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FILE PHOTO: A man stands near a giant sign of Chinese company ByteDance's app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, during China Fashion Week, in Beijing, China March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo(REUTERS)

TikTok founder's $60 billion fortune lands him among world's richest people

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 03:24 PM IST
The Trump administration wanted the Chinese firm, which owns the ubiquitous TikTok video-sharing platform, to get rid of assets.
Anti-coup protesters walk with makeshift shields ahead of a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar Thursday, March 4, 2021. (AP Photo )
Anti-coup protesters walk with makeshift shields ahead of a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar Thursday, March 4, 2021. (AP Photo )

'I will shoot whoever I see': Myanmar soldiers use TikTok to threaten protesters

Reuters | | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar, Singapore
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Already growing fast in Myanmar, TikTok saw a strong rise in downloads after the military banned Facebook last month. It is in the top 20 most downloaded apps in Myanmar, according to industry data.
The TikTok settlement must still be approved by a federal judge.(Reuters File Photo )
The TikTok settlement must still be approved by a federal judge.(Reuters File Photo )

TikTok owner ByteDance to pay $92 million in US privacy settlement

AP | , San Francisco
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:41 AM IST
The federal lawsuit alleged that TikTok broke the Illinois biometric privacy law, which allows suits against companies that harvest consumer data without consent, including via facial and fingerprint scanning.
FILE PHOTO: The TikTok app's logo seen on a mobile phone screen in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The TikTok app's logo seen on a mobile phone screen in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)

TikTok plans US e-commerce expansion with new features: Report

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 06:04 AM IST
TikTok is also rolling out “live-streamed” shopping, a mobile phone version of television shopping channels, where users can buy goods with a few taps.
Pallbearers holds aloft a white casket during the funeral ceremony for a 10-year-old girl who died while participating in a so-called “blackout” challenge while using TikTok social network.(AP)
Pallbearers holds aloft a white casket during the funeral ceremony for a 10-year-old girl who died while participating in a so-called “blackout” challenge while using TikTok social network.(AP)

TikTok agrees to block users in Italy who say they are under 13 after girl dies

Reuters | , Milan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:57 PM IST
Prosecutors in Palermo are investigating that case, which has led to increased scrutiny of children's use of social media platforms.
A view of the TikTok app logo. In a statement, the regulator said that although TikTok had committed to ban registration for children aged under 13, it was nonetheless easy to circumvent this rule.(AP)
A view of the TikTok app logo. In a statement, the regulator said that although TikTok had committed to ban registration for children aged under 13, it was nonetheless easy to circumvent this rule.(AP)

Italy tells TikTok to block users after death of young girl

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:59 PM IST
The ruling came after a girl died of asphyxiation in Palermo, Sicily, in a case that has shocked Italy.
TikTok is wildly popular with teenagers and younger kids. A feature called TikTok for Younger Users offers pre-selected, “age appropriate" videos.(AP)
TikTok is wildly popular with teenagers and younger kids. A feature called TikTok for Younger Users offers pre-selected, “age appropriate" videos.(AP)

TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 04:08 PM IST
TikTok is also blocking users' ability to download videos created by those 15 or younger. This age group will also see direct messaging restricted and won't be able to host live streams.
Engineer Sonam Wangchuk posted a video urging people to boycott TikTok and other Chinese products
Engineer Sonam Wangchuk posted a video urging people to boycott TikTok and other Chinese products

Celebs react to Sonam Wangchuk’s appeal to boycott ‘Made in China’ products, including the TikTok app

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 06:13 PM IST
Milind Soman, Arshad Warsi, Ranvir Shorey and Archana Puran Singh have come out in his support
The man has nearly 5 million followers on video-sharing app TikTok.(REUTERS)
The man has nearly 5 million followers on video-sharing app TikTok.(REUTERS)

TikTok influencer climbs Delhi hotel roof to commit suicide, brought down after 19 hours

Hindustan Times, | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 08:58 AM IST
The 31-year-old man, who has nearly five million followers on the TikTok app, uploaded videos of his threat as well as a “suicide note” on the video sharing app during the period in which the rescuers tried to persuade him to climb down. Once rescued, the man deleted the videos.
Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has written to Prime Minister Narendrs Modi seeking a direction to ban Chinese social media platforms like TikTok and Helo, citing concerns over unauthorized user data sharing.(Bloomberg)
Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has written to Prime Minister Narendrs Modi seeking a direction to ban Chinese social media platforms like TikTok and Helo, citing concerns over unauthorized user data sharing.(Bloomberg)

In letter to PM, RSS offshoot seeks ban on TikTok app

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 01:25 AM IST
In a letter dated July 13, the SJM said India does not have any regulations to ensure that applications provided on the play store are monitored and illicit activity is prevented.
The apex court had earlier refused to stay the Madras High Court order that directed the Centre to ban the “Tiktok” app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it.(Bloomberg)
The apex court had earlier refused to stay the Madras High Court order that directed the Centre to ban the “Tiktok” app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it.(Bloomberg)

Supreme Court directs Madras HC to decide plea of TikTok app on April 24

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 11:45 AM IST
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said if the Madras High Court fails to decided on the plea of TikTok app then its ban order will stand vacated.
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