Here are the countries that have bans on TikTok

A growing number of countries in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific have banned the popular video-sharing app TikTok from government devices as privacy and cybersecurity concerns increase. A handful have prohibited the app altogether.

Reversing Greece’s brain drain

Greece’s Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research is preparing to receive deep-tech startups from NATO countries at its business accelerator in Agia Paraskevi, northern Athens, within the next year.

Some 77 percent of Greeks get their news from social media, professor says

About 77 percent of the Greek public learn the news from social media, while there is a trend for most people to put emphasis on information originating from TikTok and Facebook, Alternate Professor of International Journalism at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Nikos Panagiotou, told a conference on Monday.

One in seven teens use too much social media

One in seven Greek teenagers (13%) spend so much time on social media it has a negative impact on their state of mind, according to preliminary data gathered by the Research University Institute of Mental Health (EPIPSY) as part of a nationwide survey into behaviors related to the health of adolescent students.

Greece ‘an important market for Huawei’

Huawei’s intention to maintain and intensify its presence in the Greek market, which began about two decades ago, was expressed by Radoslaw Kedzia, vice president for Huawei’s CEE and Nordic Europe region, during his meeting with Greek journalists in the framework of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Digital taxman is on the way

After 26 years of the electronic systems Taxis (tax system) and Taxisnet (applications for citizens), the government and the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) are proceeding with changes.

Possible alternatives to animal testing

In 1937, an American drug company introduced an elixir to treat strep throat – and unwittingly set off a public health disaster. The product, which had not been tested in humans or animals, contained a solvent that turned out to be toxic. More than 100 people died.

Aegean boarding pass meets wallet app

Aegean Airlines has simplified the boarding process on domestic Greek flights through the personal identification details uploaded from the Wallet application to its Digital ID application as of Thursday.

Universities bracing for onslaught of new chatbot

As educational institutions around the world report a spike in plagiarism stemming from increasingly widespread use of ChatGPT, Greek universities are bracing for the impact of the new AI-driven chatbot, effectively a highly sophisticated search engine.

Politics and disinformation

The international group of journalists’ uncovering of an Israeli company which specializes in disinformation and election manipulation is important and most interesting. It gives names and faces to activities which are conducted in deep darkness.