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TikTok has quickly become a key driver of trends and pop culture. With an immense entertainment value and growing influence, the app has been a cause for concern over the years. Now, once more, TikTok is in the headlines due to concerns over their collection and use of personal data.
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What is TikTok doing?
When it first came onto the scene in 2017, TikTok was used by only 1.8% of UK's smartphones. Since then the app has boomed worldwide. Now, over one billion people use the viral app. TikTok is in the headlines once again due to concerns over their collection and use of personal data.
It is seen as a potential security risk for hostile threats. How can dancing teena...
In 2018 the British government pledged to ban conversion therapy across the nation. However, now in 2022 the situation surrounding the practice has become a more difficult to understand.
The latest on conversion therapy in the UK. Credit: Luke Severn
Theresa May's government pledge that it would completely ban all conversion therapy practices in the UK as part of its LGBT equality plan. Many charities and activists were happy to see that the government had recognised the situation and were making plans to change it.
In the summer of 2020, now under Boris Johnson's government, it was stated that plans were due to be brought forward to get start outlining legislation to ban conversion therapy.
In March of 2021, three governme...
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Recently, Twitter was flooded with a 5x6 grid of green, white, and yellow squares. The reason behind that is a daily online game called Wordle which has now been sold to The New York Times.
What is Wordle?
It is a daily game where the user has to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. The letters are spaced out in a grid, and each letter attempted gets marked either in grey, yellow or green. Green letters are part of the final word and in the right place. If they’re yellow, they’re in the final word but in the wrong place and grey letters are not a part of the final word.
The game grants users the ability to share their grid after guessing the word correctly. The grid is made of emojis without any letters. Since it’s the same word for everybody, it is engag
Artificial intelligence systems perform time-consuming tasks quickly and accurately, making it the perfect tool in most situations. But can it make good music?
Is AI the future of music? Can it replace human creativity?
Creative industries such as art and music are often thought to be inherently human, connected with emotive expressions of individual personalities.
With music- in the words of Billy Joel-being an “explosive expression of humanity,” can robots really compose music that connects with people? Will the music even be good?
Abhilash Hareendranathan, Research Associate, University of Alberta, believes AI is capable of making music that is completely indistinguishable as computerised to a human listener.
He said: " Would every singl
It is hard to define “girl power” in a few words, because the meaning and strength of girl power is infinite. The girl power in each person is different. It could be independence, confidence and kindness, or it may be enthusiasm and freedom.
The real power is personal power. This is your life. It's about being confident in your own strength, embracing your identity and being the best "you". Therefore, continue to embrace your Girlpower.
My podcast gives you a deeper dive into the girl power, click and follow my voice.
panic of COVID-19
In December 2019, Wuhan, the scenic city
of Hubei Province, reported several unknown respiratory epidemics. Merely one
month later, the situation was out of control. On January 23, the eve of the
Chinese traditional New Year, the Chinese government announced the closure of
Wuhan, Hubei Province, all public transportation in Wuhan ceased operation.
During this reunion festival, Chinese society had given up plans to travel,
visit relatives, stayed at home for self-isolation. In February 2020, WHO named
the new coronavirus, which was 80 percent similar to SARS, as COVID-19.
Now the world is in the panic of
COVID-19. Ordinary people's daily life was affected. Although at the end of
For an event which originally began as a something to unite people, Notting Hill Carnival has become something of a controversial event that divides communities. This explainer will focus on the main reasons why the two-day festival has become such contentious event and whether the negative perceptions are justified.
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Teens, stop believing everything you read on social media. Perhaps even more contagious than COVID-19 itself is the theory that 5G caused or causes coronavirus. The issue has blown up in the news over the last week, with 5G masts being vandalised and lit on fire all over the world. There’s no 5G article without the words COVID-19 or coronavirus attached to it. But what exactly is 5G and how did it meet coronavirus in a theory? Explained, and debunked in the video below.
?️Angry? ?️Ironic? ?️nothing to say? why is a simple smiling face interpreted into such a complex emotion?
This explainer analyzes facial muscles to see why the smiling face is not friendly at all.
Are video calls something you've always stayed clear from? Are you struggling to know which app to use and how to work it? Well here is a technophobe's guide to using the latest viral craze - Houseparty! The interactive video chat application. Check it out: