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India blocks TicTok, WeChat, dozens of other Chinese apps

India blocks TicTok, WeChat, dozens of other Chinese apps

World
June 29 (UPI) -- Citing cybersecurity concerns, India blocked Internet access to 59 apps originating in China, including TikTok, WeChat and other entertainment and messaging applications, the government said Monday. The apps on iOs and Android platforms are suspected of stealing data and violating privacy of Indian users, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information said in a statement. The apps "are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, [the] defense of India and the security of state and public order," the ministry said. Advertisement TikTok, owned by ByteDance, pairs music with short videos. The app is popular with Indian users, who have downloaded 611 million TikTok installations, or about 30 percent of the 2 billion total worldwide, according to marketing websi...

Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks Evers’ stay-home extension

Health
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Tony Evers’ administration overstepped its authority when it extended the governor’s stay-at-home order until May 26By TODD RICHMOND Associated PressMay 13, 2020, 10:04 PM4 min read4 min readMADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' administration overstepped its authority when it extended the governor's stay-at-home order through the end of May, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The 4-3 ruling marks a defeat for Evers as Republican legislators, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and with the aid of the conservative-controlled high court, continue to chip away at the Democratic governor’s powers. Evers issued a stay-at-home order in March that closed schools and nonessential businesses. The closures battered the state economy
Coronavirus: Amazon blocks non-essential items from warehouses

Coronavirus: Amazon blocks non-essential items from warehouses

Technology
Amazon is temporarily refusing to stock certain items in its warehouses, to cope with overwhelming demand for household essentials due to the coronavirus pandemic.It means third-party sellers of non-essential items could find it difficult to ship orders to customers.The move will last until 5 April and cover warehouses in the US and Europe.Some items – including many brands of toilet paper – remain out of stock on Amazon’s UK website. The decision to restrict warehouse stocks to household essentials and medical supplies has been met with dismay by some sellers of other products.“My sales just doubled and Amazon halted all my shipments,” said one in a post on discussion site Reddit.“This
Anak Krakatau: Giant blocks of rock litter ocean floor

Anak Krakatau: Giant blocks of rock litter ocean floor

Science
Shattered remnants from the volcano that generated a devastating tsunami in Indonesia a year ago have been pictured on the seafloor for the first time.Scientists used sonar equipment to image the giant chunks of rock that slid into the ocean when one side of Anak Krakatau collapsed. Some of these blocks are 70-90m high. Their plunge into the water produced tall waves that tore across the shorelines of Java and Sumatra on 22 December 2018.Over 400 people around the Sunda Strait died in the nighttime disaster, and thousands more were injured and/or displaced. Media playback is unsupported on your device Researchers have been trying to reconstruct what happened ever since. But all their ...