

Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook employees that the company would be extending its policy for corporate employees to work from home until July 2021. The social media company has around 48,000 employees … [+3821 chars]

The Apple-Google Covid-19 contact tracing tool is now in an app in Virginia

The Apple-Google coronavirusexposure notification tool, which the companies are offering to public health authorities to help build their Bluetooth-based Covid-19 contact tracing apps, was announced … [+6787 chars]

Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time

Facebook has taken down a post by President Trump containing false statements about childrens susceptibility to Covid-19. Its the first time the company has enforced its rules that ban harmful speech… [+4649 chars]

TikTok clone Instagram Reels is another Facebook copycat app

Facebooks TikTok knockoff, Instagram Reels, is making its big United States debut today. The feature is Instagrams answer to TikTok, the wildly popular short-form video streaming app. It would be a b… [+9371 chars]

Trump issued an executive order effectively banning TikTok if it doesn’t sell in the next 45 days

President Trump issued an executive order on Thursday night that will effectively ban any US company or individual from making transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of the TikTok ap… [+10931 chars]