Telegram is adding a new privacy layer, letting you sign-up without your real phone number and use instead anonymous numbers from the Fragment blockchain platform. Also new, set a global auto-delete timer to remove messages in all new chats without leaving a trace.
A hot potato: Expressing a bipartisan concern about China surveillance on US citizens, FCC commissioner Brendan Carr wants a national ban against the TikTok app. However, TikTok is not giving in and is still looking forward to an agreement with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
In context: French authorities have imposed the maximum possible fine against Clearview AI, a biometric startup selling its controversial facial recognition technology to governments and law enforcement worldwide. The company must delete the data already acquired on French citizens or face an additional €100,000 fine per day.