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US Announces Bans Against TikTok, WeChat Downloads, Updates

Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat will be banned from U.S. app stores starting Sunday, the Commerce Department announced Friday, citing national security concerns (see 2008240047). “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has demonstrated the means and motives to use these apps…Subscribe to Read >>

NTIA Says FCC Can Regulate Social Media Using Section 230

The FCC has power to regulate social media, and the First Amendment supports the Trump administration’s petition for rulemaking, NTIA replied Friday (see 2009020064). The commission can require disclosure of information services under the Communications Act, and courts have ruled…Subscribe to Read >>

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CES 2021 Goes All-Virtual; ‘Just Not Possible to Safely Convene’ Physical Show

CTA will move CES 2021 to an all-virtual event on Jan. 6-9 from a physical show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, said the association Tuesday.Read More >>

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21
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22
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22
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22
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22
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