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TikTok and WeChat spared from US bans for now (APK Download)

The Trump administration's prospects for bans on Chinese social apps TikTok and WeChat appear to be shelved for now. The shutdowns that were supposed to commence today  —as mandated by executive orders signed in August — have been delayed.

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TikTok introduces new Stitch tool for video mash-ups

As the corporate fate of social video platform TikTok remains hazy, the technical side has been going about business as usual and is out with a new if basic feature: users are now able to stitch parts of others' video into their own remix post.

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Twitter pinning explainers to topics so people will stop asking why they're trending

We've all probably taken a peek at the Trending section of Twitter and asked why a certain topic is trending before either putting the thought out of our mind or tweeting "why is this trending?" Well, the company doesn't seem to want to stand for that kind of ignorance, so it will start explaining why a subject is getting all the buzz right in that panel.

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Facebook baits bereft TikTokers in India by testing a new Short Videos section

With TikTok facing bans left and right, competitors like Instagram have scrambled to introduce clones such as Reels to audiences. Now, Instagram's parent company Facebook is looking for its chance to capitalize within its own app as well with a new Short Videos section it is presenting to Indian users at the top of their News Feeds.

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Twitter rolls out developer portal for its overhauled API

Twitter had been teasing the first major update to its API since 2012 for days. On the back of yesterday's major security breach which saw a bevy of verified accounts hijacked for the sake of a Bitcoin scam, the company decided that it would still announce the new API today as scheduled, but would delay the roll-out. Still, all of this has left outside developers wondering what these new tools will allow them to do.

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Trump says he wants to outright ban TikTok rather than forcing a sale

Earlier today, it was tipped that President Donald Trump was considering to sign an executive order forcing portions of TikTok to be sold off to a U.S. company due to national security concerns, but now the president specified his plans to reporters aboard the Air Force One, as the Washington Post reports. "As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States," he said.

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FBI catches alleged hackers behind the great Twitter hack of 2020

Three individuals have been charged with carrying out a debilitating security breach on Twitter 2 weeks ago that saw high-profile verified accounts hijacked for the purposes of a Bitcoin scam. In perpetrating the scheme, the team allegedly gained privileged tools by connecting with an employee who was selling access to them.

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Twitter might test a paid subscription tier later this year

Twitter may have recently hit 1 billion downloads on the Play Store, but the social media company has seen its fair share of adversity lately, including a massive data breach and advertisers boycotting social media. Today, Jack Dorsey told investors that the company has been looking into alternative ways of making money, including a potential paid subscription plan.

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Massive Twitter breach made possible by social engineering

Some verified Twitter accounts are not able to post tweets right now. The company says it is working to investigate and fix a major vulnerability that saw celebrities including Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and MrBeast of YouTube fame post bogus offers to give back double whatever Bitcoin deposit their followers put in.

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Google confirms it disabled the Twitter carousel in Search following Bitcoin scam kerfuffle

Yesterday's Twitter snafu has had a significant impact outside the platform itself. In what Google has confirmed to us was an intentional response to the breach, the Twitter carousel has been disabled in Google Search results, and data gathered by Search Engine Roundtable confirms the change is universal.

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