Last Thursday, Facebook announced they were stopping Australian users from viewing, posting or sharing news on the platform as a protest against the Australian government’s proposed news media bargaining code. According to Facebook, news makes up a small part of the News Feed — but it’s often among the most popular […]
Facebook’s ban on Australian news content appears to have impacted state health departments and the Bureau of Meteorology, among others. SA Health says it has reached out to Facebook after its page was silenced. Those pages were impacted after Facebook said it would remove Australian news from its platform, in […]
The CFO of Twitter told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that Donald Trump would not be returning to the platform. Trump was removed from Twitter for inciting violence in January. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Twitter CFO Ned Segal confirmed that Donald Trump’s ban from the platform is […]
Australia could boost its GDP by $1 billion per annum by boosting its recycling capacities by 5%, according to a new CSIRO report. The major paper makes the economic and environmental case for an Australian ‘circular economy’ based on reducing waste and repurposing materials. Those findings come after legislation banning […]
Twitch has disabled President Trump’s official account from streaming, the company said on Thursday. Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, is the latest in a string of tech companies that have announced censures to Trump’s use in the wake of the siege on the US Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. “In […]
Mayor Sadiq Khan of London on Monday responded to a court victory by Uber by saying he would keep a close eye on the company to ensure it’s meeting safety requirements. Uber won an appeal against the regulator Transport for London in court Monday and will now be issued a […]
Chevron Corporation has told its employees around the world to delete Tencent’s WeChat app from their work phones, describing it as a “non-compliant application” in a staff email seen by Bloomberg News. Any staff that don’t delete the Chinese social media and chat app will have their access to Chevron’s […]
The US is officially postponing the ban on TikTok downloads it said would come into force on Sunday. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a statement Saturday that “recent positive developments” meant the deadline for the ban has now been moved to 11:59 p.m. on September 27. It came […]
The US Commerce Department said it would ban US citizens from downloading TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday. The order bars Apple and Google from hosting the TikTok and WeChat apps on their US app storefronts. Apple and Google have not yet commented on the order. Sources told Reuters the ban […]
The US will ban some imports from Xinjiang region in China, where Beijing is committing human rights violations against minority Muslims. The ban covers computer parts, cotton, apparel, and hair products coming from four companies and one manufacturer in the Xinjiang and Anhui region. The US government said that the […]
Uber is fighting for its London future in court this week. The company is expected to argue that it has addressed safety concerns from London’s transport body, Transport for London (TfL), by introducing a new driver verification system. Last year, TfL stripped Uber of its licence for the second time […]
Human rights groups say US President Donald Trump’s potential ban of cotton products coming from Xinjiang could push China to stop committing human rights violations against minority Muslims. China is one of the world’s biggest cotton producers, and 80% of its cotton comes from the Xinjiang region, where Beijing is […]
The US government may ban cotton that is produced in the Xinjiang region of China, where Beijing is violating the human rights of minority-Muslim populations, the New York Times reported. The ban, which could arrive on Tuesday, would have huge implications for fashion brands around the world. Xinjiang is one […]
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Thursday the US is looking at blocking more Chinese apps which put the country’s national security at risk, per a CNBC report. Meadows’ comments come as discussions around ByteDance’s sale of TikTok in the US hit roadblocks thanks to China’s intervention. Meadows […]
Summary List Placement Facebook on Thursday said it will ban new political ads in the week before the November 3 presidential election. Shares of Facebook fell as much as 6% in intraday trading Thursday. The move is part of a broader set of measures Facebook is taking to avoid election […]
Summary List Placement The Indian government has blocked a further 118 Chinese mobile apps, citing national security concerns, amid rising tensions between the neighbouring countries. Among the apps is the video game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” published by Chinese tech giant Tencent, which has more than 50 million players in India. Tencent’s […]
Airbnb, which quietly filed to go public earlier this week, is officially banning groups larger than 16 people. The move coincides with what Airbnb is calling a “Global Party Ban” – a formalized ban on “all parties and events at Airbnb listings” that expands on already existing Airbnb rules. The […]
President Donald Trump wants to temporarily bar US citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of having the coronavirus, The New York Times reported on Monday. A draft proposal said that if a border official “reasonably believes that the individual either may have been exposed […]
On June 29 India banned 59 Chinese apps including video app TikTok, which is wildly popular in India. On Monday, the Indian government banned a further 47 apps which were clones that allowed people access to the previously banned apps. It also published a list of 275 more apps it’s […]
Pakistan’s telecoms regulator has issued TikTok with a “final warning,” threatening to ban it over complaints about “immoral, obscene and vulgar content.” The regulator has already blocked live streaming app Bigo on the same grounds. Earlier this month, TikTok and Bigo were both blocked in India as part of a […]
Instagram will from Friday ban any content promoting LGBT conversion therapy, the company told the BBC. Conversion therapy applies to any practice which claims it can “cure” people of their sexual orientation or gender identity. It has been widely decried as false, unethical, and harmful by medical bodies. Instagram already […]
The Trump administration is forcing TikTok to sell off its US business by September 15 or else face a ban, accusing it of posing a privacy and national security threat because it is owned by a Chinese company. The administration has explicitly claimed TikTok spies on people but has never […]
President Trump said in an interview Tuesday that he was considering banning TikTok, echoing earlier comments from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump implied a ban on TikTok would be a way of punishing China for the coronavirus, which originated in the city of Wuhan. Trump’s rationale was somewhat different […]
Facebook has banned a network of hundreds of Facebook accounts, groups, and pages associated with the far-right “boogaloo” movement from its platform. In a statement, Facebook called the network a “violent” and “dangerous organisation.” It said the specific network of hundreds of groups and accounts it banned on its platform […]
