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Soziale Netzwerke vs China

TikTok to Withdraw From Hong Kong as Tech Giants Halt Data Requests – Google, Facebook and Twitter said on Monday that they would temporarily stop processing Hong Kong government requests for user data as the companies reviewed a sweeping national security law that has chilled political expression in the city. … TikTok went even further than the American companies on Monday, saying it would withdraw its app from stores in Hong Kong and make the app inoperable to users there within a few days. … Telegram, a messaging app popular with Hong Kong’s protesters, said on Sunday that it would suspend the provision of user data until a consensus was reached on the new law. Telegram has offices in the Middle East and Europe.“


Indien vs TikTok: ein Drama

India’s TikTok shutdown has left careers and fortunes in tatters – TikTok built an influencer base of over a million people in India in less than two years. Now, it’s crumbling down. … ‚I was shocked – it almost seemed unreal,‘ he says. He immediately contacted TikTok to check if the news was true. This month Vats, who had carefully built his following in the last three years through swift dance moves and funny skits, expected to hit the 10 million follower milestone – but he’s now stuck at 9.5 million. – Less than 24 hours after the announcement, the app stopped working.“


Reels jetzt auch in Indien

Instagram Reels tested in India following TikTok’s ban – In the wake of India’s decision to ban TikTok and dozens of other Chinese apps over privacy concerns, Instagram has expanded its TikTok rival, known as Reels, in the region. The test in India also comes only days after Facebook announced its standalone TikTok clone, Lasso, would be shutting down on July 10.“


Quibi findet keine Zuschauer

„Is Anyone Watching Quibi? The streaming platform raised $1.75 billion and secured a roster of A-list talent, but it can’t get audiences to notice. … Quibi, the brainchild of Jeffrey Katzenberg, the former Disney studio head and DreamWorks co-founder, had promised to reinvent television by streaming high-quality content in ten-minute-or-less chunks to ‚the TV in your pocket.‘ … Katzenberg and Whitman also point out that they stocked the Quibi offices with young employees who are in the demographic they’re trying to reach. But ‚there was an incredible lack of knowledge of the audience and dismissiveness of the audience,‘ another ex-Quibite says.“


Router sind Sicherheitsproblem

Home router warning: They’re riddled with known flaws and run ancient, unpatched Linux – And there are no routers in the study from the Fraunhofer Institute without known security flaws. – Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Communication (FKIE) has carried out a study involving 127 home routers from seven brands to check for the presence of known security vulnerabilities in the latest firmware. The results are appalling. – The FKIE study found that 46 routers hadn’t got a single security update within the past year and that many routers are affected by hundreds of known vulnerabilities.“


VVC: 50% kleinere Video-Dateien

Fraunhofer’s VVC promises to reduce video file sizes by 50% to improve mobile network efficiency – Having engineered the popular music encoding format MPEG-3 before developing the widely used video formats H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC), Germany’s Fraunhofer is one of the world’s most important digital media compression pioneers – directly responsible for shrinking popular media from discs into files that fit on smartphones. Today, Fraunhofer is announcing a new video compression standard named VVC, and it looks likely to become a critical enabler for the ultra high-resolution video era.“