Tag: ban

Internet, Social Networking

TikTok is another step closer to a ban in the US following Senate vote

April 24, 2024


After a swift vote in the House of Representatives earlier this week, the United States Senate has now passed the National Security Package which includes the controversial potential ban on TikTok in the US. Following the US legislative process, the […]

Cybersecurity, Security

House of Representatives bans the use of Copilot over security concerns

April 1, 2024

Via: TechSpot

In guidance to congressional offices issued by The House’s Chief Administrative Officer, Catherine Szpindor, and seen by Axios, it’s stated that Copilot is “unauthorized for House use.” The guidance adds that Copilot will be removed from and blocked on all […]

Gadgets, Mobile

The Apple Watch ban has been lifted — for now

December 28, 2023

Via: Mashable

The Apple Watch import ban has been put on pause, just a week after the company stopped sales of the Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2. Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that the Series 9 and Ultra 2 are available […]

Internet, Social Networking

You can still use TikTok even if it’s banned

May 18, 2023

Via: Mashable

With a TikTok ban hitting Montana and dozens of other, more nuanced bans of the app across the world, there’s a chance you might see yourself in a situation in which you want to scroll through your FYP amidst a […]

Privacy, Security

Samsung bans staff from using generative AI after privacy gaffe

May 2, 2023


Samsung has banned the use of generative AI such as ChatGPT and Google’s Bard after employees in one of the company’s largest divisions reportedly uploaded internal source code to ChatGPT’s servers. The information comes from a Bloomberg report. Samsung announced […]

Internet, Social Networking

U.S. threatens TikTok ban unless Chinese owners sell stake

March 16, 2023

Via: Mashable

Adding to the mounting tension between TikTok and governments everywhere, the Biden administration has reportedly demanded that Chinese company ByteDance sell TikTok — or face a total ban. TikTok first told the Wall Street Journal(Opens in a new tab) that […]

Internet, Social Networking

Congress rolls out new bill allowing nationwide TikTok ban

March 7, 2023

Via: The Verge

A TikTok ban is closer than it’s ever been following the Tuesday introduction of a bill that would make it easier for the Biden administration to restrict access to the popular video sharing app. The bipartisan bill, led by Sen. […]

Internet, Social Networking

Bill to ban TikTok in the U.S. takes its first steps toward the White House

March 1, 2023

Via: PhoneArena

Per CNBC, on Tuesday Republicans on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee took short-form video app TikTok closer to its final tick in the U.S. Concerned about reports that TikTok collects personal data from its U.S. subscribers, and might even […]

Internet, Wireless & Cloud

Microsoft bans cryptomining in Azure

December 15, 2022

Via: Techradar

Microsoft has officially banned cryptomining within its Azure cloud services in a rather inconspicuous way. An update(opens in new tab) to its Universal License Terms for Online Services, which mainly applies to its cloud platform, states that “mining cryptocurrency is […]

Mobile, Smartphones

US agencies consider a ban for newly-independent Honor

September 21, 2021


Security agencies in the United States are debating whether to place Honor, the former Huawei brand, on an export blacklist, The Washington Post reports. Staff members of the Pentagon and Energy Department want the new company put on the entity […]

Internet, Social Networking

The big legal questions behind Trump’s TikTok and WeChat bans

August 10, 2020

Via: The Verge

The Trump administration has escalated its threats to ban Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat within the US, issuing executive orders last week sanctioning them. The orders will ban “transactions” between US entities and the parent companies of TikTok […]

Mobile, Smartphones

What trade ban? Huawei shipped a record number of phones in 2019

January 16, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Despite an extremely turbulent few months, Huawei finished 2019 on a high by setting an impressive new smartphone sales record. It shipped 10 million more smartphones than predicted Company chairman Xu Zhijun revealed earlier today that Huawei managed to ship […]


Google and Facebook ban fake news sites on their ad networks

November 15, 2016

Via: Phone Arena

The topic of fake news and the websites that propagate false stories has gotten a lot of attention in the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election. Google has taken heat for having incorrect news stories pop up in its search […]


China wants to reinvent the internet, WSJ reports

July 29, 2015

Via: itCurated

China has in the past banned sites such as Facebook and Twitter and filtered online content using the ‘Great Firewall’. Now its government is reportedly trying to redesign the internet so it can police parts of it on its own […]