Season 5 Takes Its Cues From

There are moments where the digital effects overreach (some of the aerial city shots are a tad Phantom Menace), and despite the many welcome moments of gallows humor, this is still a super-duper-serious drama, often erring on the side of punishingly dour; as much as I like Thrones, there are still moments when I wish […]

Twitter reportedly in talks to acquire U.S. operations of TikTok

Editors’ Recommendations TikTok could take legal action against Trump administration next week Trump to order TikTok’s Chinese owners to sell U.S. operations TikTok threatens legal action to fight Trump ban Microsoft reportedly in talks to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations Trump signs executive order that could ban TikTok, WeChat in 45 days

Facebook boss reportedly ‘really worried’ over possible TikTok ban

When asked during the meeting for his thoughts on the TikTok issue, Zuckerberg said: “I just think it’s a really bad long-term precedent, and that it needs to be handled with the utmost care and gravity whatever the solution is,” adding, “I am really worried…it could very well have long-term consequences in other countries around […]

India’s move to protect citizens’ data is resonating globally, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

NEW DELHI: India has taken the lead in ensuring data security and sovereignty of its citizens by blocking apps such as TikTok and US President Donald Trump has taken note of this move in his executive orders, said telecom and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday. “India has been pursuing all means to protect […]

Does Instagram Reels stand a chance against TikTok?

Reels is not Instagram’s first attempt at competing with TikTok, which is the world’s fastest-growing app with over 2 billion downloads. Instagram shut down the Lasso app last month after it failed to lure an audience over to the standalone, spin-off app. What we know today as Instagram Stories used to be the signature feature […]

The new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is pricey. Samsung tells us why

“What we’ve seen is the premium market growing. [Samsung defines premium as devices that cost $1,100 or more.] People want an ‘Ultra’ style phone that does more. The Note was always famous for having a large display, so there was no need to call the Note 20 the Plus, so the 6.7-inch phone just became […]

Tinseltown bows to Beijing: Hollywood is slammed for changing cast, plot, dialogue and settings to avoid antagonizing CHINA and ensuring access to the country’s multi-billion dollar box office, in bombshell report

Star Wars race row in China after black character is shrunk… AG Bill Barr attacks Disney, Google, Microsoft and Apple for… Hollywood’s identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers… Chinese opera singer, 63, is censored on social media by…

Gymnastics New Zealand steps away from handling complaints

“It’s a fabulous sport, but it can’t continue the way it is. [Athletes] can’t keep coming out of it with negative thoughts, comments, negativity in their life. They’ve got to be able to look back on it as an enjoyable part of growing up,” she said.

Police Forces Are Sending A Message To Black Suburban Residents: You’re Not Wanted

In 2010, two officers beat James Foley with batons after he began filming them as they beat another man, Shakim Miller, at a nightclub. In 2011, Officers Isaac Bertos, Russell Clements, Justin Ashe, and four others beat and tased Lamont Johnson during a traffic stop while his girlfriend and two small children sat inside the […]

When it comes to policing the police, strong watchdogs are the exception

The case touched off an internal investigation, but nearly one year after the incident, all the evidence — including the body-cam footage — remains sealed from the public amid a civil lawsuit pitting DeSilva’s family against the city. (A police spokesperson told CNN the state attorney general has ordered the city to withhold the evidence […]