Is TikTok really an elaborate façade for Chinese spyware?

Is TikTok really an elaborate façade for Chinese spyware?

Cyber-experts are claiming that 2020’s number one app is a shady front for Chinese spyware and mass censorship.  Suggestions that ByteDance’s ‘innocuous’ short-bite video app TikTok has all the makings of a totalitarian plot hatched by the Chinese government are looking more plausible by the day. Suffice to say, people are freaked.   Months of bad...

Current in Tech

swipe
Gen Z are mocking millennials online

Gen Z are mocking millennials online

If you’re over 25 and you’ve been using the phrase ‘OK boomer’ online, you’re about to have a reality check. The generational wars have truly begun, people. No longer are we simply aiming our tweets at dismissive and judgemental boomers, we’re now attacking each other in what can only be...

All the new iOS 14 features that will shake up Apple’s UX

All the new iOS 14 features that will shake up Apple’s UX

Apple’s iOS 14 will be bringing new widget possibilities to the home screen and can even be used to unlock your car. Because keys are old school. Some things in life are guaranteed – death, taxes, and fresh iPhone products. Apple showcased its latest iteration of iOS for the first time at the WWDC 2020 keynote event yesterday, which was an online only stream due to current social distancing regulations....

By London, UK
TikTok dedicated to promoting Black creators following accusations of racism

TikTok dedicated to promoting Black creators following accusations of racism

The hugely popular video-sharing platform has introduced a 'creator diversity council' after receiving criticism for suppressing non-white content with its complex algorithms. After a string of controversies about racial equality on the app, TikTok has formally apologised to its Black users. The company, which recently came under fire for appearing to hide posts with George Floyd and BLM hashtags, has accepted responsibility for failing Black content creators by censoring their...

By London, UK
Twitter’s new audio feature will transform it, for better or worse

Twitter’s new audio feature will transform it, for better or worse

Heated political discussion is no longer confined to your phone’s keyboard, as Twitter begins to test out new audio tweet features for iOS. You only need to browse Twitter for five minutes to notice that it’s a very political space where anyone can argue via aggressive tweeting and reactionary gifs. This defining quality is somewhat of a double-edged sword. While it’s useful to keep informed via other perspectives outside of your...

By London, UK