U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy issued a preliminary injunction today to block the state of Montana from enforcing its law that would have banned access to TikTok in that state on January. 1, 2024.
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ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, has confirmed it will "restructure our gaming business" and could lay off hundreds of its workers in that division as a result of those changes.
Governments across the world have imposed bans of varying degrees on TikTok, however, Nepal has gone further to ban the app across the entire country in a decision made in a cabinet meeting today.
The EU designated several tech giants as gatekeepers under the new DMA, including Microsoft, Google, and Apple. This imposes rules on core services like search, app store limits and more.
The US government proposed a contract with ByteDance last year that gave the government unprecedented powers over the app and the content in exchange for the app to continue in the country.
Nvidia has reportedly received multiple orders from Chinese companies valued at around $5 billion for the purchase of the company's A800 processor to fuel their Artificial Intelligence models.
TikTok announced its users can now create text posts in addition to video and image posts on the platform. The new format comes with a number of customizations such as tagging, hashtags, sounds, etc.
The European Commission has named the Big Tech companies that will be considered gatekeepers under the Digital Markets Act. They will be subject to rules to ensure they don't trample competition.
Chinese tech giant ByteDance Ltd. is working on a ChatGPT-style chatbot. As suggested by a company spokesperson, it is the first sign of the Chinese company stepping into the field of AI.
The Chinese Communist Party has access to global TikTok data according to Yintao Yu, a former executive at ByteDance. He said the party also has kill switches for ByteDance's Chinese apps.
Both the Montana Senate and House of Representatives have voted to completely ban TikTok inside the state's borders, and the bill is now being sent to the state's governor for his signature.
The fine from the UK's Information Commissioner's Office says that TikTok allowed over 1.4 million kids under 13 years of age to access its app, in violation of TikTok's own terms of service.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has urged TikTok to ditch its Chinese owners in a spinoff but TikTok claims such a move wouldn't change "data flows or access" to the service
In the coming weeks, TikTok will add a default limit of just 60 minutes of screen time per day for users aged 18 years or younger, although those limits can be changed with a passcode.
The Biden Administration has started the countdown for all federal employees to get rid of TikTok from government-owned devices, due to claims of possible cybersecurity concerns with the app.
No Canadian government mobile device will be allowed to have TikTok installed starting Feb. 28, with the government saying the app has an "unacceptable level of risk to privacy and security".
TikTok has criticized the European Commission's decision to ban its employees from using TikTok on their devices. It said the process to reach the decision was "un-European" due to its secretiveness.
The executive of the European Union has ordered its 32,000 employees to remove TikTok from their personal smartphones and devices that have official apps, due to unnamed cybersecurity concerns.
TikTok CEO, Shou Zi Chew, has been called by the House Energy and Commerce Committee in March to testify over the company's relation with the Chinese Communist Party, data security privacy, and more.
Public schools in Seattle have filed a lawsuit against tech companies behind platforms like TikTok and Instagram for inflicting negative affects on the mental health of young students.
An internal report from ByteDance reveals it has fired four employees for inappropriately accessing TikTok data of 2 U.S. journalists in an attempt to track down the source of information leaks.
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to prohibit federal employees from using the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok to safeguard their devices from any influence from the Chinese government.
TikTok is currently in talks to lease a new office near its HQ in the Farringdon district of London. The office has an area of 134,000 square foot and is bigger than the company's UK HQ.
ByteDance, the firm behind TikTok, has acquired Amcare Healthcare through two of its subsidiaries. The health firm runs women's and children's hospitals in major Chinese cities like Beijing.
TikTok has once again tried to alleviate the concerns recently raised by U.S. lawmakers about its data privacy and security practices. In a recent letter, it has attempted to justify its policies.
The FCC Commissioner has urged Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their app stores. He claims that TikTok puts user data privacy at risk by allowing Beijing to access sensitive data.
TikTok has denied claims that its workers have breached the data privacy of users in the U.S. and declared that Oracle will now store all such private information for enhancement of data security.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has claimed that the Mexican cartel is using TikTok as a platform to recruit smugglers from the United States and that TikTok is promoting human trafficking in the U.S.
The Joseph Saveri Law Firm has called on TikTok to reinstate Candie Frazier, a content moderator that it's representing in a class action complaint against the viral video platform.
TikTok, the video-based social media platform, is celebrating that it has reached one billion active users globally. It joins the likes of Facebook, Instagram and YouTube in this exclusive club.
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.