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Gaming megastar Ninja said he's deleting TikTok
Publisher:  business insider
Friday, 10 July 2020 05:17

  • Streaming superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins tweeted he's deleting TikTok.
  • "Hopefully a less intrusive company (data farming) that isn't owned by China can recreate the concept legally," Blevins said.
  • This week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Trump both said a US ban on TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is being considered.
  • While Pompeo cited national security fears, while Trump suggested it would be a way to punish China for the coronavirus pandemic.
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Streaming superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins announced on Thursday that he's ditching TikTok, the video-sharing app beloved by Generation Z, over privacy concerns.

"I have deleted the TIK TOK app off all my devices," Blevins tweeted to his 6 million followers. 

"Hopefully a less intrusive company (data farming) that isn't owned by China can recreate the concept legally, such funny and amazing content on the app from influencers," he added.

Blevins was the most-watched game streamer on Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch before he signed an exclusivity deal with Microsoft's streaming service Mixer in August 2019. Microsoft shut down Mixer on June 22, releasing Blevins from his contract. Blevins indicated this week that he might return to YouTube.

Blevins did not elaborate on why he thought TikTok was more intrusive than other social media apps like Facebook and Twitter. But his announcement is indicative that growing US political hostility towards the app may be filtering down.

TikTok is owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, a fact which has made it a target for US politicians.

And Blevins' announcement comes the same week the Trump administration said it is considering banning the app.

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Monday the US government was "certainly" considering banning TikTok on the grounds that it could constitute a national security threat. Pompeo said US citizens should be wary of downloading the app or else he thinks their data could end up "in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party."

On Tuesday President Trump weighed in, saying a TikTok ban could be a way for him to punish China for the coronavirus pandemic.

TikTok denies that it is a security risk, and has sought to distance itself from its Chinese roots. 

"TikTok is led by an American CEO, with hundreds of employees and key leaders across safety, security, product, and public policy in the US," a TikTok spokesperson told Business Insider on Wednesday following Trump's remarks. "We have no higher priority than promoting a safe and secure app experience for our users. We have never provided user data to the Chinese government, nor would we do so if asked," they added.

TikTok itself does not operate in mainland China, but is the international version of its sister app Douyin, which is live in China.

On Friday TikTok confirmed its withdrawal from Hong Kong after China implemented a sweeping new national security law in the previously semi-autonomous region.

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Jasmine Sanders Shares Insane Bikini Video On Instagram
Publisher:  The Daily Caller
Friday, 10 July 2020 05:16

WOW!

94-year-old Holocaust survivor invites DeSean Jackson to tour Auschwitz
Publisher:  FOXNews
Friday, 10 July 2020 05:16

A 94-year-old Holocaust survivor is inviting embattled Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson to visit Nazi death camps after Jackson shared anti-Semitic posts on Instagram.

UEFA Champions League draw live on CBS Sports HQ: How to watch, stream online, start time, teams
Publisher:  CBS Sports
Friday, 10 July 2020 05:15

The Champions League and Europa League will return next month

Bayern transfer policy blasted as Hoffenheim director calls Bundesliga champions out for 'talent-poaching'
Publisher:  Goal.com News - English - America
Friday, 10 July 2020 05:15

The German champions are known for hoovering up the country's top talent, and some of their rivals are growing tired of their dominance

‘Impunity Is the Story of Our Times’
Publisher:  The American Prospect
Friday, 10 July 2020 05:15

An interview with filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer

Fri Jul 10 '20 Announcement from Flash: World's Most Powerful 210W USB-C Powerbank
Publisher:  Indiegogo: Announcements
Friday, 10 July 2020 05:13

Hi Backers,

Wow what an insane week it has been. Last week we’d opened up a Google form to those of you who were interested in paying a little extra to have your order sent out earlier after the suggestion from many backers. 938 of you have responded! Thank you for your support. Let’s give a round of applause to our team who have clocked in many hours to individually calculate and reach out to you with your shipping quote. 

