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.