Bobby Allyn

Bobby Allyn appears in the following:

California Judge Orders Uber And Lyft To Consider All Drivers Employees

Monday, August 10, 2020

Uber and Lyft have been fighting California over whether drivers are employees, entitled to benefits, or independent contractors. A state judge orders them to consider all those drivers employees.

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TikTok To Sue Trump Administration Over Ban, As Soon As Tuesday

Saturday, August 08, 2020

Lawyers for the video-sharing app are likely to say the executive order was unconstitutional, arguing the company was not informed, as is standard, and the national-security concerns are baseless.

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Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban Use Of TikTok In the U.S.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

The president also issued an executive order aimed at cutting ties between the U.S. and the owner of the popular Chinese communications and social media app WeChat.

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Class-Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kids' Data And Sends It To China

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

A lawsuit alleging that TikTok collects and sends American users' data to China could cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars. TikTok denies the allegations.

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Trump Administration Imposes Deadline For TikTok To Be Sold

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The U.S. operation of video-sharing app TikTok is on the market. President Trump says the company that owns the app has to sell it by next month or he will ban it over national security concerns.

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Microsoft Consults With Trump About Ongoing Talks To Buy TikTok From Chinese Firm

Sunday, August 02, 2020

In its first public acknowledgement of a deal that could be worth in the billions of dollars, Microsoft said it is continuing talks with TikTok about a potential takeover of the hugely popular app.

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Microsoft In Talks To Buy TikTok As Trump Threatens A Ban

Friday, July 31, 2020

The president's announcement comes as Microsoft is in talks to acquire the app, which is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company.

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Florida 17-Year-Old, 'Mastermind' Of Twitter Hack, And Two Others Face Charges

Friday, July 31, 2020

In the first criminal charges connected to the Twitter hack earlier this month, state and federal authorities reveal new details about how the scheme allegedly occurred.

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4 Key Takeaways From Washington's Big Tech Hearing On 'Monopoly Power'

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., says Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple operate like monopolies and need to be broken up or regulated.

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TikTok CEO: Facebook Is Making 'Copycat' Service 'Disguised As Patriotism'

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer attacked the social media network on the same day Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress. Mayer also committed to making TikTok's algorithm public.

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Heads Of Amazon, Apple, Facebook And Google Testify On Big Tech's Power

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The CEOs tell Congress that the giant American tech companies do not stifle competition, saying the concern that too much power is concentrated in too few companies is unfounded.

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Big Tech In Washington's Hot Seat: What You Need To Know

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The heads of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple will face lawmakers' questions about whether they are using their power to squash competition.

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Will TikTok Be Banned In The USA? It May Depend On Who Owns It

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The White House is considering a number of economic sanctions to cut off the hugely popular Chinese-owned app from U.S. users over national security concerns.

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Trump Administration Is Considering Ban On TikTok In The U.S.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

While Congress is debating whether to ban the popular video-sharing app TikTok on government devices, the Trump administration is threatening a broader clampdown, given the app's Chinese roots.

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Twitter Removes Thousands Of QAnon Accounts, Promises Sweeping Ban On The Conspiracy

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Twitter has removed more than 7,000 accounts associated with QAnon as part of a broad-based crackdown on the pro-Trump conspiracy theory. Twitter says QAnon postings have led to real-world harm.

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Judge: Facebook's $550 Million Settlement In Facial Recognition Case Is Not Enough

Friday, July 17, 2020

The judge says those who alleged to have had their privacy violated are entitled to a bigger payout. He said "it just doesn't seem right" that members of the class action would be shortchanged.

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As Authorities Probe Twitter Hack, Ex-FBI Officials Warns: 'Get Ready For Copycats'

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Lawmakers and government agencies say the attack exposes vulnerabilities in the social network's systems that could be exploited to spread disinformation.

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Twitter Says It Was The Victim Of A 'Coordinated Social Engineering Attack'

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Twitter confirms to NPR that it is investigating the coordinated hack, which attacked the accounts of some of the richest and most popular names on Twitter and may have reaped more than $100,000.

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Apple Does Not Owe Ireland Nearly $15 Billion In Back Taxes, Court Rules

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

In a major victory for the tech giant, the European Union's second-highest court said the tax break received by Apple did not represent an unfair advantage.

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Cameo Celebrity App: Will Birthday Wishes From Snoop Dogg Mean A Big Investor Payday?

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Cameo has become one of the fastest-growing tech startups by letting anyone pay for birthday wishes and other greetings recorded by celebrities and influencers. But will its Silicon Valley hype last?

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