TikTok and its Chinese owner sue US government over “foreign adversary” law — Ars Technica

TikTok and its owner ByteDance today sued the federal government to block the "Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications" law that would prohibit TikTok in the US if the company isn't sold to a non-Chinese firm, writes Jon Brodkin in Ars Technica. 

Tencent, Mercedes-Benz, EA partner for in-car gaming

Tencent, Mercedes-Benz, and Electronic Arts (EA) announced their partnership at Auto China 2024 to bring in-car gaming to Mercedes-Benz vehicles in China.

Apple deletes WhatsApp, Threads from China app store on orders from Beijing — CNN

Apple has removed WhatsApp and Threads from its app store in China, following an order from the country’s internet watchdog, writes Juliana Liu.

US lawmakers vote 50-0 to force sale of TikTok despite angry calls from users — Ars Technica

The House Commerce Committee today voted 50-0 to approve a bill that would force TikTok owner ByteDance to sell the company or lose access to the US market, writes Jon Brodkin. 

Chinese team creates drones with ‘human brains’ able to tackle complex tasks through group chats — SCMP

A team of Chinese scientists has developed drones that can engage in “group chats” to discuss and assign tasks among themselves, much like human...