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TikTok Threatens Legal Action Against Trump, Says Executive Order Banning The App Is Illegal

TikTok Threatens Legal Action Against Trump, Says Executive Order Banning The App Is Illegal

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER TikTok threatened to sue President Donald Trump Friday for signing an executive order prohibiting individuals from communicating with the Chinese social media app’s parent company over the next 45 days. The executive order, which also impacts Chinese app WeChat, was issued Thursday night “without any due process,” TikTok said in a press statement. […]

Commerce Department Petitions FCC to Outline Restrictions of Online Censorship

Commerce Department Petitions FCC to Outline Restrictions of Online Censorship

BY PETR SVAB The Department of Commerce has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to outline a framework that would constrain online platforms’ ability to censor users’ speech. The FCC needs to “clarify when an online platform curates content in ‘good faith,’” the department’s July 27 petition requests, according to the White House’s July 29 press […]

EXCLUSIVE: TikTok Hires Internet Police to Monitor American Users, Ex-Censor Says

EXCLUSIVE: TikTok Hires Internet Police to Monitor American Users, Ex-Censor Says

BY CATHY HE AND EVA FU A former Chinese internet censor said he was interviewed for the role of monitoring and policing videos posted by international users of TikTok, a Chinese-owned short video app used by millions of Americans. Liu Lipeng, who worked as an online censor in China for a decade, said he was passed over for the job in […]

Barr Concerned About Tech Giants’ Censorship of User Content

Barr Concerned About Tech Giants’ Censorship of User Content

BY JANITA KAN Attorney General William Barr said it was necessary for the Trump administration to become tough on internet companies who censor certain user viewpoints on their platforms because it was important to preserve a wide diversity of voices. “There’s something very disturbing about what’s going on,” Barr said during an interview on Fox News’ […]

Media Outlets Band Together, Give AG Barr A Roadmap Showing How Google Is Allegedly Crushing Journalism

Media Outlets Band Together, Give AG Barr A Roadmap Showing How Google Is Allegedly Crushing Journalism

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . A group representing thousands of media outlets wants the Department of Justice to consider Google’s negative impact on journalism as the agency continues its antitrust investigation targeting the tech giant. The News Media Alliance gave Attorney General William Barr a report Thursday highlighting how Google has allegedly using its dominant position online hollow […]

DOJ Proposes Rolling Back Legal Protections for Tech Companies Over User Content

DOJ Proposes Rolling Back Legal Protections for Tech Companies Over User Content

BY JANITA KAN The Justice Department (DOJ) has unveiled a series of legislative proposals that would curtail broad legal protections for online platforms in an effort to push tech companies to address illicit material while moderating content responsibly. The proposed reforms are the latest in the Trump administration’s ongoing clash with big tech companies such as Twitter and Facebook. President […]

NASA Discovery Reveals Saturn’s Moon Titan Drifting Away 100 Times Faster Than Previous Estimate

NASA Discovery Reveals Saturn’s Moon Titan Drifting Away 100 Times Faster Than Previous Estimate

BY ROBERT JAY WATSON   NASA’s Cassini probe crashed into the surface of the solar system’s second-largest planet, Saturn, in 2017, yet its incredible mission is still revealing new information. Findings from Cassini’s data, published in the journal Nature Astronomy, revealed “that Titan rapidly migrates away from Saturn on a timescale of roughly 10 billion years, corresponding to […]

5GFREE.ORG Launches – Activating and Educating the World About 5G

5GFREE.ORG Launches – Activating and Educating the World About 5G

5G Free.Org is the Largest grassroots activist group in the world focused on 5G small cell facilities and radiation emitting devices. Dedicated to the education of citizens and potential activists alike, the site is designed to afford virtually everyone the opportunity to learn about small cells and the potential danger these facilities represent to the […]

Censorship, Antitrust Probes: Big Tech Is Back To Fighting Familiar Foes After Taking On Coronavirus

Censorship, Antitrust Probes: Big Tech Is Back To Fighting Familiar Foes After Taking On Coronavirus

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Big tech companies are facing criticism on antitrust issues, claims of censorship, and other serious problems less than three months after government officials asked them for help stemming the flow of a virus pandemic.  President Donald Trump signed an executive order that could seriously curb Twitter’s business model after the company […]

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