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Facebook Will Soon Let Users Issue Takedown Requests Of Images
Platforms like Facebook and YouTube have rights management tools. This basically allows content creators to claim ownership of intellectual property that is being used in other content that they did not authorize, like music or video clips. However, it seems that Facebook is now expanding on that to include photos.

WeChat Receives A Stay Of Execution From US Judge
We had recently reported that according to an announcement by the US Department of Commerce, Chinese apps such as WeChat were scheduled to be banned from US app stores this Sunday. However, it seems that WeChat has managed to escape that ban following a US judge’s decision to grant it an injunctive relief.

Lawsuit Alleges Instagram Is Spying On You Through Your Camera
Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram have a rather unnerving and uncanny way of surfacing ads on products that you talk about with to your friends, to the point where some have floated conspiracy theories that these companies are actually spying on users through their cameras and microphones.

A Tesla Owner Was Charged By The Police For Sleeping While Driving
Tesla has always been pretty careful when marketing its Autopilot feature, which they have insisted in the past does not turn their vehicles into self-driving cars, even though for the most part it does have certain autonomous capabilities. However, it has not stopped Tesla owners from treating it as such.

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TikTok And WeChat Will Be Banned From US App Stores This Sunday
If you haven’t downloaded TikTok or WeChat yet, you might want to do so quickly. This is because according to an announcement by the US Department of Commerce, both TikTok and WeChat will be banned and removed from app stores in the US starting this Sunday, and will also see the ban of US companies hosting these services.

ByteDance Might Still Sell TikTok, But Not Its Source Code
One of the reasons why companies acquire other companies is for their technology. However, it seems that whoever acquires TikTok might actually end up getting the short end of the stick because according to a report from the South China Morning Post, ByteDance is willing to sell TikTok, but not its source code.

China Would Rather TikTok Be Banned Than Force A Sale
Earlier reports had indicated that if TikTok wanted to keep operating in the US, they would need to sell themselves off to a US company. The app is currently owned by China company ByteDance, although they do have a US base of operations. However, it seems that China is not too pleased with the idea.

Portland Slams The Brakes On Public Use Of Facial Recognition
The technology behind facial recognition is amazing. It’s something that we used to see in TV shows and movies, and now it has become a reality. Unfortunately, it’s not perfect and various instances have shown that maybe it isn’t quite as reliable as we would like. So much so that over in Portland, Oregon, officials have passed a law that bans the use of the technology in public spaces.

TIkTok Might End Up Not Selling Themselves
As many of you have heard by now, TikTok could be in trouble if they do not find a buyer for the company. This is due to the US government essentially threatening to ban the app if they are not acquired by a US company over national security concerns as TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a company based in China.

‘Sign In With Apple’ No Longer Available For Epic Games Account
It seems that the legal battle between Apple and Epic just got a little more petty because according to a tweet by Epic, it seems that Apple has removed the ability for users to “Sign In With Apple” to their Epic Games accounts. This means that after the 11th of September, gamers will need to update their account email address and password to ensure that they won’t lose access to […]

Apple Is Now Suing Epic For Monetary Damages Over Fortnite
The legal battle between Apple and Epic is starting to grow a bit out of hand. Epic has recently filed a motion that could force Apple to allow Fortnite back into the App Store, and now according to a report from Reuters, it looks like Apple has turned the tables and is now countersuing Epic.

Epic Is Demanding Fortnite To Be Allowed Back Into Apple’s App Store
A couple of weeks ago, after a judge granted Apple a temporary relief and stated that they did not have to allow Fortnite back into the App Store, it appears that Epic isn’t too thrilled by that decision and have since filed a preliminary injunction in which they are seeking that the courts force Apple to allow Fortnite back into the App Store and to restore its developer account.

Pilots Spotted Someone Flying A Jetpack Near LAX
It seems that pilots don’t only have to worry about other planes in the sky, birds, or drones, but it looks like a new worry can be added to the list in the form of people flying jetpacks. This is because according to a recent report, pilots flying over LAX have reported to have seen someone flying a jetpack near the airport.

Russia Wants To Limit Apple’s App Store Cut To 20%
There’s no denying that by providing developers a platform to sell and distribute their apps, that companies like Apple and Google deserve to maybe get a cut from their sales. However, there is the question of how much of a cut should they receive? Right now, the industry standard appears to be 30%, but it seems that some developers are feeling that it’s too much.