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Uzbekistan restricts work of  TikTok, Twitter, VKontakte

The work of Twitter, TikTok and VKontakte social networks was restricted in Uzbekistan due to violation of the law on personal data, according to the press service of the State Inspection for Control of Computerization and Telecommunications …

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U.S. drops plan to ban TikTok

The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders intended to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said …

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It is possible to limit WhatsApp in Russia, MP says

Technically it is possible to restrict the work of the Whatsapp messenger in Russia,  chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications Alexander Khinshtein said. ”As for …

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Twitter could be clocked in Russia in a month

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) will block the Twitter social network in Russia in a month if the service does not delete the prohibited information, the agency’s …

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Pakistan bans TikTok

TikTok was banned in Pakistan, according to local media reports, in another blow to the viral video app’s ambitions in south Asia after it was shut down in India last summer. The Peshawar High Court ordered a ban on TikTok over …

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Speed of Twitter slowed down in Russia

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media, has taken measures to initially slow down the speed of the social network Twitter on 100% of mobile and 50% of desktop devices due to the violation of …

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Kyrgyz President's Facebook page hacked

Kyrgyz President's press secretary Galina Baiterek explained the situation concerning the last comments on Sadyr Japarov's Facebook page. Facebook users found insulting comments on Japarov's page addressed presumably to MP …

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket boosted 60 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit late Monday from Cape Canaveral. An attempt to recover the first stage with a landing on an off-shore droneship failed, ending a string of 24 successes in a …

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Turkey slaps ad ban on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest

Ankara has imposed advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest after they failed to appoint local representatives in Turkey under a new social media law, according to decisions published on Tuesday. Under the law, which critics …

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Erdogan rebuffs 'pressure' by social media providers

Turkey will not bow down to "pressure" by social media companies that see themselves above the laws on individual rights, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asserted. Digitalization across the world has brought some …

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Turkey suspends new WhatsApp policy rules

Turkey's Competition Authority opened an investigation on Monday into Facebook and WhatsApp and suspended their new data sharing rules. Last week, WhatsApp forced many users to agree to new privacy rules for sharing personal data …

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