Pakistan lifts TikTok ban for second time

One of Prime Minister Imran Khan's advisers has previously blamed it for promoting the 'exploitation, objectification and sexualisation' of young girls

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After US and India, EU consumers' group raises concern over TikTok's safety

Chinese video-based application TikTok continues to face global scrutiny after the United States and India cracked down on the app for its alleged links with the Chinese government, and for…

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India permanently bans 59 Chinese mobile apps including TikTok

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology reportedly issued fresh notices to 59 Chinese smartphone applications, making the ban on these applications permanent

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Tiktok is poised to outlast Trump and to test Biden

TikTok is far from the only company with a stake in Biden’s approach to Chinese technology giants, which have increasingly tried to reach customers around the world

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After death of 10-year-old, Italy orders TikTok to ban unverified users

Italy's data privacy watchdog ordered TikTok on Friday to block accounts of users in Italy whose age could not be confirmed by the service after a 10-year-old girl died

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China launches counter-mechanism to US sanctions list

That language closely tracks wording that Beijing has used to repeatedly denounce US actions against Chinese companies

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China asks US to stop 'bullying' after Trump bans TikTok and WeChat; threatens retaliation

As per the orders, all US locals will be unable to download any updates of TikTok from Sunday and WeChat app would lose functionality in the country

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US to ban TikTok and WeChat downloads from September 20

The US plans involves barring citizens from downloading the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok on September 20.

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Trump not happy with Oracle having minority shares in TikTok

Senator Marco Rubio and five other Republican senators on Wednesday urged the administration to reject the deal as long as ties remained to Chinese owner ByteDance, and asked the President to…

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Oracle confirms proposal to be TikTok's 'tech partner' in the US

If it goes through, Oracle will become a technology partner for the Chinese firm

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ByteDance to invest billions, recruit hundreds in Singapore in three years: Source

A company source has also revealed that TikTok had moved some engineers to Singapore from China, starting this year

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Walmart says teaming with Microsoft in bid for TikTok

Walmart is likely interested in TikTok to better connect with younger shoppers who turn to the internet for lifestyle trends

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TikTok in trouble again with an 'offensive' Holocaust trend

The participants of the trend are recording short videos telling their made-up stories of how they survived the Holocaust

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Setting the record straight: TikTok denies Trump's accusations

The company claims they have set up the information hub and the Twitter account as a step further in maintaining transparency and accountability

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China blasts US 'digital gunboat diplomacy' over TikTok

Zhao Lijian said TikTok had done everything required by the US, including hiring only Americans as its top executives, hosting its servers in the US and making public its source code

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Trump not happy with Oracle having minority shares in TikTok

Senator Marco Rubio and five other Republican senators on Wednesday urged the administration to reject the deal as long as ties remained to Chinese owner ByteDance, and asked the President to…

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Oracle confirms proposal to be TikTok's 'tech partner' in the US

If it goes through, Oracle will become a technology partner for the Chinese firm

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ByteDance to invest billions, recruit hundreds in Singapore in three years: Source

A company source has also revealed that TikTok had moved some engineers to Singapore from China, starting this year

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Walmart says teaming with Microsoft in bid for TikTok

Walmart is likely interested in TikTok to better connect with younger shoppers who turn to the internet for lifestyle trends

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TikTok in trouble again with an 'offensive' Holocaust trend

The participants of the trend are recording short videos telling their made-up stories of how they survived the Holocaust

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Setting the record straight: TikTok denies Trump's accusations

The company claims they have set up the information hub and the Twitter account as a step further in maintaining transparency and accountability

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China blasts US 'digital gunboat diplomacy' over TikTok

Zhao Lijian said TikTok had done everything required by the US, including hiring only Americans as its top executives, hosting its servers in the US and making public its source code

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Trump claims to possess evidence against ByteDance; orders to divest interest in TikTok within 90 days

'There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that ByteDance ... might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States,' Trump said.

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China to raise issues surrounding WeChat, TikTok in trade talks with US

Agricultural purchases and the dollar-yuan exchange rate will also be among the topics to be discussed in the virtual meeting that may take place as early as this week

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TikTok tracked Android devices in direct violation of Google's policy

This is in direct violation of Google’s data policies, and reportedly this data logging went on for 15 months

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US ban on TikTok could cut it off from app stores, advertisers

Trump signed an order last week prohibiting transactions with TikTok if its parent ByteDance does not reach a deal to divest it in 45 days

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White House says unclear whether US government will get cut of TikTok sale

White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany, speaking to reporters at a separate briefing, also gave no other details and said she did not want to get ahead of Trump on the issue

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US Republicans worry China might use TikTok to meddle in election

A group of top Republican US Senators on Tuesday ramped up pressure on TikTok

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'Unsatisfactory response' prompts Pak to issue final warning to TikTok over 'immoral' content

TikTok, owned by China-based ByteDance, is already facing problems with authorities in a number of countries including in Australia, India, and the United States due to security and privacy issues…

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TikTok faces scrutiny in Australia after India and US raise question on data security

The company opened an office in Australia in the recent weeks.

