TikTok Current Affairs, GK & News

What is a Deccahorn?

Deccahorns are private firms whose value exceeded over ten billion USD. Recently Swiggy has become the fourth Indian company to earn the tag. The other three companies that hold the tag already are Paytm, a FinTech, Oyo (a hotel aggregator) and Byjus (an Edtech). Facebook was the first Deccahorn. It earned the tag in 2007. ..

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Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022

The World Economic Forum recently published the Global Cyber security Outlook 2022. Key Findings In 2021, the ransom ware attacks have increased by 151%. Each organization faced 270 cyber-attacks on an average. A successful organization that breached cyber-attacks spent 3.6 million USD. 59% of the cyber leaders believe that there is not difference between cyber ..

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U.S. passes bill to address China Tech Threat

The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 to approve a “sweeping package of legislation” in a bid to boost USA’s ability to compete with Chinese technology. China, while responding to vote, objected to being cast as an imaginary U.S. enemy Key Points This measure approved about $190 billion for provisions of strengthening technology and research in United ..

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US bans transactions with TikTok and WeChat

The US President has issued a couple of executive orders that would ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat as the country is interested in aggravating the measures in the interest of national security. What will the ban imply? This order prohibits any kind of transaction by any person ..

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TikTok banned on Government Devices in the US

The US Senate Panel has approved a bill with the condition that the US Federal employees will not be allowed to use the China-owned mobile video application, TikTok, effective immediately. The bill coming from Senator Josh Hawley was passed unanimously by the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Now it will have ..

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GoI bans 59 mobile applications

On June 29, 2020, Government of India banned 59 mobile applications that are prejudicial to integrity and sovereignty of India. Highlights The Ministry of Information Technology with its power under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocked 59 mobile applications. According to the ministry, the applications were involved in activities that are harmful to ..

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