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TikTok seeks to distance itself from China – and the reason is obvious

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One of the most popular social media app TikTok has distanced itself from China after Indian government banned 49 Chinese apps including TikTok.

TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer said in a letter to the Indian government on 28th June that the Chinese government never asked for user data, nor the company would hand over if they ask. TikTok is not available in China but it is possessed by a Chinese company Bytedance, has to distance itself from China to reach a global audience.

Because of a border clash with China TikTok got banned in India with other 58 Chinese apps including Shareit, WeChat, and CamScanner.

“I can confirm that the Chinese government has never made a request to us for the TikTok data of Indian users,” Mayer wrote, adding that data for Indian users is stored in servers in Singapore.

“If we do ever receive such a request in the future, we would not comply.”

The organization had bragged more than 150 million dynamic clients in India at the hour of the boycott while internationally it had in excess of 2 billion downloads toward the beginning of 2020. The way that the application had more than 177 million downloads in India during the initial nine months of 2019 shows its prominence. What’s more, Meyers clearly might want to smoothen any unpleasant plumes by putting as much separation as possible among TikTok and the Chinese system in Beijing.

Will it really work?

Authorities in the government affirmed to us that agents from TikTok could be meeting with authorities in New Delhi in the coming week, however, they would not show whether a neighborly settlement was on the cards. Given the pervasive negative suppositions around Chinese applications, the odds of a quick return for TikTok seems remote at this crossroads.

Since the administration notice prohibiting 59 Chinese applications had referred to national security as an explanation, there is minimal possibility that the boycott would be lifted or repudiated at any point in the near future. Indeed, even a legitimate response is probably not going to manage natural products at this point as the courts have little choice yet to go acknowledge the administration’s security concerns, however, they can offer some reprieve as far as approaching the organization to characterize standards for guaranteeing information security.

Because of the sudden ban, there is a disappointment among all the rising TikTokers in India. So-called TikTok stars thought themselves celebrities and after the ban, they are in shock. Roposo, the local rival of TikTok got the instant hike and the app managed to get 22 Million new users within 24 hours.

We have to wait until the meeting between the Indian government and representatives of TikTok will take place to see the result.

 

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Facebook joins attack on Apple over points associated with its App Retailer: App Store Commission!!

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Facebook joins attack on Apple over points associated with its App Retailer: App Store Commission!!

Facebook on Friday joined the attack on Apple’s operation of its App Store after the iPhone maker refused to forgo its commission on live online events hosted on the social network that allows people to make money during the pandemic.

Facebook has joined the businesses attacking Apple over

points associated with its App Retailer

The feedback from Fb come within the wake of a blockbuster lawsuit from online game sensation Fortnite maker Epic Video games on Thursday which accused Apple of abusing its monopoly place in its online market.

Telegram has released the video calling feature in beta version 0.7, Knows all-new features.

Facebook said it would not collect any fees from paid online

events

Facebook said it would not collect any fees from paid online events that educators, entertainers, or others can host due to a fresh addition to the platform, but that Apple declined to back off from its standard share of transactions that are handled through the App Store.

Facebook vice president Fidji Simo said in a blog post.

We asked Apple to reduce its 30 percent App Store tax or allow us to

offer Facebook Pay so we could absorb all costs for businesses

struggling during COVID-19,” 

“Unfortunately, they dismissed both our requests and (small- and medium-size businesses) will only be paid 70 percent of their hard-earned revenue.”

Fb’s criticism comes amid heightened scrutiny of Apple’s insurance policies for its on-line market.

  • Apple has defended the fee to cowl the prices of managing the App Retailer and defending customer’s safety, however, critics say the fee is an abuse of its place.
  • Apple said Fortnite was pulled after “Epic Games took the unfortunate step of violating the App Store guidelines that are applied equally to every developer and designed to keep the store safe for our users.”

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Telegram has released the video calling feature in beta version 0.7, Know all new features.

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Instant messaging application WhatsApp is now getting tough competition from Telegram. Users have also started downloading this app fast.

Despite many advanced and useful features, video calling was not available on this platform till now. But now Telegram users will also be able to take advantage of the video calling feature.

Telegram has released the video calling feature in beta version 0.7.

If you want this new version, then users can download it from Microsoft’s app center platform. Another thing that the user has to keep in mind here is that this app has to be installed along with the regular Telegram app.

Testing is going on now

Let us know that the video calling feature is still in the testing phase, but when this feature is released, then apps like WhatsApp, Viber will get a tough competition.

By the way, voice call facility is already available on Telegram like WhatsApp, but users were missing the video calling feature on this platform.

But now it has been released for beta users.

According to the company, it may take some time to release its stable version. If you want to use this feature now, then you have to be part of the beta program.

Special features of Telegram Like WhatsApp

It is also a messaging platform. A group of 2 lakh people can be formed here and user public channels can also be formed here. You do not get the feature of preparing public channels in WhatsApp. It is also useful in terms of the file, photo, video sharing. With this help, files up to 1.5 GB can be shared.

It supports android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, macOS, Linux, and web. This is a free app.

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Fortnite Game Removed from Google Play Store And Apple Store !!

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Apple and Google on Thursday removed the popular game Fortnite from their App Store.

Apple and Google have taken this action because Epic Games, the company that makes Fortnight games, has launched a direct payment plan for users, bypassing Apple, and Google.

Both Apple and Google earn 30 percent of revenue from app purchases. On Thursday, the game’s developer has updated both versions of Fortnite, which gives users the option of direct payment. Although Fortnite is a free game, users have to pay for some things in this game.

Direct payment plan presented for the user

Commenting on the matter, Epic Games said in a blog post that

the company is offering a direct payment plan for iOS and Play Store. The game developer said that this new system has a single payment system that will be applicable for PC and Mac computers and Android devices.

Android Users Can Still Use Fortnite

The Android users can still download and play the game from apps like Epic Games and Samsung users can enjoy playing app via Samsung Galaxy App.

But for iPhone users, No such options will be there.

About Fortnite

Fortnite is an online video game that has 250+ million users. In this almost 100 players can play together and enjoy the battle. One match takes 20 minutes’ time.

Apple issued a statement that-

Epic has enabled a feature that is not approved and reviewed by Apple. They have done so to violate the guidelines of app purchases. These guidelines are applicable on All those who sells goods and services.

Since Epic Games takes 30% purchase revenue from Apple and Google. So if company users take direct payment then partnership of Google and Apple will not be there. This definitely does not g well with both companies and they have been removed from their respective platforms.

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