India on Monday blocked dozens of Chinese apps, including the popular viral video app TikTok, citing concerns about national security and privacy of user data. In total, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology listed 59 mobile apps that it said posed a security threat. The move follows major clashes […]
From its Confederate flag ban to the noose incident involving Bubba Wallace, NASCAR has undergone some substantial changes over the past few weeks. With all of these events impacting NASCAR, it stands to reason that the racing league will see a shift in its fanbase. The team at sportsinsider.com used […]
US Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday tweeted Tuesday afternoon that his staff is crafting an order to end the display of the Confederate flag in public and work areas on bases, ships, aircraft, and submarines. The move follows a similar decision by the Marine Corps, which said […]
Germany is banning gatherings of more than two people in a crackdown on the novel coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet said in a Sunday press conference that the government was aiming to cut down on contact between Germans outside of their immediate families until April 19 […]
Australia will ban non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more, in an effort to control the spread of the novel coronavirus. It does not include gatherings deemed essential, including people going to school, university lectures, airports, and using public transport. The advice to ban gatherings came from Chief Medical Officer […]
Disneyland announced on Thursday that it would close its gates on Saturday through the end of the month amid the coronavirus outbreak in California. Gov. Gavin Newsom recommended cancelling gatherings of more than 250 people but earlier said it would not apply to Disney’s park. Disneyland is one of California’s […]
The New York City Council on Wednesday voted to ban the sale of foie gras over concerns of animal cruelty. The ban is set to take effect in 2022. Its decision sent shock waves through New York’s fine-dining restaurants but was celebrated by animal-rights groups and activists. “This is Idiocracy…f—ing […]
Major League Baseball banned two women, Julia Rose and Lauren Summer, after they flashed their breasts on live TV during Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night. Video of the incident was shared on Twitter. It showed the women lifting up their shirts as Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole […]
The e-cigarette company Juul, which won an investment from Marlboro maker Altria at a $US38 billion valuation, faces an uncertain future. On Oct. 31, citing unexpected market shifts, Altria revealed that it wrote down its investment in Juul, slashing the company’s valuation to $US24 billion. Analysts have credited Juul with […]
US officials are delaying a decision on whether to grant licenses to US companies wishing to resume sales to Huawei, sources familiar with the situation told Bloomberg on Thursday. The US Department of Commerce added Huawei to a trade blacklist in May, which prevents the company from buying parts and […]
The California State Assembly unanimously passed a bill banning discrimination against natural hair in the workplace. The CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act updates the state’s existing anti-discrimination laws to include the protection of natural hair styles. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the act into […]
Google executives are trying to persuade the Trump administration to allow it to continue doing business with Huawei, according to the Financial Times. Last month the Department of Commerce imposed a ban on US companies working with Huawei, and Google responded by suspending its right to use the Google version […]
Qualcomm plunged nearly 5% early Monday after telling its employees it would no longer supply the Chinese telecom firm Huawei. The Trump administration issued an executive order last week that effectively bans US firms from supplying equipment to Huawei. The move escalates the tech Cold War with China as trade […]
On Tuesday, San Francisco officials voted to ban the sale of e-cigarettes. The first-of-its-kind ban applies to in-store sales and online purchases that are shipped to the city, Bloomberg reported. In March, former Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb said he would spend his remaining time in office cracking […]
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to pursue a ban on menthol cigarettes, The Wall Street Journal reported. As early as this week, the FDA is expected to announce a ban on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations. As a result, tobacco stocks […]
Twitch, the hugely popular streaming service, has been banned in China. The ban came after a spike in popularity, probably caused by users watching an eSports tournament. Some users view the ban as an oppression of free speech, and the Chinese government have recently been tightening control on the gaming […]
Papua New Guinea plans to ban Facebook for a month to evaluate the benefit of the platform and delete fake accounts. Facebook has been criticised recently for its role in inciting hatred and violence in Asian countries including Sri Lanka and Myanmar, where it has “turned into a beast” according […]
NAB chief executive Andrew Thorburn says there are lessons to be learned from the APRA report into the Commonwealth Bank’s governance The report points to “cultural aspects” which are crucial to banking, he says. “We are very mindful of expectations the community places on us.” The report by APRA (Australian […]
Cafes and bars in Beijing’s university district have reportedly been ordered to cater to no more than 10 foreigners at a time. Staff members say the orders were given last week, shortly after China’s annual legislative meeting began in Beijing. It’s unknown what prompted the orders, but the rise of […]
Montclair, California, has implemented a local law banning “distracted walking.” Anyone looking at their screen while crossing the street is liable for a fine. It’s $US100 for the first time, then $US200, then $US500 after that. You can also get stung for talking on the phone or listening to music. […]
Huawei and ZTE phones, which were used for unclassified purposes, are being strategically phased out by Australia’s defence department. The agency said the phones were not deemed a security risk, despite assertions from US intelligence officers who said that they don’t use the phones because they could be conduits for […]
A top GOP donor threatened to withhold funds from Republican lawmakers unless they support an assault weapons ban. His comments came just days after a deadly high-school shooting in Florida killed 17. The shooting sparked nationwide outrage and an impassioned debate on gun control. A major Republican donor issued a […]
Iran has banned teaching English in primary school classrooms as the country tries to quell Western influence. The Iranian government has blamed the West for provoking recent mass protests against the country’s regime, which have at least left 21 dead. Iran claims the protests have ended, however social media still […]
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"Everyone will become a drug addict."
Another smoking ban.
Don't light up.
The gaming revenue was going to support the development.
To smoke or not to smoke.
The public crackdown continues.
Pet-friendly is the way forward.
The Space Race is on again.
Because we care not for such trivialities.
Wrote a letter to Bill Shorten.
By the new government.
But it is not likely that it will.
Barely a dent for the big listed companies.
To shield kids.