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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.

TikTok denies tracking US citizens

Washington/UNI: TikTok has denied a report that a China-based team at its parent company ByteDance planned to use the app to track the locations of US citizens.

Taliban govt to ban Pubg, Tiktok in Afghanistan in 3 months

The Taliban government has decided to ban Pub G and TikTok apps in the next three months.

UK Parliament closes its TikTok account amid risk of data being passed to Chinese govt

London: The UK Parliament has shut down its TikTok account after MPs raised concerns about the risk of data being passed to the Chinese government, media reports said on Wednesday.

Ukraine war: Over 20 pc drop in Russian contributors on YouTube

Moscow: YouTube has witnessed a 21 percent drop in the number of Russian-language active contributors from February 24, the day when Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine, to April 20, according to the data unveiled on Saturday by the Russian analytical group Brand Analytics.

Taliban bans PUBG, Tiktok

Kabul: The Taliban government has directed the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) to ban access to online game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and the video-sharing app TikTok, stating that the younger generation is going astray due to them.