TikTok has been fined a huge sum of money by the Dutch DPA, a sum total of €750,000, for not appropriately communicating its app's data privacy and usage policy, in accordance with the EU's GDPR.
TikTok is going to replace its current content moderation system with a new process that relies heavily on algorithms. The system will be able to delete content right after it is uploaded.
Zhang Yiming, ByteDance's CEO, noted that he doesn't possess some of the skills needed to make an ideal manager, and his transition to a new position should occur within the next six months.
Microsoft confirmed today that it will no longer buy TikTok's operations in the U.S. after ByteDance dropped its takeover bid. Instead, ByteDance is reportedly opting for a partnership with Oracle.
China has changed the rules on export controls that will impact the sale of TikTok in the United States. It's unclear at this point how it could affect the sale but it could delay the procedure.
Oracle has emerged as the latest U.S. company to be in discussions with TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, over the potential sale of the short-form video app amid President Donald Trump's threats.
US President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders banning any transactions with TikTok and WeChat's parent companies, ByteDance and Tencent Holdings. The order comes into effect in 45 days.
White House economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, has stated that TikTok could start operating as an American firm to avoid running into problems with the current U.S. administration with its trade war.
Social media application TikTok has added an interactive new form of stickers to its platform. The new 'Donation Stickers' can be used in videos made on the app and viewers can donate through them.
A new esports event called the TikTok Cup has been announced by the Collegiate StarLeague in collaboration with TikTok. Open to all college students in the US, the tournament has a prize pool of $60k.
Researchers discovered security flaws in the immensely popular social media application that would have allowed hackers to access users' personal data and manipulate the content on their accounts.
ByteDance-owned social media app TikTok has issued an official apology for blocking the user who posted a viral video which talked about the oppression of Uighur ethnic minority in China.
New research from Sensor Tower suggests that TikTok has been downloaded more than 1.5 billion times making it more popular than the Facebook app, but less popular than WhatsApp and Messenger.
ByteDance, the developer behind the popular short video app TikTok, is allegedly working on its very own smartphone. The jury is still out on whether it can make inroads in the hardware market.