TikTok agrees to pay $92 million in privacy lawsuit in US
In 2019, TikTok settled a $1.1 million lawsuit over alleged children's privacy allegations.
TikTok removed 6.14M accounts for violating its community guidelines in H2 2020
The company said it prevented 173.2 million accounts from bei...
YouTube Shorts to compete with TikTok in US
The streaming platform is also testing a shopping feature that will allow viewers to buy products...
ByteDance not in preliminary talks to list TikTok on NYSE: Source
The Global Times, published by China's ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily newspaper, said earlier on its Twitter account that ByteDance was in preliminary talks about a NYSE listing.
ByteDance explores sale of Indian TikTok assets to rival firm Glance: Report
Glance's parent, mobile advertising technology firm InMobi, also owns short-video app Roposo that has gained in popularity after TikTok was banned by the Indian government in July last year.
TikTok sale to Walmart, Oracle takes back seat as Biden reviews security: WSJ
Trump's administration had cited national security concerns in its targeting of TikTok, arguing that the personal data of U.S. users could be obtained by China's government.
TikTok, Tik.... The clock's run out on ByteDance’s India dream
TikTok always had a rocky relationship with India. Now, as the most valued startup in the world exits its biggest international market, a look at the key events that underscored the tumultuous run.
TikTok parent Bytedance starts layoffs in India after permanent ban
India was TikTok’s largest international market before it was initially barred, along with others, in the wake of border tension with China in June.
TikTok owner's sales doubled to $35 billion despite US ban
The Chinese company managed to grow operating profit to roughly $7 billion in 2020 from less than $4 billion the prior year.
India to permanently ban 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok
The government had banned 59 Chinese apps in June last year referring to them as being “prejudicial” to India’s sovereignty, integrity and national security.
Italy tells TikTok to block users after death of young girl
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.
Russia wages online battle against TikTok and YouTube
In Russia, where state-controlled media outlets co-exist in stark contrast with online platforms popular among the opposition, authorities have ramped up efforts to contain and even replace sites that are seen as a threat.
TikTok is poised to outlast Trump, and to test Biden
TikTok’s future will fall into the hands of Biden, who has said little about the company or the broader, bipartisan concerns about the growing influence of Chinese technology companies.
Starting Wednesday, the default privacy setting for TikTok users aged 13 to 15 will be private. That means only someone the user approves as a follower can view their videos, which was not the case previously.
India ban hits TikTok download numbers hard globally
However, the growth in downloads slowed to a measly 2% in September over the same month last year, according to the data shared by app analytics firm Sensor Tower. Before the ban, TikTok downloads in the first six months of the year grew 85% from the year-ago period.