Consumer Web/Social Media

EU Launches Formal Probe Against TikTok Lite Over Potentially Addictive Feature

TikTok Lite, recently introduced in France and Spain, includes a "Task and Reward Lite" program, enabling users to earn points for various in-app activities. However, the EU worries about its potential impact on users' mental health.

Japanese Regulators Demand Google to Fix Ad Search Restrictions Affecting Yahoo

Japan's antitrust watchdog has instructed Google to address its advertising search limitations impacting Yahoo in Japan, following an investigation showing Google's practices that undermine fair compe..

Apple Reportedly Acquired French AI Startup Datakalab, Focusing on AI and Computer Vision

Apple has acquired Datakalab, a Paris-based startup specializing in AI compression and computer vision technology, which hints at potential advancements in features like Photos and Face ID in iOS 18...

Grindr: Potential Legal Action Looms Against Dating App Over Allegedly Sharing Users’ HIV Status With Ad Firms

Grindr may be sued by users who say the dating app exposed their HIV status and other confidential information to advertising firms...

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Trump Media’s First Auditor Quits After Just a Few Months on the Job: Report
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US States Fight Tech Firms With Online Child Safety Bills—Are They Winning?
Many US states are fighting tech firms with online child safety bills. Who's winning this battle?
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