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Some K-Pop stars' TikTok accounts blocked from viewing in China

China accumulated 196.6 million downloads of Douyin as of the first quarter of 2020. 

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South Korean regulator fines TikTok over mishandling child data

The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) began the investigation into this matter back in October 2019 and found that TikTok collected that data of children under the age of 14 without consent…

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Trump administration action on risks posed by TikTok likely 'in weeks': White House

TikTok defended its security practices in a statement, saying: “We are fully committed to protecting our users’ privacy and securi

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Instagram unveils 'Reels' in India to woo TikTokers after app ban

The app will allow users to create videos with popular songs, but with a cap of 15 seconds on it

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TikTok will exit Hong Kong market within days, says company spokesman

The short-form video app owned by China-based ByteDance has made the decision to exit the region following China's establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous…

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Russia fines TikTok over calls for minors to join protests

The ruling comes as Russia ramps up pressure on foreign tech platforms, with a Moscow court also hitting Twitter on Friday with three fines totalling 8.9 million rubles for the same violation as…

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Pakistan lifts TikTok ban for second time

One of Prime Minister Imran Khan's advisers has previously blamed it for promoting the 'exploitation, objectification and sexualisation' of young girls

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After US and India, EU consumers' group raises concern over TikTok's safety

Chinese video-based application TikTok continues to face global scrutiny after the United States and India cracked down on the app for its alleged links with the Chinese government, and for…

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India permanently bans 59 Chinese mobile apps including TikTok

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology reportedly issued fresh notices to 59 Chinese smartphone applications, making the ban on these applications permanent

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Tiktok is poised to outlast Trump and to test Biden

TikTok is far from the only company with a stake in Biden’s approach to Chinese technology giants, which have increasingly tried to reach customers around the world

via The New York Times
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After death of 10-year-old, Italy orders TikTok to ban unverified users

Italy's data privacy watchdog ordered TikTok on Friday to block accounts of users in Italy whose age could not be confirmed by the service after a 10-year-old girl died

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Reddit buys TikTok's competitor Dubsmash; promises diversity

Reddit has used the perfect opportunity of the fall of the Chinese-owned app TikTok to expand their own services with the takeover of Dubsmash

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Second US judge blocks Trump's TikTok ban

The White House claims TikTok is a national security risk because of potential links to the Beijing government through its Chinese owner ByteDance

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US decides against enforcing TikTok ban following court ruling

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the US Commerce Department had decided to hold off on enforcing a Trump administration order to ban the video-sharing app owned by Chinese-based…

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Pakistan to lift ban on TikTok after it vows to moderate content

Pakistan has decided to lift a ban on popular social media app TikTok after the company vowed to block all accounts involved in spreading "obscenity and immorality", the country's telecom…

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Now, Pakistan decides to block Chinese app TikTok

Pakistan decided to raise the issue of banning the popular app as the PTA believes the content available on the app is immoral, indecent and spreads wrong values among the Pakistani youth

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TikTok launches guide on fighting misinformation during US elections

The guide will be available at the bottom of all election-related videos and all content posted by the verified accounts of political figures and parties

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Hours before court hearing, Judge rejects bid to delay TikTok ban

Request of TikTok creators was rejected as the creators 'will still be able to create, publish, and share content for their millions of current followers.'

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US to not back down from TikTok ban; court hearing on Sunday

The ban can cause an irreparable damage to the Chinese video-sharing app which has nearly 100 million users in the US

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TikTok asks court to block Trump's ban claiming it to be US elections' agenda

The President had announced that he will be willing to let the app entertain its millions of American users only if ByteDance gives up the control over its US operations

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TikTok proposes new deal with Oracle and Walmart; Trump gives his blessings

Considering the new deal, the US Commerce Department has extended the deadline of the US ban…

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China launches counter-mechanism to US sanctions list

That language closely tracks wording that Beijing has used to repeatedly denounce US actions against Chinese companies

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China asks US to stop 'bullying' after Trump bans TikTok and WeChat; threatens retaliation

As per the orders, all US locals will be unable to download any updates of TikTok from Sunday and WeChat app would lose functionality in the country

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US to ban TikTok and WeChat downloads from September 20

The US plans involves barring citizens from downloading the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok on September 20.

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Trump not happy with Oracle having minority shares in TikTok

Senator Marco Rubio and five other Republican senators on Wednesday urged the administration to reject the deal as long as ties remained to Chinese owner ByteDance, and asked the President to…

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How social media companies will handle post-US election scenarios

In the run-up to the US election 2020 in November, social media companies like Facebook Inc and Twitter have announced new rules for various post-election scenarios.

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