China bans Facebook messaging service WhatsApp

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 7 Months ago
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The Chinese government has disabled Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, the New York Times reports. Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Paris-based research firm Symbolic Software, told the Times his company began noticing slowdowns in the service Wednesday. By Monday, the block had become comprehensive. Authorities blocked video-chat and file-sharing functions within WhatsApp in mid-July, but […]

Continued Apple-Qualcomm Legal Battle Leads to iPhone Ban Request

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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Qualcomm has requested the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban the import of certain iPhones that do not use Qualcomm chips, as well as ban Apple from selling any devices that have already been imported. The complaint accuses Apple’s iPhone of infringing six of Qualcomm’s mobile patents. If successful, the ban would affect the importing […]

Germany Bans Doll Over Suspicions of Espionage

  • Sharnita Sanders
  • 1 year ago
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Dolls have been used by children for centuries. They’re good companions and even pose as a good listener. However, this doll might be a little too good at listening. Good enough to ban her from Germany under suspicion of being a device of espionage. German regulators have found suspicion in the seemingly harmless doll called […]

Lithuania Bans Energy Drink Sales to Minors

  • Ben Feinstein
  • 4 Years ago
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The country of Lithuania has just voted on the ban of selling energy drinks to minors. It is the first country to have made such a move to protect its youth. It is a move that will likely have governments around the world contemplating their own legislature concerning highly caffeinated beverages. Almantas Kranauskas, a Lithuanian […]