TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew: 3 things to know

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified Thursday at a congressional hearing over concerns about user data collected by the popular video-sharing app and potential Chinese spying. Under his helm, TikTok reached 150 million users in the U.S., the majority of them teens and young adults who are attracted to the app’s simple interface and addictive … Read more

M&D’s set to open for preview weekend

A Lanarkshire theme park will welcome visitors for a special preview weekend next week, ahead of reopening for the 2023 season at the beginning of April. M&D’s will host its preview event on March 25 and 26, with outdoor rides open from noon until 2.30pm and 3pm to 5.30pm. Wristbands allowing unlimited access are now … Read more

Asteroid that could wipe out a city is near, but don’t fear

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city will zip harmlessly between Earth and the moon’s orbit this weekend, missing both celestial bodies. Saturday’s close encounter will offer astronomers the chance to study a space rock from just over 100,000 miles (168,000 kilometers) away. That’s less than half the … Read more

Corner Wrench: Is your vehicle ready to tow?

From basic maintenance to quality-of-life improvements, there’s plenty to review before pulling that toy-hauler out of storage. 2021 RAM 2500 Cummins bumper hitchPhoto by Elliot Alder Trailer condition Before hooking up any trailer — especially one that’s been parked in the backyard or siding over the winter — check its electrical system thoroughly. Yes the … Read more

A fish can sense another’s fear, a study shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Our capacity to care about others may have very, very ancient origins, a new study suggests. It might have been deep-rooted in prehistoric animals that lived millions of years ago, before fish and mammals like us diverged on the tree of life, according to researchers who published their study Thursday in the … Read more

TikTok Isn’t the Solo Problem. Tech Needs Tougher Regulation

REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein The CEO of TikTok, Shou Zi Chew, faced tough questioning from Congress on Thursday. Some of it was animated by security concerns associated with the popular video clip platform that is now used by 150 million Americans. But it was clear that the majority of the animus displayed toward TikTok was really directed … Read more

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