Oct. 24, 2019
Thu. 10/24 - Is TikTok A “National Security Risk?”
Is TikTok a national security risk? Inquiring Senators want to know. Earnings running the gamut from bad to surprisingly good from Twitter, Amazon and Tesla. And to paraphrase an old saw: if a voicemail system goes down how would anyone even notice?
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Links:TikTok raises national security concerns in Congress as Schumer, Cotton ask for federal review (The Washington Post)Music Video Upstart ‘Triller’ Says It’s Taking On TikTok Amid $28 Million Series B (TubeFilter)Twitter Q3 misses bi on revenues of $824M and EPS of $0.05 on the back of adtech glitches (TechCrunch)Twitter’s Growth Sags, But That Wasn’t the Worst Part (Bloomberg)Microsoft Sales, Profit Top Estimates on Cloud; Azure Slows (Bloomberg)Tesla Shares Soar as Elon Musk Packs Profit Report With Positives (Bloomberg)AT&T claims a weeks-long voicemail outage will be fixed with a single device update (The Verge)Apple TV app launches on Amazon Fire TV devices (9to5Mac)40 Major Music Festivals Have Pledged Not to Use Facial Recognition Technology (Vice)BBC News launches 'dark web' Tor mirror (BBC News)Behold the massive social media explosion from Fortnite’s Season 10 finale (The Washington Post)Last week's Fortnite update helped Akamai set a new CDN traffic record (ZDNet)