FCC Calls on Apple and Google to Remove TikTok from App Stores

TikTok’s the target again. The FCC commissioner believes the app to be of concern to national security, but attempts to remove it from app stores have failed. TikTok TikTok goes the clock, perhaps the time is near.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores. Their reason? National security concerns surrounding TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance.

In a letter to the CEOs of Apple and Google, the FCC Commissioner described ByteDance as “required by law to comply with [Chinese government] surveillance demands.” The commissioner, citing a new report, said that ByteDance’s Chinese staff accessed US TikTok users’ data on multiple occasions.

US officials have expressed concerns that Chinese government access to US users’ data or communications could put national security at risk. The FCC plays no role in regulating internet-based services such as app stores. Previous attempts by the US government to ban TikTok from US app stores have been unsuccessful.

The same day as the report, TikTok announced that it had migrated its US user data to cloud servers in the United States. They also stated that they would eventually be deleting backups of its US user data from its own servers.

The FCC Commissioner responded that he was not assured by the announcement because “it says nothing about where that data can be accessed from.”

Washed Ashore Project Uses Ocean Plastic to Sculpt Animals | Learn English with the News

The plastic problem continues, but Washed Ashore is hoping to bring the problem to attention by turning ocean plastic into incredible sculptures of all the animals that are harmed by it. Sharks, polar bears and marlin, oh my!

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Life-sized sculptures of colorful marine life are traveling in exhibitions across America. The goal is to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean. The sculptures are made entirely from ocean plastic, picked up by volunteers, and formed by artists.

The Washed Ashore Project is trying to communicate the message of ocean conservation using art: saving beauty by creating beauty. The Project started in 2010. Since then they have cleaned 300 miles of beaches, and processed 60,000 lbs. of trash. 86 charismatic works of art, like Gertrude the Penguin, Chompers the Shark, and the American Sea Star have been created.

More than 14,000 people have volunteered for Washed Ashore’s sponsored beach cleanups. Many of these volunteers are involved not only in the beach combing, but also cleaning, and sorting the plastic waste based on size and color.

The process of collecting the trash is often how the artists go through the creative process, envisioning how the haul could be turned into something. A giant penguin was made almost entirely from black flip flops. The flip flops are one of the most easily spotted pieces of waste in the sculptures. They are used for penguin and eagle feathers, salmon stripes, and the leathery skin of sea turtle flippers.

Research Suggests Mushrooms Talk to Each Other

New research suggests that mushrooms may be able to communicate with each other with a vocabulary of up to 50 “words.” We’re skeptical, but who are we to question those who are so wise in the ways of science! Super Mario, what are you doing!?!?

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For people wanting their minds blown, the kingdom of fungi is a never-ending box of tricks.
Mycologists studying the underground filaments of fungi are observing electrical signals similar to a nervous system. This is a normal phenomenon, except that they found the signals were remarkably similar to human language.
When filaments, called “hyphae,” of a wood-digesting fungal species discover a bit of wood to munch on underground, the hyphae begin to light up with “spikes” of electrical signals that reach out to the hyphae of other individuals, and even trees.
One fungi had a series of electrical spikes of almost identical length to English words, while another fungi had spikes even more closely identical to the average word length in the Greek language. Around fifty “words” could be identified based on repetition.
Some scientists are skeptical that the research was done looking for ‘language’, suggesting that this puts a shroud of exaggeration and overexcitement about the findings. To his credit, Professor Adamatzky explained that it could be simply that the electrically-charged tips of hyphae were just creating electromagnetic reactions as they explore the forest underground.
It is not the first piece of science that suggests life outside Animalia communicates with language. Tree scientist Peter Wohlleben believes trees produce scents instead of words, and that soon a computer will be able to detect and attach purposes to the scents, and translate them into words.