KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Until five months ago, she was a novice in TikTok. Now, with her inimitable approach on the platform, 24-year-old Mamta, better introduced as the ' digital lawyer’, has become a phenomenon on the platform.
WASHINGTON, Sept 18: The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 2: China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.
NEW YORK/HONG KONG, July 29: Some investors of TikTok’s parent company ByteDance seeking to take over the popular social media app are valuing it at about $50 billion, significantly more than peers such as Snap Inc (SNAP.N), according to people familiar with the matter.
CAIRO, July 28: An Egyptian court sentenced several young women to two years in prison Monday for posting “indecent” dance videos on TikTok in a fraught case that critics describe as a further crackdown on self-expression in the conservative society.
Some K-pop stars’ accounts have been blocked from view on TikTok’s China version Douyin, Reuters’ checks showed on Friday, days after South Korea’s media regulator slapped fines on the short-video app for data privacy noncompliance.
KATHMANDU, June 9: TikTok has been a popular app among youths in Nepal. People from all walks of life and social status seem to have made good use of their free time during the lockdown by creating TikTok videos.
TikTok has been the focus of U.S. national-security concerns because of its Chinese ownership. A U.S. national-security agency is reviewing ByteDance’s purchase of TikTok’s precursor, Musical.ly, while the U.S. military branches have banned the app from government-issued phones
NEW DELHI, April 17: Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court’s directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
TikTok, a new social networking app, has taken by India by storm. The 15-second video sharing network is also quite popular in smaller towns of the country. TikTok, however, has come under scanner over misuse of the platform and is now facing ban in India.
The FTC claims Musical.ly, the lip-syncing app TikTok absorbed last August, violated a federal privacy law by failing to ask for parental consent when collecting the personal information from users under the age of 13.