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TikTok sued the U.S. government over Trump ban
TikTok sued the U.S. government over Trump ban
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TikTok sued the U.S. government Monday in response to what it said is a "heavily politicised" executive order signed by President Donald Trump that seeks to ban the video-app from operating in the country.

The suit, filed in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, is the most direct challenge by TikTok to the Trump administration.

In a blog post, TikTok states "The key personnel responsible for TikTok, including its CEO, Global Chief Security Officer, and General Counsel, are all Americans based in the United States—and therefore are not subject to Chinese law. U.S. content moderation is likewise led by a U.S.-based team and operates independently from China, and, as noted above, the TikTok application stores U.S. user data on servers located in the United States and Singapore."

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Singapore announces wearable device for Covid-19 tracing
San Marina Bay, Singapore
San Marina Bay, Singapore Credit: Mike Enerio

In order to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, Singapore has announced that it'll launch a wearable Bluetooth based device to track the spread of the coronavirus. This comes after the developed apps sometimes have connection problems when running in the background of the phones and is a step towards higher inclusivity as not every person is the possession of a smartphone.

Signapore residents to be given 'better' reusable face masks
Surgical Masks
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After handing out free surgical face masks to each household in February, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing has stated on Wednesday that the country will hand out 'better' reusable masks to its citizens soon. Masks will be made available in community and resident committee centers as well as vending machines.