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TikTok flaw allows users to upload porn and violent videos

Online bottomfeeders have dreamt up a devious way to bypass TikTok’s graphic content ban — by posting violent and sexual videos to their profile pics. The horrific clips, denoted by the hashtag “don’t search this up,” racked up 50 million views before getting banned.

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Microsoft, Discord talk $10B deal

Microsoft Corp. is in advanced talks to acquire messaging platform Discord Inc. for $10 billion or more, according to people familiar with the matter, as the software giant seeks to deepen its consumer offerings.

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TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

Starting on Wednesday, the default privacy setting for accounts with users aged 13 to 15 will be private. That means only someone the user approves as a follower can view their videos, which was not the case previously. But teens can still change this setting to public if they want.