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After India and US, now Pakistan ban Chinese app TikTok over vulgar content.



Pakistan’s telecommunication authority blocked TikTok on Friday, saying the Chinese language app has didn’t adjust to the federal government’s directions for “growth of an efficient mechanism for proactive moderation of illegal on-line content material,” in accordance with a report by Pakistan’s information channel Geo Information.

The app, which has confronted issues this 12 months in America, India and Australia, was issued a remaining warning by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to reasonable the content material shared on their platform earlier in July.

The authority stated the ban comes as folks from a number of sections of society have expressed their grievances over “immoral and indecent content material on the video-sharing utility.”

Responding to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority warning earlier in July, TikTok informed Reuters that that they had “eliminated greater than 3.7 million “violating person movies” from Pakistan within the second half of 2019.” They’d stated at the moment that 98% of these movies have been eliminated earlier than they have been reported and 89% of these movies have been eliminated “earlier than that they had a single view.”

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority stated that it had issued a remaining discover and had allowed TikTok to answer the grievances and had blocked the app after it observed that objectionable content material was constantly being posted on the app.

The assertion accessed by ANI stated, “Maintaining in view the complaints and nature of the content material being persistently posted on TikTok, PTA issued a remaining discover to the applying and gave appreciable time to reply and adjust to the Authority directions for the event of an efficient mechanism for proactive moderation of illegal on-line content material,”

Pakistan Telecommunication Authorityin their assertion knowledgeable TikTok that it’d overview its resolution if TikTok develops a passable mechanism to reasonable illegal content material.

India banned TikTok on June 2020 together with greater than 150 different cell functions citing that they have been ‘prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, safety of state and public order.’ The transfer got here weeks after the Folks’s Liberation Military of China tried to change the established order on the Line of Precise Management (LAC).


Global smartphone sales down 5.7% in Q3: Gartner



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Global smartphone sales to end-users declined 5.7 per cent year-over-year, totalling 366 million units in Q3 2020, according to Gartner, Inc.

Overall, the global mobile phone sales to end users were down by 8.7 per cent year-over-year to 401 million units in

“Consumers are limiting their discretionary spend even as some lockdown conditions have started to improve,” said Anshul Gupta, senior research director at Gartner as per an official release. “Global smartphone sales experienced moderate growth from the second quarter of 2020 to the third quarter. This was due to pent-up demand from previous quarters.”

The slow recovery was partially due to low nonessential spending owing to economic uncertainties and continued fear of the next wave of the pandemic. The delay in 5G network upgrades has also negatively impacted smartphone vendors, as per the report.

However, when it comes to India, smartphone sales had increased by 9.3 per cent in Q3.

“Early signs of recovery can be seen in a few markets, including parts of mature Asia/Pacific and Latin America. Near normal conditions in China improved smartphone production to fill in the supply gap in the third quarter, which benefited sales to some extent,” said Gupta. “For the first time this year, smartphone sales to end-users in three of the top five markets, i.e., India, Indonesia and Brazil increased, growing 9.3%, 8.5% and 3.3%, respectively.”

Samsung grabbed the top spot in global smartphone sales with a 22 per cent market share, followed by Huawei with a 14.1 per cent share. Xiaomi moved ahead of Apple to grab the position for the first time ever with sales of 44.4 million units. Apple sold 40.5 million units in Q3 2020. Xiaomi and Apple had a market share of 12.1 per cent and 11.1 per cent, respectively. Oppo took the fifty spot with an 8.2 per cent market share.

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