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TikTok Removed Over 3.7 Crore Videos from India in First Half of 2020 for Violating Guidelines, in Latest Transparency Report

TikTok removed over 3.7 crore videos from India for violating its guidelines in the first half of 2020, the company owned by China’s ByteDance claimed in its transparency report published on Tuesday. The report also underlined TikTok’s initiatives to flag and eradicate misinformation on the platform. In late June the government banned TikTok in India along with 58 other apps that had a linkage with China. Apple App Store and Google Play both removed the app in the country and telcos disconnected user access to the platform shortly after the nationwide ban came into effect.

In the transparency report, TikTok said that it had removed a total of 3,76,82,924 videos from India in the first half of 2020. Those videos were a part of the 10,45,43,719 videos removed from the platform globally for violating its community guidelines and terms of service.

“Of those videos, we found and removed 96.46 percent

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WeChat Parent Tencent Says App Will Struggle to Attract New US Users While White House, Courts Spar Over Ban

Chinese social media leader Tencent has said its WeChat may not be able to win new users in the United States while the White House challenges a court ruling preventing a ban on the messaging app.

Tencent, in a statement filed at Hong Kong’s stock exchange late on Sunday, said it has been evaluating the potential impact of a ban since the US Department of Commerce on Friday issued an order to block WeChat downloads on national security grounds.

It also said routine updates of the app for existing US users may be negatively affected should Apple and Alphabet’s Google remove WeChat from their stores.

WeChat has a relatively small user base in the United States compared with in China, where the app is ubiquitous.

On Sunday, US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said a challenge to the proposed ban has “shown serious questions going to the merits of the

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TikTok Ban: ByteDance Gets Trump Nod to Avoid Shutdown in the US

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China’s ByteDance to divest the video app. ByteDance was racing to avoid a crackdown on TikTok after the US Commerce Department said on Friday it would block new downloads and updates to the app come Sunday. US officials had expressed concern that the personal data of as many as 100 million Americans that use the app were being passed on to China’s Communist Party government.

Trump signed an executive order on August 14 giving ByteDance 90 days to sell TikTok. The deal announced on Saturday, however, is structured as a partnership rather than a divestment.

TikTok will be owned by a new company called TikTok Global and will be headquartered in the United

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Chromecast with Google TV Price, Renders, Features Surface Online Ahead of Launch

Chromecast with Google TV, a streaming dongle for TVs, has long rumoured to be in the works. This dongle is reportedly codenamed Sabrina and believed to be launching on September 30. Ahead of the launch, official-looking renders, specifications, and features of the new Chromecast dongle have surfaced online. Additionally, the price and release timeline has also leaked. If the leaked information is accurate, Chromecast with Google TV will be a big upgrade over the last Chromecast.

WinFuture has shared leaked images of the upcoming ‘Google Chromecast with Google TV‘, along with its features, expected price, and probable launch date. As mentioned earlier, the streaming device is expected to launch on September 30. Citing internal sources, the publication claims that the Chromecast with Google TV will be priced around EUR 100 (roughly Rs. 8,700), whereas other sources have indicated that it may be priced for as low as $50

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iOS 14 Bug Resets Default Mail and Browser App Settings After Every Reboot

iOS 14 has been released for all iPhone and iPad users earlier this week, and one of the new features includes the ability to change the default browser and mail app settings. However, a new bug has now been seen that resets Mail and Safari as default mail and browsers apps after reboot. This is affecting both iPad and iPhone users and we can confirm that two iOS 14 handsets owned by Gadgets 360 team members are also experiencing the same issue.

The new Apple software released ahead of the anticipated iPhone 12 line-up this year brings a lot of changes, including the ability to change the default browser to Google Chrome from the default Safari browser that comes bundled in. This can be done by going into Settings > Chrome > Default Browser App. Once this change is made, all links will automatically open on Google Chrome instead

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