File photo dated 16/03/23 of the app for TikTok on a phone screen. TikTok is now the most used single source of news across all platforms for teenagers in the UK, new research from Ofcom has found. The regulator's News Consumption In The UK 2022/23 report found TikTok is the favoured single news source among 12 to 15-year-olds. TikTok is most popular with young people and used by 28% of teenagers, followed by YouTube and Instagram, both at 25%, according to the figures. Issue date: Thursday July 20, 2023.

TikTok finds and shuts down secret operation to stir up conflict in Ireland

TikTok has uncovered and shut down a secretive operation to influence Irish users and whip up social conflict. The covert influence operation (CIO) network comprised 72 accounts with a total following of almost 95,000 users. The video sharing platform’s work to find and remove the accounts was detailed in a report to the European Commission. […]

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicks off developer conference with focus on AI

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has kicked off the tech giant’s Connect developer conference in California with a focus on virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence. The company behind Facebook, which renamed itself Meta two years ago, unveiled the next version of its virtual reality headset, the Quest 3. It will cost 499 US dollars […]

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Amazon sued in US over allegations it inflates prices and overcharges sellers

The Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorney generals have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, alleging the e-commerce giant uses its position in the marketplace to inflate prices on other platforms, overcharge sellers and stifles competition. The lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Western District of Washington, is the result of a […]

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Microsoft unveils new Copilot AI assistant for Windows

Microsoft has unveiled a new AI-powered assistant for its Windows PCs that is able to help users with any computing task. Called Copilot, the new assistant can be called upon at any point to generate text, find music to help a user focus, organise different windows on screen or help with creative tasks around photos […]

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Amazon flexes AI muscle with new ‘more personal’ Alexa

Amazon has previewed a new, more powerful and conversational version of its Alexa voice assistant as the focus on AI-powered computing intensifies among the tech giants. Microsoft and Google have both launched text-based generative AI apps this year, which use artificial intelligence to respond to prompts in a way barely distinguishable from humans’ output. The […]

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