Q&A: Will the Trump administration be able to ban…

A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores

Judge Allows US TikTok Downloads to Continue for…

Judge Allows US TikTok Downloads to Continue for Now. On Sunday, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols gave the China-based app more time to sort out its issues with the Trump administration. The order allows American app stores to continue offering TikTok downloads. TikTok released a statement, saying it "will continue defending our rights for the benefit of our community and employees.". At the same time, we will also maintain our ongoing dialogue with the government to turn our proposal, which the president gave his preliminary approval to last weekend, into an agreement, TikTok, via statement. Judge Nichols did not provide a ruling on a second ban that would prohibit U.S. companies from working with TikTok

When Vegas Schools Declined Ransom, Hackers Took…

A hacker group has published employee Social Security numbers, student grades, and other sensitive information from the Clark County School District in Las Vegas after it refused to pay a ransom. The largest school district known to be hit with ransomware since the start of the pandemic announced a breach...

Cyberattack hobbles major hospital chain's US…

U.S. computer networks of a major hospital chain have been knocked offline in a cyberattack

Final Harvest Looms for FarmVille

The original FarmVille is about to become a dust bowl, 11 years after it first became a social media gaming sensation. Zynga announced Monday that the original FarmVille game will be officially kaput as of the end of 2020, Ars Technica reports. "Adobe will stop distributing and updating Flash Player...

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Sega Is Reportedly Developing a Live-Action…

Sega Is Reportedly Developing a Live-Action 'Yakuza' Movie. According to 'Variety,' the video game company has teamed up with 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content to bring their hit game series to the big screen. Although no script writers have been linked to the movie, Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande and Joshua Long will serve as the film's producers. While details surrounding the film's narrative are currently unknown, 'Variety' and 1212 Entertainment have hinted that it will follow the adventures of the franchise protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu. 'Yakuza' offers us a new playground in which to set compelling stories with complex characters in a unique environment that audiences have rarely seen before, 1212 Entertainment, via statement to 'Variety'. The saga of Kazuma Kiryu has a built-in cinematic appeal - a mix of kinetic action with bursts of comedy, multiple converging storylines, and a gripping journey towards redemption, 1212 Entertainment, via statement to 'Variety'

Pops and Flops: Beyond Meat, Nikola, and Molson…

Beyond Meat shares are popping on news that it will triple distribution of its plant-based burgers through Walmart. Nikola shares are flopping after two women accuse the company's founder, Trevor Milton, of sexual assault. Milton had recently stepped down from the company after allegations of fraud were leveled by a short seller, and Molson Coors stock is up after an announced partnership with Coca-Cola.

Dems to Facebook: Get serious about…

Two of Facebook's toughest critics on Capitol Hill have urged the social media platform to get serious about misinformation, voter suppression and hate speech ahead of the 2020 election

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Future Games From…

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Teases Future Games From Bethesda. The gaming studio was acquired by Microsoft as part of its $7.5 billion ZeniMax buyout. . Spencer says he knows what the studio is working on next, . and he promised an "incredibly exciting time" ahead. I have the benefit of knowing the future roadmap and having some insight into the things that have been both announced and unannounced that the teams are working on, Phil Spencer, on Major Nelson's podcast. It's an incredibly exciting time for the work that Bethesda's studios are doing, as they continue with the craft of creating games... , Phil Spencer, on Major Nelson's podcast. ... and also thinking about how our medium of gaming continues to evolve and their role in that, Phil Spencer, on Major Nelson's podcast

TikTok Ban Blocked at Last Minute

Four hours before it was set to take effect, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration's attempt to prohibit Americans from downloading TikTok . The judge partially granted a request by the Chinese-owned app for a temporary injunction, meaning it will remain available on mobile app stores for now, CNN and...

Uber gets 18-month London license after winning…

Uber can keep operating in London after it won its appeal of a decision by the British capital’s transit regulator not to renew its license

Brief Google Service Outage Rattles Users

Millions of people are now more reliant on Google services than ever before—and even a brief outage can cause alarm. Services including Gmail, Google Docs, and YouTube went down for around an hour for users on the East and West coasts Thursday night, Engadget reports. According to Downdetector and...

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Facebook Has Closed Over 150 Fake Chinese Accounts

Facebook Has Closed Over 150 Fake Chinese Accounts. The social networking site has infiltrated accounts linked to a Chinese network interfering with politics. . The unnamed network had amassed 130,000 followers. . It was violating Facebook’s rule of Government Interference. The content on the now-closed Facebook accounts was believed to be U.S. political propaganda. . Facebook linked a group of individuals based in Fujian, China.

Need2Know: Louisville Cop Pleads Not Guilty, Dems…

These are the headlines you Need2Know for Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

China opens auto show under anti-disease controls

Ford, Nissan and BMW have unveiled new electric models for the Chinese market as the Beijing auto show opened under anti-virus controls that included holding news conferences by international video link

New iPhone 12 Feature Is Leaked

New iPhone 12 Feature Is Leaked. 9to5Mac has acquired a video showing that the new iPhone 12 will have multiple magnets inside. . The magnets are thought to be Apple's new charging system. . A charging coil and connector appear to be on the back of the phone. It is also thought that there will be multiple accessories coming out that will work with the magnets such as a car mount

Suicide Video Prompts a TikTok Move

TikTok says "groups operating on the dark web" engaged in a "coordinated effort" to share a graphic suicide video across its platform. Now it's asking other social media giants for help. The video of a US man shooting himself was live-streamed on Facebook in late August before clips went viral...

Google parent agrees to $310M misconduct lawsuit…

Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct by executives

Professor Who Built Startups at School Can Sue…

A decade ago, the Georgia Institute of Technology fired a professor, saying that, by launching secret startups tied to his university work, he'd crossed the line between academic research and the tech industry. Joy Laskar was indicted on charges of misusing $1 million in university money but never tried in...

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Nintendo Promises New Console in Less Than 80…

Nintendo Promises New Console , in Less Than 80 Years. Following the success of the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo Switch. the gaming company revealed in their latest corporate management briefing that they are working on new hardware. While Nintendo confirmed something new would be on the way in a Future Outlook portion of the presentation, . the company only said it will be released in "20XX.". This announcement leaves Nintendo fans wondering if they can expect a new console soon or if they will have to wait many more years

Sidewalk Dining Permanently Extended in New York…

Outdoor dining in New York City has been made permanent by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Keith Powers, NYC council member, joined Cheddar to discuss the city's vision for the future of restaurants in the city and potential economic recovery for some establishments.