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Tencent WeChat

Chevron asks employees to delete WeChat app

Chevron Corp has asked employees internationally to delete Tencent’s WeChat from their work phones, following the Trump administration’s executive order to prohibit the...

coronavirus tracing uk

Brits get cycling as data from fitness app shows pandemic boom

Active travel is booming in the United Kingdom as millions of commuters, shoppers and schoolchildren get on their bicycles to prevent confined spaces on public transport during the...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance says TikTok will be its subsidiary under deal with Trump

ByteDance has said that TikTok’s global business will become its subsidiary, even as Oracle and Walmart mentioned over the weekend which they and US investors would have the ...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook tells Irish court that probe threatens its EU operations

Facebook has advised Ireland’s High Court that it can’t see how its services could operate at the European Union if authorities freeze its data transfer mechanics, the ...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home

Apple rolled out a brand new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscribers, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on solutions that are the backbone of ...

Platform News: Facebook Social Media Buttons

High court in Ireland freezes probe into Facebook’s EU-US data flows

The Republic of Ireland’s High Court has temporarily frozen a probe by Facebook’s lead European Union regulator which threatened to stop the US social network giantR...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Irish regulator says Facebook’s EU-US data transfer mechanism ‘cannot be used’

The key mechanism used by Facebook to transport data from the EU into the US “cannot in practice be used” for these transfers, based on Ireland’s Data Protection ...

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

Snowflake looks to raise about $2.38 billion from its US float

Snowflake Inc, backed by the venture capital business Sequoia, said it expects to raise approximately $2.38 billion in its initial public offering in the US, about two weeks after ...

Fitbit

Fitbit unveils stress-tracking smartwatch with Google acquisition pending

Fitbit has unveiled a new fitness tracker along with two smartwatches, such as one which succeeds to help track users’ stress levels, as the company’s pending sale to G...

Platform News: Facebook Social Media Buttons

Facebook pushes for data portability legislation

Facebook has pushed for legislation that makes it easier for users to transfer photos and videos to a rival technology platform, in comments it sent to the Federal Trade Commission...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter privacy ruling delayed after dispute among EU regulators

Twitter had looked set to become the first big platform business to face a fine by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission under tough new EU data protection rules after it subm...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon to help Toyota build cloud-based data services

Amazon.com’s cloud computing device will help Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp construct a platform to help manage and monetise information accumulated from the automaker̵...

Platform News: Google

Google stops responding to data requests from Hong Kong

The US search engine giant hadn’t produced any data since the sweeping new law occurred in June and would not directly respond to these requests, it stated.

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive data requests

Facebook is suing European Union antitrust regulators for requesting information beyond what’s necessary, including highly personal details, because of their ongoing investig...