The Morning After: Trump threatens to ‘ban’ TikTok

We didn’t even have to attend till August to search out out who was behind that large Twitter breach on July 15th. Florida authorities arrested a Tampa teenager as he and two others had been charged with a litany of felonies within the assault that hijacked quite a few high-profile accounts. Charging paperwork from the prosecutors declare the Florida teen performed a spear phishing assault by pretending to be Twitter IT and convincing an worker handy over credentials.

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There are extra particulars, however the entire episode stays as weird because it appeared when it occurred two weeks in the past. Trying ahead, we’re prepared for some large information subsequent week, with Google’s Pixel 4a poised to launch on Monday earlier than Samsung’s large Galaxy Unpacked occasion Wednesday. Till then, you’ll be able to tune in all weekend as SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule makes its first return journey dwelling from the ISS.

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Donald Trump claims he’ll ban TikTok within the US

That escalated shortly.

Friday began with rumors that the Trump administration could attempt to pressure a sale of TikTok, and that Microsoft could possibly be on deck as a purchaser. On Friday evening, nonetheless, the president instructed reporters he plans to ban the app in some way — and it may occur later at present.
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