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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the United States, President Trump has issued an executive order looking to force China's ByteDance to divest its U.S. operations in TikTok within 90 days, in another twist to his never-ending feud with China.
HSBC has denied Chinese media claims that it “fabricated evidence” against Huawei, which led to the arrest of the company’s chief financial officer in Canada.
Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom have strengthened their partnership with a new multi-year deal to deploy the service provider's 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) across Germany.
In a complaint filed before the European Commission, the EU's top competition regulator, Slack has accused Microsoft of antitrust violations for tying its Teams to Microsoft Office products.