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Trump Fears Tiktok Might Be Tool For Chinese Intelligence, Moves To Ban App Soon

Donald Trump, President of United States has raised fear over the fast-growing social media app TikTok that it could be a tool for Chinese intelligence and might be considering barring the app in United States.

Trump speaking said while being questioned that as far as TikTok is concerned, the government is banning it from the United States.

He added that he would take action as soon as Saturday using emergency economic power or an executive order.

Trump’s move comes following a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) in the United States, which investigates deals affecting US national security.

US officials and lawmakers in recent weeks have voiced fears of the wildly popular video platform being used by Beijing for nefarious purposes, but the company has denied any links to the Chinese government.

However, TikTok declined to comment on the reports of the forced sales, saying only: “We are confident in the long-term success of TikTok.

Restaurant Places Curses On Customers Who Block Its Toilets

A US restaurant has left an unusual notice at the entrance of its restroom over misusage of the facilities.

The notice was seen in Finger Licking Restaurant on Bissonet Street in Houston, Texas. It warned customers against blocking their toilet and placed a curse on anyone who does so.

The notice reads “God will block your blessings if you keep blocking the toilet with excess tissue. Use minimal amount of tissue and throw excesses in the trash can provided. Use the trash can provided for sanitary pad. baby diaper, and wipes and hand towel.”

This has generated reactions on social in which many said the manner in which the restaurant addressed the issue is just unprofessional while many other said the action is the right way to deal with dump and stupid individuals.

Another person who reacted jokingly said the restaurant must be owned by a Nigerian.

Twitter Account of Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Mask, Others Hacked In Coordinated Bitcoin Scam

Twitter account of Former United State of America (USA) President, Barack Obama, Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates has been hacked in an apparent Bitcoin scam.

The official accounts of former USA Vice President, Joe Biden and Renowned singer, Kanye West were also targeted in the coordinated cryptocurrency scam.

Most of the account affected which belong to top individuals in the USA had it that followers should send some amount of Bitcoin in order get double of the amount sent.

On Bill Gates’ account, the tweet reads; “Everyone is asking me to give back,”. “You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000.”

On the official account of Mr Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX chief appeared to offer to double any Bitcoin payment sent to the address of his digital wallet “for the next 30 minutes”. “I’m feeling generous because of Covid-19,” the tweet added, along with a Bitcoin link address.

“I am giving back to my community due to COVID-19. All Bitcoin sent my address below will be sent back doubled. If you send $1000, I will send back $2000”. The tweet on Obama’s account reads.

However Twitter has reacted to the breach in security saying that said it was a “co-ordinated” attack. It also says that it might be doing of some of its employees “with access to internal systems and tools”.

It further said that it know that the hackers used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf, but assured that “significant steps” had been taken to limit access to such internal systems and tools while the company’s investigation was ongoing.

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted: “Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened.”

Boy, Friend In Police Net For Harbouring Teenage Facebook User

Police have nabbed a 17-year-old boy and his friend for harbouring a minor without her guardians consent for a month.

According to report the 14-year-old girl fled her parents’ home in Biogbolo, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State to be with her 17-year-old Facebook lover, Victory Age.

It was letter learnt that the teenage girl fled home due to maltreatment from her stepmother. Also, the minor said though she left home without her parents consent but she did not leave without leaving a note.

She revealed that she allowed her social media lover and his friend to be sleeping with her, that she was never in anyway forced to do so.

Age said, when he saw the girl with her luggage he was shocked. He then asked her what was going on, she responded and said she will be spending a week with him.

He stated further that he then went ahead to book a hotel room for three days because he had some money on him and when he had no more, he called his friend, Gospel who agreed to take the girl in and they begin to stay together.

The boy said he only had sex with the minor three times and after he had introduced his friend to her, he knew nothing anymore about what happened.

The 17-year-old and his friend have since been charged with harbouring the underage SSS1 pupil for one month without her parents’ consent.

Cambridge Lecturer Gets Promotion For Tweeting “White Lives Don’t Matter”

Dr. Priyamvada Gopal, a lecturer of the University of Cambridge has been promoted to a professor after she received abusive messages and death threats for tweeting “White Lives Don’t Matter”.

Gopal, 51, who teaches in the Faculty of English at Churchill College, took to the social media platform last Tuesday to write: “I’ll say it again. White Lives Don’t Matter. As white lives.”

The message was met with outrage. People called her out, hurled racist abuse at her, and issued death threats.

Twitter later deleted the tweet for “violating Twitter rules”.

A petition titled “Fire Cambridge Professor for Racism” was also launched on the petition site change.org on Wednesday demanding that Dr Gopal be fired by the university for the controversial tweet.

On Wednesday night, June24, Dr Gopal announced that the university promoted her to a full Professorship.

She added that her tweet means whiteness is not special, not a criterion for making lives matter.”I stand by that”. She concluded.

The University of Cambridge has now spoken out in support of the lecturer and defended rights of academic to express lawful opinions.

It said that the University defends the right of its academics to express their own lawful opinions, which others might find controversial.

Also, many colleagues and students have since expressed solidarity with Dr Gopal following the incident, with even popular comedian Nish Kumar wading in to call her “one of the best and brightest around”.

However, the university’s defence of Dr Gopal has been labelled by some as inconsistent and politically biased.