Silicon Valley & Technology

FILE - The social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple's App Store, July 30, 2019. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets users block the social network from gathering information about them on outside websites and apps.
Government says social media platform has been 'grossly abused;' critics insist move is attempt to stifle dissent
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Tue, 11/24/2020 - 09:00 AM
Workers gather near a building at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Wenchang in southern China's Hainan province, Monday, Nov…
Spacecraft is designed to travel to the moon, bring back soil, rock samples 
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 03:02 PM
FILE - This July 30, 2019 file photo shows an update information of Facebook application on a mobile phone displayed at a store…
Facebook says it’s determined to stay online in Vietnam
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Fri, 11/20/2020 - 03:38 AM
For the Holidays, Apps That Tell You Your COVID-19 Risk
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As pandemic rages worldwide, people turn to technology for information
Julie Taboh
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 07:38 AM
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, a person uses a smart phone in Chicago. For many of us, a smartphone addiction is…
Study says young people spend nearly a decade looking at phones 
Madeline Joung is a contributor to VOA Student Union
Wed, 11/18/2020 - 08:12 PM
Photo by: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2020 7/18/20 Twitter was thrown into chaos on Wednesday after accounts for some of the world's most…
Ephemeral tweets or 'fleets' because of their fleeting nature, are designed to allay the concerns of new users who might be turned off by the public and permanent nature of normal tweets
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 09:59 AM
Post-Election, US Senators and Social Media CEOs Agree Change is Needed
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Facebook welcomes additional guidance while Twitter admits mistakes were made during 2020 elections
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 05:22 AM
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo of aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen in a mosquito cage at a laboratory in Cucuta,…
Developer says Abuzz can help monitor and track mosquito-borne diseases using cellphones or smartphones
Asher Jones
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 03:34 PM
FILE PHOTO: A man holding a phone walks past a sign of Chinese company ByteDance's app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the…
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President Donald Trump in an Aug. 14 order had directed ByteDance to divest the app within 90 days
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 05:12 PM
Parler: Social Media Hangout for Conservatives
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US conservatives are leaving – or threatening to leave – Twitter and Facebook; a new hangout is Parler
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 02:51 PM
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With Facebook and Twitter restricting or labeling some speech, US conservatives are flocking to a new destination
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 09:01 AM
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon speaks with reporters…
Twitter banned Bannon last week over the same content.
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Fri, 11/13/2020 - 08:27 AM
FILE - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire attends a press conference, June 10, 2020.
After years of resistance by Trump administration, Europeans now hope incoming Biden administration will be willing to compromise – or face possible digital tax
Nicolas Pinault, VOA French to Africa journalist
Thu, 11/12/2020 - 01:58 PM
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2020, file photo, women wearing masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus chat as they pass by the headquarters of ByteDance, owners of TikTok, in Beijing, China.
Company seeking extension as it and Justice Department express commitment to resolving security concerns
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 05:49 AM
FILE PHOTO: A man holding a phone walks past a sign of Chinese company ByteDance's app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the…
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The statement came a day after China-based ByteDance filed a petition challenging a Trump administration order set to take effect Thursday requiring it to divest TikTok
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Wed, 11/11/2020 - 10:08 PM