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After India, Nepal bans Chinese app TikTok

Nepal has joined the list of nations now which have banned Chinese tech giant Bytedance-owned video-sharing platform TikTok.

Case challenging Chinese-owned TikTok ban: Montana receives support of 18 other states

The US state of Montana received the support of 18 other states in its attempt to restrict social media platform TikTok, according to an amici curiae brief filed in the US District Court for the District of Montana.

Handling children's data in Europe: Chinese-owned TikTok fined 345 million euros

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has fined Chinese-owned short video platform TikTok for breaching privacy laws related to the processing of children's personal data in the European Union.

France: Senators propose suspension of TikTok

Paris: French senators have proposed that the government suspends Chinese video-sharing social platform TikTok in France and ask the European Commission to shut it down on the territory of the European Union unless the platform provides explanation how it is tied to its parent company, ByteDance, and what data is transferred to China by January 1, 2024, according to a document, published Thursday on the website of France's upper house.

US: Tiktok star Carl Eiswerth dies in road crash

Popular TikTok star Carl Eiswerth has died in a car crash in the US, media reports said on Sunday.

ByteDance helped China spy on Hong Kong activists using TikTok data, accuses former employee

ByteDance, the owner of video-sharing platform TikTok, allowed the Chinese government access to the data of Hong Kong civil rights activists and protesters, enabling it to track and monitor them, a former employee has alleged.

US President Joe Biden planning to involve TikTok bloggers in promoting 2024 reelection bid: Reports

Washington: The administration of US President Joe Biden plans to involve hundreds of influencers on various social media platforms, including China's TikTok, to support his reelection campaign in the 2024 presidential race, Axios reported on Monday.

UK regulator fines Chinese company-owned TikTok for registering children under 13

London: The United Kingdom's information regulator said on Tuesday that it had issued a 12.7 million pound (almost $16 million) fine to Chinese company-owned video sharing app TikTok for its violations of data protection legislation, including by the provision of services to children under the age of 13 and processing their data without parental consent.

China resolutely objected to Australia’s decision to ban TikTok: Foreign Ministry

Beijing: China has strongly protested Australia's decision to ban TikTok application, owned by the Chinese ByteDance company, on all government devices, foreign ministry’s spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Tuesday.

NATO bans TikTok on devices of staff

Washington: The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has banned its staff from downloading social media platform  TikTok on its provided devices.  

Amsterdam Authorities to ban Chinese TikTok on officials' work phones: Reports

Paris: The municipality of Amsterdam, following the Dutch government's example, intends to ban the Chinese TikTok from the work phones of civil servants, while not excluding a possible ban on Telegram, Dutch media reported on Tuesday.

Norway warns officials against using TikTok, Telegram

Oslo: The Norwegian Justice Ministry said that government officials should not install TikTok or Telegram applications on their work devices due to security concerns.

Canadian officials warn citizens to protect themselves amid Chinese company owned Tiktok's data harvesting claims

Ottawa: Canadian officials have warned citizens to be wary of apps that could leave their data in the "wrong hands" at a time when popular Chinese-owned social media app TikTok faces claims that it has spied on its users.

US: Georgia Gov Brian Kemp bans China-owned TikTok in Peach State executive agencies

Georgia: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has now banned executive agencies from using the China-owned video-sharing app TikTok.

US Senator describes China-owned Tik Tok as an 'enormous threat'

Washington: US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has described China-owned video-sharing app TikTok as an enormous threat to America's privacy.