Citing security concerns with Tik Tok, the fastest growing social network in the world, the White House is poised to announce it will ban the app in the US. The app, which includes a lip-syncing feature that is very popular with teens and preteens, caused Tik Tok to catapult to the number one social network in the US. The feds are concerned that the Chinese owned Tik Tok is a security concern for spying on US users, and many banks, companies, and government agencies have banned its use on employee phones.
Pinterest has banned all affiliate links from its site. Affiliate links allow online retailers to track who referred them to their site, and would pay a small amount to the referrer as a result. Pinterest claims this was done because it was "causing a poor user experience," according to a spokesman. Read the full article at Recode.net.