Tag: TikTok

  • TikTok CEO Tries to Placate Republicans, Claims App Keeps User Data From Beijing

    TikTok CEO Tries to Placate Republicans, Claims App Keeps User Data From Beijing

    Photo: OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP (Getty Images) TikTok executives are attempting to assuage Republican officials that U.S. data is safe and sound in company hands, but their best attempts are unlikely to make any of these GOP lawmakers stray from the warpath against the popular social app. Watch Spoilers of the Week | July 1st 01:43 Now […]

  • FCC Commissioner Tells Google and Apple to Pull TikTok From Their App Stores

    FCC Commissioner Tells Google and Apple to Pull TikTok From Their App Stores

    Photo: Ascannio (Shutterstock) TikTok promises to keep its U.S. users’ data safe and sound are not satisfying at least one member of the Federal Communications Commission. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said in a blistering letter Wednesday that the Chinese company has proved it can’t be trusted with the information users give it, and should bundled […]

  • TikTok Leak Alleges User Data Isn’t Private: ‘Everything Is Seen in China’

    TikTok Leak Alleges User Data Isn’t Private: ‘Everything Is Seen in China’

    Photo: Kevin Frayer (Getty Images) TikTok’s user data drama is back On Friday Chinese-owned TikTok announced it completed the migration of its American user data to Oracle-owned U.S.-based servers, ostensibly bringing to close a years-long national security debate between the company and the U.S. government. We say “ostensibly” because the announcement came within hours of […]

  • Elon Tells Twitter Employees: Make It Less Boring, More Like TikTok

    Elon Tells Twitter Employees: Make It Less Boring, More Like TikTok

    Photo: Christian Marquardt – Pool (Getty Images) Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke to Twitter employees en masse for the first time on a call Thursday to answer their questions on his anticipated $44 billion purchase of the company. While the world’s richest man offered some insight into his managerial style, he didn’t seem keen to […]

  • Political Disinformation Is All Over Kenyan TikTok

    Political Disinformation Is All Over Kenyan TikTok

    It’s more than just dance crazes and food trends. TikTok has become another of social media’s key players in the political landscape worldwide.Image: DANIEL CONSTANTE (Shutterstock) Political disinformation and hate speech is going viral on TikTok in Kenya ahead of a critical national election, according to a new report from the Mozilla Foundation. Featured Videos […]

  • TikTok Wants to Be More Like Twitch With Launch of Livestream Subscription Service

    TikTok Wants to Be More Like Twitch With Launch of Livestream Subscription Service

    Photo: FeatureChina (AP) There’s a new kid on the livestreaming block, and their name is TikTok. But in an increasingly crowded field of streaming stock, time will tell which one will walk the walk, talk the talk, and not balk… Yes, I did get paid to write that terrible rhyme. Featured Videos Bringing Inquisitors Into […]

  • California Bill Could Allow Parents to Sue for Their Kid’s TikTok Habit

    California Bill Could Allow Parents to Sue for Their Kid’s TikTok Habit

    Photo: Ilina Yuliia (Shutterstock) A new bill coming down the pike in the California state legislature could be a huge swing in precedent for parents’ ability to sue companies for what some consider addictive online content. The Social Media Platform Duty to Children Act passed the state assembly on Monday and now goes to the […]