News digest 21.02.2022

INDIA BANS 53 CHINA-LINKED APPS ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS

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Some of the newly prohibited apps, which include Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera, Viva Video Editor, AppLock and Dual Space Lite, are clones or rebrands of many of the over 300 apps affiliated with Beijing that New Delhi has banned since mid-2020 amid escalating geopolitical tension among the two neighboring nations over protracted border dispute.

GOOGLE ADS DISAPPROVING & SUSPENDING ACCOUNTS IN MASSES

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When rejecting ads, the service names two reasons: "Official documents and public services" and "circumventing the system", with temporary blocking – "Distortion of facts".
Why these blocks have become widespread, Google does not specify, offering to read a reference article about suspension.

GOOGLE WILL CREATE AN ALTERNATIVE TO COOKIES FOR MOBILE DEVICES

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Privacy Sandbox for Android is a logical extension of the existing web.dev program.
It aims to find ways to improve user privacy protection without compromising the provision of free content and services.
The specifics of Google's plan are vague right now because even a beta version won't be out until the end of 2022.

TIKTOK IS THE NEW DESTINATION TO REACH GLOBAL GAMERS

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In most regions of the world, TikTok is the most popular platform among gamers. The time spent watching videos on gaming topics in 2021 increased 6.3 times per year.
Registered TikTok players install 50% more games, play 36% longer and pay 40% more for games.

BROWSERS ARE ABOUT TO FACE THE VERSION 100 PROBLEM

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Versions of Chrome, Edge and Firefox will soon reach three digits, which may disrupt the operation of websites and online services. Among them there are Slack, HBO Go and Yahoo.
Switching to version 100 may lead to errors or compatibility issues on some websites that are not ready to read three-digit user agent strings.

THE US BLACKLISTED ALIEXPRESS AND WECHAT

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E-commerce sites operated by China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. were included on the U.S. government’s latest “notorious markets’’ list of entities that allegedly sell or facilitate the sale of counterfeit goods.
China insists that the United States stop "politicizing trade and economic issues."

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