Here are the top trending news from the world of technology
China blocks Didi Chuxing app
China’s cyberspace regulator has ordered a blanket ban against Didi Chuxing app. This means that Chinese netizens can no longer download Didi Chuxing app from the app store until further notice. This development has come days after Didi Chuxing’s successful IPO at NYSE. The ongoing buzz in China suggests that the country’s communist regime is getting increasingly wary about the growing domination of technology companies. The Xi Jinping administration wants to gain iron control over China’s big tech companies, reports claim.
Facebook is testing ‘Twitter-like Thread’ Feature
Facebook has been spotted testing the ‘Twitter-like Thread’ feature on certain celebrity pages. This new feature will allow these celebrities to create posts related to previous in a sequential manner. The social media giant hasn’t given any hint as to when it plans to roll out this new feature.
Google’s latest diversity report again discrimination against Black community
Google’s latest diversity report indicates that despite Google making efforts to increase the count of black people, the number of black employees continue to remain low. The search engine giant has been facing slew of criticisms after it fired Black AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru. Gebru was one of the prominent critics of Google’s alleged discriminatory practices.
Mark Zuckerberg’s Surfboard Video has gone Viral
Mark Zuckerberg celebrated America’s Independence Day by posting his surfing video on his Instagram account. The video shows Facebook CEO on an electric hydrofoil surfboard surfing across the water during sunset while holding the flag of America. This video has expectedly gone viral across all social media platforms. However, not all are amused with the video, with many trolling Zuckerberg.