This story line will help you discover the latest happenings in today’s technological world.

1. US proposes total ban on TikTok

A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner, Brendan Carr, has proposed an outright ban on Chinese-owned social media, TikTok, in the US.

A senior Republican at the FCC made the proposal Tuesday amid a growing crackdown on TikTok by the US government.

TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese internet technology company headquartered in Beijing and incorporated in the Cayman Islands.

A Republican congressman, Mike Gallagher, compared ByteDance’s social media venture to “digital fentanyl.” Like the opioid, the platform was “addictive and destructive,” he said.

Carr praised the Indian government for setting an “incredibly important precedent” by banning TikTok two and a half years ago.

“We need to follow India’s lead more broadly to remove other nefarious apps as well,” he said.

Remember that several US states have banned the app as a government-owned product, and Indiana recently filed a lawsuit against TikTok for allegedly harming locals.

Technical trivia: What is also called a computer connected to the network?
a hub
B host
c switch
d bridge
Answer: see end of post

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2. Persistent Systems partners with Microsoft to take advantage of technology

Persistent Systems has announced a partnership with Microsoft to take advantage of its advanced technology.

The partnership agreement was contained in a press release seen by Ripples Nigeria on Tuesday.

Persistent bills itself as a global services and solutions company that offers digital engineering and business modernization.

According to the statement, Persistent will use the Microsoft Viva platform to improve the employee experience.

“Our long-standing, 360-degree partnership with Microsoft has allowed us to develop innovative competencies and solutions to serve our customers’ technology needs, as well as expand our own footprint as industry leaders,” said Sandeep Kalra, CEO and CEO. of Persistent.

Sangita Singh, General Manager, IT and ITES, Microsoft India, also expressed optimism about the collaboration.

Trivia Answer: Host

A host is a computer that can be accessed over a network. It can be a client, a server, or any other type of computer. Each host has a unique identifier called a hostname that allows different computers to access it.

By Kayode Hamsat

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