The Trump administration said Friday it has the authority to ban Americans’ use of the TikTok, saying in a court filing that the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app poses a national security threat because of its relationship with the Chinese government.
Trump administration lawyers said in a filing Friday with the US District Court in Washington DC that the US government should be allowed to impose restrictions on the app that will make it unusable in the US next month. The proposed restrictions are in line with the president’s authority to protect US national security and limiting those powers run contrary to the law and past rulings, US government lawyers said.
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“Not found. The Trump plan to defeat the Coronavirus and reopen safely does not exist.”
That’s the message that greets visitors to TrumpCovidPlan.com, a website purchased by the Biden campaign that criticizes President Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A “Learn More” link on the site’s landing page takes viewers to a timeline from January to October that contains quotes and tweets from Trump over the 10-month period in which he claims the virus is “totally under control” and “will disappear.”
“Donald Trump has had eight months to use science, public health, and the power of the Presidency to reopen safely and save American lives. But we are barely better equipped to manage the COVID-19 threat today than we were eight months ago,” the site reads.
The bottom of the website includes a link to steps a Biden-Harris administration would take to address COVID-19 on Biden’s campaign website.
Hackers have spammed in-game chats in Among Us, forcing developer InnerSloth to quickly issue a patch. The hack promoted a streaming channel and threatened to damage phones if people didn’t subscribe, according to a Friday report by CNET sister publication GameSpot. It also included a “Trump 2020” message. Some players reportedly estimate the hack reached hundreds or perhaps thousands of matches.
“We’re are super duper aware of the current hacking issue and we’re looking into it,” InnerSloth said in a Thursday tweet. “We will be pushing out an emergency server update so people who are in game will get kicked from games. Please play private games or with people that you trust!!! Bare with us!!”
A link to the new website, TrumpCovidPlan.com, was shared by Biden on Twitter Friday. The link’s preview assures readers that “Everyone who’s seen President Trump’s COVID-19 plan says it’s tremendous” and “You’ve never seen a plan like it. Believe me,” while going to the website reveals a black and white page reading “Not Found.”
“After eight months of this pandemic, we finally found President Trump’s plan to beat COVID-19,” Biden tweeted while sharing the link.
After eight months of this pandemic, we finally found President Trump’s plan to beat COVID-19.
A judge in California has rejected a request from the Department of Justice to reverse a previous decision allowing WeChat to remain active in US app stores. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said new evidence the government presented did not change her opinion about the messaging app, owned by Chinese company Tencent app. WeChat will remain active in US app stores for the time being.
“The record does not support the conclusion that the government has ‘narrowly tailored’ the prohibited transactions to protect its national-security interests,” Beeler wrote in her decision. The evidence “supports the conclusion that the restrictions ‘burden substantially more speech than is necessary to further the government’s legitimate interests.’” President Trump issued an executive order in August to ban WeChat, invoking the Emergency Economic Powers Act and the National Emergencies Act.
Waka Flocka Flame is the latest rapper to feel the burn of the internet after openly supporting President Donald Trump. The 34-year-old shocked fans when he revealed that he believed Trump was a better president than his predecessor President Barak Obama.
It all started on Thursday when hip-hop personality and commentator DJ Akademiks shared a clip of a speech Obama gave on Instagram. Obama appeared at a rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday in support of his former vice president and the current Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden. “The big homie #barackobama violated #donaldtrump at a rally event today,” Akademiks captioned the post.
One of Akademiks’ followers commented that “it’s people who think Trump is a better President than Obama” along with a clown-face emoji, to which Flocka replied: “Guess I’m a clown.”
While some fans of the “Hard in Da Paint” rapper were surprised by the comment, many of them
The analysis, performed by communication coaching software VoiceVibes, gave Trump a victory on 5 out of the 7 topics based on vocal delivery and how “polished” the participants sounded, according to the Washington Times.
Trump reportedly outscored Biden on the topics of climate change, race relations in America, national security, leadership, and healthcare.
The methodology tracks what the company calls “graded performances on a scale of 0-10 (10 being best) based on dimensions of vocal delivery (meaning how professional and polished they sound, as following known best practices for speakers) and also predicts how a typical audience would perceive the speakers by using AI models that were trained on millions of data points on human perception of voice.”
An AI-powered computer analysis of the final 2020 presidential debate scored President Trump with the strongest performance on five out of seven topics.
The analysis by VoiceVibes, a communication coaching software, graded the performance of Mr. Trump and Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden at Thursday’s debate based on vocal delivery or how professional and polished they sounded.
Mr. Trump outscored Mr. Biden on the discussion of climate change, race in America, leadership, national security and health care.
Mr. Biden scored highest on COVID-19 and immigration, according to the software.
The winners for each topic were determined based on the vocal analysis of confidence and authenticity.
Overall, Mr. Trump’s best topic was health care and Mr. Biden’s was immigration.
“Keep in mind that our software does not attempt to evaluate the content or merit of their statements or politics, rather the persuasiveness of their tone and vocal delivery,” said Debra Cancro,
Huawei Technologies Co. quietly spent months racing to stockpile critical radio chips ahead of Trump administration sanctions, ensuring it can keep supplying Chinese carriers in their $170 billion rollout of 5G technology through at least 2021.
Partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. began ramping up output in late 2019 of Huawei’s 7-nanometer Tiangang communications chips, the most crucial element in 5G base stations, people familiar with the matter said. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer eventually shipped more than 2 million units at Huawei’s behest ahead of the sanctions cutoff last month, one of the people said, asking not be identified discussing internal matters. The sheer magnitude of orders at one point got TSMC executives wondering whether they had underestimated global demand, the person said.
Huawei’s breakthrough in securing essential supplies underscores the mixed success of a U.S. campaign against China’s largest tech company since 2018. Citing national security