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Pakistan: TikToker, who was filming video on India-Pakistan match, shot dead by security guard

A private security guard shot dead a Pakistani Tiktoker in Karachi city when he was shooting a video of the recently held T20 World Cup group stage match between India and Pakistan.

Iraqi TikTok star Ghufran Sawadi shot dead by unknown gunman

Iraqi social media influencer Ghufran Sawadi, better known as Umm Fahad, was shot dead by an unknown gunman outside her house in Baghdad on Friday.

Definat TikTok refuses to leave US market despite impending ban after Biden signs bill against Chinese firm

Washington: Chinese company ByteDance has said that it would challenge the US law that has put TikTok’s existence in the US in trouble and claimed that a ban on the app would be equivalent to a ban on people of the US and their voices.

TikTok influencer Eva Evans dies at 29, cause of death not disclosed

Popular TikTok influencer Eva Evans, who created and featured in web comedy series "Club Rat", died at the age of 29, leaving her followers mourning.

US House of Representatives ratifies bill to ban TikTok if it continues ties with China

Washington: US House of Representatives legislators gave quick approvals to two crucial aid bills on Saturday, aimed at countering China's influence and bolstering Taiwan, media reported.

TikTok's separation from parent ByteDance superficial; sent US users' private data every 14 days to China: Report

TikTok allegedly instructed its staff to send information related to American users to its Beijing-based parent company, according to a recent report.

US govt might sue Chinese-owned TikTok for allegedly deceiving users

The US Federal Trade Commission has been investigating social media platform TikTok, which is owned by the China-based company ByteDance, for faulty privacy practices and might decide to sue the platform, alleging that it violates a children's privacy law and misleads its users by saying that China has no access to their personal data, Politico reported, citing three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

UK official says TikTok rarely used for extremist purposes but some content becomes viral

Most people in the world do not use TikTok for extremist purposes, but some content, originally published there, becomes viral, Robin Simcox, Commissioner for Countering Extremism at the United Kingdom Home Office, said on Thursday.

British minor boy dies after 'chroming' challenge on TikTok goes wrong

The family of an 11-year-old from the United Kingdom has claimed that he died due to a challenge which is going on in the Chinese-owned app TikTok.

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.