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US judge blocks Montana’s TikTok ban

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A US judge has issued an injunction blocking Montana’s attempt to ban TikTok, citing concerns related to free speech.

The decision comes after Montana’s state government had imposed a ban on the popular social media platform, alleging security and privacy risks associated with its Chinese parent company, ByteDance. However, the judge’s ruling emphasizes the importance of safeguarding free expression in the digital age.

The judge’s decision to halt Montana’s TikTok ban was made in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of TikTok users and content creators who argued that the ban infringed upon their First Amendment rights. The plaintiffs contended that TikTok provided a platform for them to share their creative work and engage with their audience, and that the ban was an unjustified restriction on their freedom of speech.

This case raises important questions about the balance between national security concerns and the protection of free speech in the context of social media platforms. It also highlights the ongoing debate surrounding the regulation of tech companies with ties to foreign governments. Additionally, it underscores the influence of social media in modern society, where platforms like TikTok have become integral tools for self-expression and communication.

In light of this ruling, it remains to be seen how other states may approach similar bans on TikTok or other social media platforms, and whether the issue will continue to be litigated in courts across the United States.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Paris Olympics insurers are worried over possible AI-driven cyber attacks

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Insurers are increasingly concerned about potential losses due to militant attacks and AI-driven cyber hacks during the upcoming Paris Olympics.

The upcoming global sports event poses significant financial risks for insurers, who fear substantial payouts in case of terrorist incidents or sophisticated cyber breaches.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from the UniSC join to share all the latest. #featured

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Renowned actor Nicolas Cage faces off against AI, expresses fear of digital duplicates

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Cage, now aged 60, highlighted worries about losing control over how his image might be used in future technologies.

During a interview with The New Yorker, The renowned actor, known for his diverse roles, including in “Face/Off” and “National Treasure,” revealed his concerns about the ethical implications of AI recreating his persona.

“They’re just going to steal my body and do whatever they want with it via digital AI. God, I hope not AI. I’m terrified of that. I’ve been very vocal about it.”

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss. #featured

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