Twitter and TikTok reportedly have had talks about a deal

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has had preliminary discussions about a “combination” with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported, making the social media platform the latest possible suitor for the popular video-sharing app. As the WSJ notes, it’s not clear whether Twitter would pursue a possible acquisition of TikTok, More...

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TikTok lawsuit against Trump administration could come as early as Tuesday

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the app in the US, and the company may file the lawsuit as early as Tuesday, More...

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Twitter testing quote tweet counts, formerly known as retweets with comments

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a move that may forever change what it means to be ratio’d, Twitter is testing some new language on tweet metrics, making quotes (also known as retweets with comments) More...

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An important part of science is admitting when we’re wrong

A volunteer gets a vaccine on August 7, 2020 | Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images This week started with a whole lot of people getting very angry about someone being wrong on the internet. This time, it was computer More...

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Kodak deal with US government to produce pharmaceuticals appears to be on hold

Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images An agreement between the US government and Kodak to develop generic drug ingredients appears to be on hold, after the US International Development Finance Corporation More...

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Facebook removes troll network posing as Black Trump supporters

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook removed dozens of accounts it says were part of a troll farm pretending to be African-Americans in support of President Donald Trump and QAnon supporters, the More...

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New Jersey prosecutor dismissing cyber-harassment case over tweeting cop’s photo

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge New Jersey’s Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is moving to dismiss the harassment charges against five people who tweeted or retweeted a police officer’s photo. More...

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How Trump’s WeChat ban could devastate Apple’s Chinese business

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Trump’s executive order banning WeChat could have far-reaching consequences for almost the entire technology industry, thanks to the app’s parent company, More...

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9 new trailers to watch this week

Photo: Matt Kennedy / Focus Features Back when the pandemic was just getting started in the US, I spent a couple nights watching a pair of Taika Waititi films I hadn’t seen: Hunt for the Wilderpeople and More...

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Capital One ordered to pay $80 million penalty for its role in a 2019 data breach

Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images Capital One will pay an $80 million civil penalty for its role in a 2019 security breach that exposed the personal data of more than 100 million customers, The More...