If you are interested in paying extra to assist with the expedited shipping of your order and haven’t already filled out the form, please fill out the form below (only once) and a member of our team will reach out to you with a shipping quote. 

I would like to receive a quote to assist with faster shipping 

If you’ve already filled out the form, please do not fill out the form again multiple times as this results in extra work for us and you end up receiving multiple emails. To date we’ve individually reached out to every backer who filled out the form with their shipping quotes. If you haven’t received a quote yet it’s because you fall into one of the following categories:

~ You only filled out the form in the last 24 hours: We will calculate your quote and reach out to you later today

~ You only just backed the campaign: Please note that it takes 14 days to receive your Backerkit survey after you’ve placed your order. We cannot provide a quote without your survey so we ask you reach out again after you’ve received and completed your survey

~ You backed the campaign yet your survey is incomplete: You can complete your survey here

~ You are from the Middle East which includes Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South America or a remote country: We are unable to provide a quote, as no shipping forwarder is able to ship power banks due to the temporary shipping ban in place for battery products 

~ None of the above: We are checking for a quote from other shipping forwarders as the main company we use is temporarily unable to ship to your location  

We would like to clarify that these quotes are for our chosen shipping method and not for Fedex or DHL or other express courier service as these couriers would be in excess of triple the price. Expedited shipping means that we will ship it out straight away instead of waiting until we are able to find an economical method that has proven to remain a challenge for most countries during this period. 

Shipping Progress

~We have finished shipping to China, Taiwan and Macau, Singapore, HK & Japan. Our shipping company requires addresses and names in China, Macau and Taiwan to be in Chinese characters, so please reach out to us at help@chargeasap.com with this information so we can dispatch your order if you haven’t already.

~ Our shipping agent is now concentrating on fulfilling rewards for our backers in Korea, Thailand and the rest of Asia with the exception of Malaysia as the shipping price is still double pre-COVID. If you are from Malaysia and would like to receive your order faster by assisting with shipping, we are willing to cover the majority of the increase in price so please fill out the form above for a quote

~ Shipping to US (about 2,837 backers) The mesh production has just started as we needed to re-design the original packaging so the mesh would fit. The production is estimated to take around 15 days. When this has been completed, we will then bulk ship via sea to our fulfilment centre based in California, US

~ Shipping to Europe (about 1,792 backers) is still very challenging at the moment and we are still working on finding an economical shipping solution

~ Shipping to, Canada & India: The shipping suspension on these two countries has just been lifted however the shipping price is still 160% more compared to pre-COVID. The ongoing tensions between China and India has also added further increases to shipping. We are currently working on finding an economical shipping solution

~ Shipping to Australia and New Zealand: The shipping price is still more than 80% higher than pre-COVID. We are currently working on finding an economical shipping solution

- Shipping to Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Africa, South America and remote countries remains unavailable until the temporary shipping suspension has been lifted. This is a situation that is being monitored daily so we will advise when things have changed. We’ve placed you in a separate list and will notify you the day shipping resumes to these countries.

Thank you for your continued support and patience through such uncertain times. Our entire team remains committed to shipping rewards to all our backers as quickly as possible. 

Speak soon,

Chargasap Team


California sues Trump administration over 'absurd' student visa policy
Publisher:  UPI
Friday, 10 July 2020 05:11

California is suing the Trump administration over its new policy requiring international students to take in-person classes or face deportation.

Charly Jordan Stuns In Black Lingerie To Portray Deadly Character In TikTok Video
Publisher:  inquisitr
Friday, 10 July 2020 05:11

Charly Jordan attends Abyss By Abby Launch at Beauty & Essex

Charly Jordan’s latest TikTok video had her followers gushing over her brief but powerful performance.

