Chinese social media firm Bytedance, which owns Tiktok and Helo apps, has announced the closure of its India business following continued restrictions on its services in the country.
The US teen sensation and dancer Charli D’Amelio has managed to carve a niche for herself on TikTok. The 16-year-old has become the first video creator to clock in 100 million followers.
Three months after becoming the TikTok Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kevin Mayer has quit his role amid U.S. pressure for its Chinese owner to sell the popular video app. Mayer decided to quit after Trump threatened to ban TikTok in the US within 90 days if the US operations of the TikTok is not sold to a domestic company.
Some experienced US lawyers predict that TikTok hardly has the opportunity to win the lawsuit that the company has filed over the US government's executive order of banning any transaction with its parent company ByteDance, but the move is not unnecessary.
In an interesting turn of events, Cloud major Oracle has entered the race to acquire TikTok as US President Donald Trump issued an executive order to direct China-based ByteDance to sell its TikTok business in the US within 90 days.
Growth of TikTok has raised concerns among security experts because it uses a powerful algorithm that customises content to users based on a number of user characteristics.
The new feature is set to roll out to this fall in the US as well as Canada and Australia and soon to be made available in other markets
After banning major Chinese apps, including TikTok, UC Browser, the Centre has blocked Baidu Search and Weibo apps - the most influential apps of China and dubbed as the country’s answer to Google search and Twitter respectively, in India.
Trump's remarks came after media reported that Technology giant Microsoft is in talks to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, a deal that would give the U.S. software giant a popular social-media service while alleviating the Trump administration's pressure on TikTok and its parent company ByteDance Ltd.
Chinese unicorn ByteDance which owns the popular short video-sharing app TikTok has received approval from the British government to move its headquarters from Beijing to London, The Sun newspaper reported.
Republican Ken Buck offered the proposal to bar TikTok from federal devices as part of a $741 billion defense policy bill, according to a report in Politico on Monday.
All the information is going straight to massive super computers in the cloud in China, US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien said, adding, “So China is going to know everything about you. They are going to have biometrics on you. You ought to be very careful regarding who you give such personal information to.”
Amazon.com asks its employees to remove TikTok from their phones. An internal email allegedly barred the workers from keeping the video sharing app on their phones citing security risks.
Chinese app TikTok will exit the Hong Kong market within days as other technology companies including Facebook have suspended processing government requests for user data in the region.
Right after Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, users scrambled to find alternatives as these apps had made inroads into the lives of millions of Indians. TikTok itself, had become source of income for many content makers, especially young. Their online fame disappeared overnight.
Chinese media outlet The Global Times on Wednesday twitted that the loss of Chinese internet company ByteDance, which is the parent company of Tik Tok, could rise upto $6 Billion after India banned 59 Chinese apps.
Chinese Apps Banned in India: TikTok on Tuesday said it is in the process of complying with the government’s order on blocking of the app, and asserted that it has not shared information of Indian users with any foreign government, including that of China.
Some popular Chinese apps have been banned in India. Cyber expert explains what is to be done next. Government said it was doing this keeping in mind the concerns from citizens regarding security of data and risk to privacy relating to operation of certain apps.
The government on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, ShareIt, Club Factory, UC Browser, and many more.
Several messages on social media claimed that the Indian government had banned or warned against the use of popular Chinese Apps like Tik Tok, Helo, UC News.