The Morning After: To Stop the Ban, TikTok Creators Are Suing the US Government - Latest Global News

The Morning After: To Stop the Ban, TikTok Creators Are Suing the US Government

Eight TikTok creators are suing the U.S. government to block a law that would require TikTok’s parent company ByteDance to sell the service or face a U.S.-wide ban. The lawsuit claims that the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment rights of creators who depend on the platform.

TikTok has already filed its own lawsuit against the government, but according to The Washington Post, the Company also “assumes” legal fees for this separate lawsuit. ByteDance has money.

But will it work? Perhaps? A group of TikTok creators sued Montana over an attempted statewide ban last year. And this ban never existed.

– Mat Smith

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In keeping with Global Accessibility Awareness Day, this week Apple is offering eye tracking support for current iPhone and iPad models (with A12 chip), as well as customizable voice commands, music haptics, vehicle motion alerts and more.

With eye tracking enabled, users can look at their screen to navigate apps and menus, then pause on an item to select it. This pause to select an action is called dwell control and is already available on Macs. There are also new vocal shortcuts and music haptics for Apple Music.

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Xbox is also expanding its accessibility with the Proteus Controller, a modular gamepad from peripheral company ByoWave. The controller consists of a group of palm-sized cubes connected together in various configurations and featuring interchangeable buttons and controller faceplates. This means players can set up the Proteus controller in a variety of ways: in one hand, flat on a desktop, or as part of a traditional gamepad with palm grips. The Proteus Controller is now available at a discounted price of $255. Delivery is expected to take place in autumn.

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Bandai announced this week that it is bringing back the Tamagotchi Connection to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the toy’s release. Yes, you are old.

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