US Customs and Border Patrol
On August 31, US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple Airpods from Hong Kong destined for Nevada at an air cargo facility located at John F. Kennedy International Airport. They were so proud of the capture, they issued a press release on September 11.
Ronnie McNutt
A man has live-streamed his own death on Facebook with TikTok now scrambling to remove the clip which is being reshared by-users. Ronnie McNutt, 33, killed himself in his Mississippi home on August 31, by blowing his own face off with a shotgun, while he was live streaming from his computer.
Facebook
Australia is drafting a new regulation that Facebook says misunderstands the dynamics of the internet and will do damage to the very news organisations the government is trying to protect. In response, Facebook has said Australian users will no longer be able to post news stories on its platforms in protest of proposed media bargaining legislation.
BIg Data Ldn 2020
The UK’s largest event for data, Big Data LDN (London) will be a virtual event this year and will take place on 23rd and 24th September. Global data leaders will gather virtually for the first time ever to allow visitors, speakers and exhibitors to remotely explore the new data frontier.
Kevin Mayer
TikTok's chief executive officer Kevin Mayer has quit his role over pressure from the White House to cut the company's ties to China. In a note to employees, Mayer said that changes to TikTok's structure driven by Donald Trump's threat to ban the company, have forced him out of the door.
TikTok
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on August 6 that would ban the TikTok app from the U.S by mid-September. TikTok has now officially filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, saying the order violates due process and exceeds the scope of sanction rules.
Cybersecutity
AttackIQ has launched its Preactive Security Exchange (PSE), an objective and trusted platform on which security vendors can demonstrate the value and efficacy of their products, as well as identify opportunities to improve solutions.

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