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TikTok Fined $379M Over Children’s Data Privacy

TikTok, the popular global Chinese-owned company, has been found in breach of the European’s General Data Regulation (GDPR) in relation to its violation of children’s privacy. The Irish data watchdog, which regulates TikTok across the EU, charged that the company breached the following eight articles of the GDPR: 5(1)(a); 5(1)(c); 5(1)(f); 24(1); 25(1); 25(2); 12(1); and 13(1)(e) — that is […]


TikTok CEO Seeks To Calm Security Fears

The CEO of TikTok tried to ease critics’ fears about the security of his company’s app during an appearance at a recent conference. Shou Chew was asked at a TED2023 Possibility conference if he could guarantee Beijing would not use the TikTok app, owned by the Chinese tech company ByteDance, to interfere in future U.S. elections. “I can say that […]


US House Speaker Says Lawmakers To Move Forward With TikTok Bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy said on Sunday lawmakers will move forward with legislation to address national security worries about TikTok, alleging China’s government had access to the short video app’s user data. In the United States, there are growing calls to ban TikTok, owned by China-based company ByteDance, or to pass bipartisan legislation to give President […]


TikTok In A Spot Of Bother

According to press reports, the Biden administration is threatening a potential ban of TikTok in the United States if its Chinese owners refuse to sell their stakes in the video-sharing app. The administration’s demand, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, signals a significant shift in the U.S. stance toward Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd., which owns the popular video-sharing app. In […]


How TikTok Keeps Beating The Competition

Just a couple of years ago, TikTok was nothing more than another social media platform for dancing and singing teenagers. And now, here we are in 2023, with TikTok now arguably the most popular social media app in the world, beating long-existing platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. How has this happened? What makes TikTok so competitive? There are several […]


President Trump Seeks To Remove TikTok And WeChat From App Stores

TikTok and WeChat will be banned from U.S. app stores unless U.S. President Donald Trump agrees to a deal involving American companies. The Department of Commerce said it would bar people in the U.S. from downloading the messaging and video-sharing apps through any app store on any platform. The Trump administration says the companies threaten national security and could pass […]


Biden Leads In Battle Ground States But Can’t Ignore Trump’s Juggernaut

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s national polling lead over President Trump has taken a downward turn. This comes after the Republicans wrapped up their National Convention late last week. According to a new Morning Consult poll, Biden is leading with 50 percent support among likely voters, compared with 44 percent for Trump, with another 7 percent undecided. The latest poll […]


Microsoft Seeks To Put The ‘B’ In TikTok

TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based Internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming, has found itself in the Trump administration’s crosshairs. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” President Trump reportedly said. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for TikTok said in a statement that the app is a […]