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US Navy Bans TikTok – Top Trending Stories

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#5

US Navy Bans TikTok For Security Reasons

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) flight ops

Image Credit: Flickr U.S. Department of Defence

TikTok, the video-sharing app will no longer work on the mobiles of the US Navy officials. The US Navy has banned the use of this popular app citing security concerns. TikTok has faced several lawsuits in the recent past and is currently being reviewed by the US Committee on Foreign Investment. Because of the current circumstances, the app got banned for official use. Now, will this ban spread across the US? Link.

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#4

Facebook’s Entry Into Cloud Gaming, Is This The Future Of Gaming?

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Facebook has acquired Play Giga to enter the exciting industry of cloud gaming. After the launch of Stadia by Google and the presence of Microsoft in the cloud gaming space it was just a matter of time for Facebook to enter this industry. And given the potential of this industry, more such firms will start to invest in cloud gaming. Link.

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#3

 San Francisco To Amend Facial Recognition Ban For iPhone

Girl holding an iPhone

Remember the law on facial recognition by San Francisco city? Well, now the ban on facial recognition is getting tweaked so that iPhone users won’t have difficulties. The iPhone uses facial recognition for security and the ban was coming in its way. The authorities decided to tweak the ban and make amends and let the mobile users use facial recognition instead of a passcode. Link.

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#2

ToTok App From UAE Is A Spying App

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The United Arab Emirates is reportedly spying on its own citizens with the messaging app called ToTok. According to a report on the New York Times, the app is explicitly designed to track its users. Link.

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#1

The $1.1 M Electric Fire Truck Is Here

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Image Credit: Rosenbauer

The $1.1 million electric fire truck will drive through the Menlo Park roads soon. Austria based Rosenbauer Group has built this truck for the firefighters. The production of this electric truck will begin in 2021. Link.

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