TikTok fixes bugs that exposed data
TikTok has fixed a vulnerability on its app that had allowed hackers to manipulate content and extract confidential personal information of users.
House Panel wants a fix to social media’s porn problem
The panel, formed in December, has so far met with representatives of Facebook, TikTok...
TikTok updates community guidelines, bans ‘misleading’ information, ‘hateful’ ideologies
TikTok said in a blog post on Wednesday that the cha...
Hype House and the LA TikTok mansion gold rush
Hype House, the physical location of a new content creator collective, is a Spanish-style mansion perched at the top of a hill on a gated street in Los Angeles.
India sent max TikTok content takedown requests
Firm’s transparency report says government sent 107 requests for user information in 1st half of 2019. The platform said it complied with 47% of these requests from India. TikTok said like other tech companies, it was occasionally presented with requests from various official bodies, such as government agencies or law enforcement officials.
Only big social media companies may face tougher norms
TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube will be impacted as the new rule means tougher norms for policing online content.
Party ad spends for Delhi polls may hit Rs. 170cr
The BJP, AAP and Congress will shell out anywhere between Rs. 150 crore and Rs. 170 crore in total for the upcoming Delhi Elections
TikTok report shows India sends highest number of user information and content takedown requests
TikTok, a popular short video platform, said India sent 107 total requests for user information in the first half 2019. Out of these 99 were legal requests and 8 were emergency requests. A total of 143 user accounts were mentioned in these requests. TikTok said it complied with 47% of these requests from India.
Netas open wallets for social media ads as polls loom
While micro-blogging platform Twitter banned political advertising in October, Google curbed ways in which political parties can micro target their campaigns in November. Chinese ByteDance-owned short-video platform TikTok does not allow political advertising at all.
Baidu CEO is talent shopping in India
Baidu is trying hard to diversify into AI tech from its Chinese-language search engine, as it falls behind the other two in the global technology race. Last year, Baidu posted its first loss since going public almost 15 years ago, as the Chinese tech group saw its ad business hit by a slowing domestic economy.
Bharat shoots its Citizenship Act take on TikTok
TikTok users posting these protest videos were not so long ago shooting videos of themselves dancing, cracking jokes and playing pranks. Its young and semi-urban user base is in stark contrast to the one found on Twitter and Instagram, which is a platform of choice for urban intellectuals, activists, the media and lawyers.
ByteDance, the world’s most valuable startup, weighs selling TikTok
A TikTok stake sale would likely push back any initial public offering for ByteDance. The company has considered an IPO in the US or Hong Kong as soon as next year, but still needs to beef up its international operations and hire a chief financial officer
TikTok, Facebook and Instagram bring music to labels' ears
Music companies such as T-Series, Times Music & Saregama set to earn over Rs 100 crore this year as users put posts on these platforms with their music. Many experts say these are early days and with more users in India getting exposed to social media's features, music labels will benefit more. The revenue potential of these platforms may increase substantially.
Political parties plan to up TikTok presence
TikTok has 200 million users in India. Following a temporary ban by the Madras High Court earlier this year, and a week after it became available again on app stores in India, TikTok had stated in May that it had reclaimed the top spot among free apps on the iOS platform and in the social category on the Google Play Store on Android.
TikTok owner has a new music app for India - Resso
ByteDance Inc is testing a new music app in India and Indonesia as it tries to pull off another global sensation.
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