Amazon says it sent warning about TikTok app to employees by mistake

TikTok is owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance.  Angela Lang/CNET Amazon sent a memo to employees Friday morning telling them to delete the popular social media app TikTok from their phones. Hours later, the company’s press office said the memo was sent in error but provided no further explanation. In the email to workers, Amazon’s […]

Facebook reportedly considers political ad ban ahead of US election

Angela Lang/CNET Facebook is considering a political-ad blackout on its social network in the days leading up the US election in November, according to a report Friday from Bloomberg. A political ad ban, which reportedly hasn’t been finalized, could help fend...

Google reportedly under antitrust investigation in California

Google is reportedly under investigation in its home state. Angela Lang/CNET California, Google’s home state, has launched an antitrust investigation into the search giant, according to a report late Thursday by Politico.  News of the reported probe comes months...

Google to ban ads for secret spy apps known as stalkerware

It might get harder to advertise apps known as spyware or stalkerware on Google’s platform starting in August. Angela Lang/CNET Google will ban makers of stalkerware apps from advertising on its platform, starting in August, the company said in an update this...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G leaks ahead of expected Unpacked debut

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip could be getting a 5G variant at Samsung’s next event.  Juan Garzon/CNET Samsung sent out invites for its next (virtual) Unpacked event earlier this week. The Aug. 5 event is expected to feature a host of new devices, and a new leak...