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Sep 21, 2020

TikTok picks Oracle to provide ‘secure’ cloud tech

As a part of this agreement, the video-sharing app will run on the Oracle Cloud and Oracle will become a minority investor in TikTok Global.

Sep 14, 2020

TikTok snubs Microsoft deal amid growing interest from Oracle

ByteDance, the video-sharing app’s parent, has told the software giant that it will not be selling TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft.

Sep 10, 2020

Internet at risk of becoming ‘Splinternet’

The Internet Society unveils a toolkit to ensure trends in regulatory and technical proposals don’t harm the unique architecture of the Internet.

Aug 25, 2020

TikTok explains why it sued Trump administration

The video sharing app believes the executive order looking to bar it in the US is not rooted in bona fide national security concerns.

Aug 24, 2020

TikTok to fight Trump’s executive order in court

The company argues it was deprived of due process when president Donald Trump moved to block it in the US.

Aug 18, 2020

US government ups the ante on Huawei restrictions

The Trump administration announces new measures aimed at tightening restrictions on the Chinese telecommunications company.

Aug 6, 2020

US steps up efforts to purge Chinese tech companies

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo extends Washington’s 5G “Clean Path” programme to encompass carriers, app stores, cloud computing and subsea cables.

Aug 3, 2020

Trump gives Microsoft until 15 September to buy TikTok

After threatening to ban TikTok, US president Donald Trump gives Microsoft six weeks to complete acquisition negotiations with its mother company, ByteDance.

Jul 24, 2020

Shunned by the West, Huawei powers SA’s 5G networks

All three telcos that have launched 5G in SA are using Huawei in parts of their 5G networks, including the Huawei 5G CPE router.


Facebook to review content policy after Trump backlash

The social media giant looks to review potential options for handling violating or partially-violating content.

Jun 4, 2020

‘We no longer recognise Facebook,’ say early employees

The employees write an open letter addressing Facebook’s leadership about the decision not to act on US president Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts.

May 29, 2020

Social media companies exercising ‘dangerous power’, says Trump

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.

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