In the caption of her video, the model and DJ described her character’s dark backstory. Charly wrote that she was portraying a woman who had just seduced her abusive husband before murdering him. For her role, Charly rocked a black lingerie set that included a bra constructed out of delicate lace. The garment was semi-sheer, and it featured swirling designs on its underwire cups. The outer edges of the bra were trimmed with flirty eyelash lace.

Charly also wore a pair of mesh panties that featured a V-shaped accent on the front. The underwear had a high leg and a waistline that hit slightly below the navel.

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth calls President Trump and Tucker Carlson 'insecure men' who have no idea what 'true patriotism' means
Publisher:  business insider
Friday, 10 July 2020 05:10

  • Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth responded in a column to Fox News host Tucker Carlson's heated monologues in which he questioned her patriotism.
  • In an opinion column titled "Tucker Carlson Doesn't Know What Patriotism Is," Duckworth accused Carlson of disingenuously conflating her previous remarks.
  • Also attacking President Donald Trump, she said "attacks from self-serving, insecure men who can't tell the difference between true patriotism and hateful nationalism will never diminish my love for this country."
  • Duckworth, a double-amputee and a US Army veteran, added: "These titanium legs don't buckle."
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Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois replied Thursday to Fox News host Tucker Carlson's heated monologues from the week, in which the outspoken conservative personality questioned her patriotism.

In a New York Times opinion column titled "Tucker Carlson Doesn't Know What Patriotism Is," Duckworth accused Carlson of purposefully misrepresenting her previous comment about having a national dialogue on the removal of historical monuments.

She said the Fox host wrongly twisted her words to suggest she supported having the statues removed.

In the column, Duckworth wrote: "Let me be clear: I don't want George Washington's statue to be pulled down any more than I want the Purple Heart that he established to be ripped off my chest. I never said that I did."

"Led by the Fox News host Tucker Carlson and egged on by President Trump, they began questioning my love for the country I went to war to protect, using words I never actually said and ascribing a position to me that I do not actually hold," Duckworth said.

"Mr. Carlson disingenuously claimed that because I expressed an openness to 'a national dialogue' about our founders' complex legacies, people like me 'actually hate America.'"

Duckworth, an outspoken critic of the president, accused him and Carlson of being "desperate for America's attention to be on anything other than Donald Trump's failure to lead our nation."

"They should know, though, that attacks from self-serving, insecure men who can't tell the difference between true patriotism and hateful nationalism will never diminish my love for this country — or my willingness to sacrifice for it so they don't have to," Duckworth said. "These titanium legs don't buckle."

"The hateful vision for America parroted by Mr. Trump and Mr. Carlson will not win," Duckworth added. "Their relentless efforts to drive wedges between us will not work forever. We are too resilient a nation, too diverse a people, to let them."

Carlson and Duckworth's feud began after the senator's remarks about Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore last weekend

In a CNN interview on Sunday, Duckworth was asked for her thoughts on removing monuments dedicated to notable slave-owning American leaders including President George Washington. Duckworth replied by saying the US needed a "national dialogue" on the matter.

Carlson, who described the removal of historical US monuments as part of "cancel culture," questioned Duckworth's love for the country.

"Most people just ignore her," Carlson said during his show on Monday. "But when Duckworth does speak in public, you're reminded what a deeply silly and unimpressive person she is."

He added: "Well, it's long been considered out of bounds to question a person's patriotism. It's a very strong charge and we try not ever to make it. But in the face of all of this, the conclusion can't be avoided: These people actually hate America, there's no longer a question about that."

Duckworth appeared to reply in a tweet shortly afterward, "Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?"

Duckworth deployed to Iraq as a pilot in 2004, where she lost both her legs after her helicopter was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. She went on to win a House seat in 2012 and was elected to the Senate in 2016. 

On his program the next day, Carlson called Duckworth a "fraud" and claimed she was using her military background, "since she was once injured," to drown out his argument.

Carlson, who claimed to have reached out to Duckworth's staff, also called her a "coward" for refusing to accept his invitation to debate him on his show.

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