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China accuses US of 'outright bullying' over TikTok

Bejing - China accused the United States on Tuesday of "bullying" over popular video app TikTok, after President Donald Trump ramped up pressure for its US operations to be sold to an American company.

China accuses US of 'outright bullying' over TikTok

Bejing - China accused the United States on Tuesday of "outright bullying" over popular video app TikTok, after President Donald Trump ramped up pressure for its US operations to be sold to an American company.

TikTok lovers rage against Trump threat of US ban

San Francisco - A TikTok star pounds a beat as she weaves lyrics mocking the idea of US President Donald Trump banning the short-form video sharing app.

Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company

Washington - US President Donald Trump gave popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations to an American company, saying Monday it would be "out of business" otherwise, and that the government wanted a financial benefit from the deal.

Trump days away from moving against TikTok: Pompeo

Washington - President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

TikTok sale uncertain as Trump ban looms: reports

San Francisco - Negotiations for Microsoft to buy the US operations of Chinese-owned TikTok are on hold after President Donald Trump threatened to bar the social media app and came out against the sale, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

Trump says will bar TikTok from US

Washington - President Donald Trump said Friday he will bar fast-growing social media app TikTok from the United States as American authorities have raised concerns the service could be a tool for Chinese intelligence.

TikTok faces US national security review

Washington - A US government national security review of the social media app TikTok is nearly complete and will deliver a recommendation to the White House this week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday.

TikTok gave rural Indian women fame, fun and more

New Delhi - When India banned TikTok, it closed a window to the wider world for legions of women outside the big cities that provided fun, fame and even fortune.

Pakistan warns video-sharing app TikTok over 'immoral content'

Islamabad - Pakistan has issued a final warning to Chinese-owned social media app TikTok to clamp down on what it called "immoral, obscene and vulgar" content on the video-sharing platform.

Top Trump aide warns of 'strong actions' on TikTok, angering China

San Francisco - A top White House official said he expected President Trump to act firmly against the TikTok and WeChat social media apps, prompting an angry response from China on Monday.

Amazon mistakenly tells workers to take TikTok app off phones

San Francisco - Amazon on Friday said it mistakenly sent workers an email telling them to dump the TikTok mobile application from their cell phones because of security concerns.

Amazon tells workers to take TikTok app off phones: report

San Francisco - Amazon workers were given a Friday deadline to dump the TikTok mobile application because of unspecified security concerns, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Trump says considering TikTok ban as China row deepens

Washington - US President Donald Trump said he is considering banning the wildly popular video-sharing app TikTok as a way to punish China over the coronavirus pandemic, remarks China described Wednesday as "a malicious smear".

Macron salutes school leavers in first TikTok video

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday used the wildly popular but controversial social media app TikTok for the first time to congratulate French school leavers after their exam results.

TikTok denies sharing Indian user data with China

New Delhi - TikTok on Tuesday denied sharing users' data with the Chinese government, after India banned the wildly popular app as ties with Beijing deteriorate sharply following a deadly border clash.

TikTok rival Zynn blames Google Play removal on 'isolated incident'

Bejing - Video app Zynn on Friday blamed its removal from Google Play Store on an "isolated incident" that should soon be resolved following accusations that stolen content appeared on the Chinese-made TikTok rival.

TikTok lookalike Zynn brings Chinese video app rivalry to US

Bejing - Chinese short video app makers have taken their rivalry overseas, with TikTok facing stiff competition from a newcomer that has surged in popularity abroad -- by paying users to keep scrolling.

Exclusive: Macy Kate talks 'Real Thing,' premieres music video Special

YouTube, TikTok, and pop sensation Macy Kate chatted with Digital Journal about "Real Thing," and she exclusively premiered her new music video.

TikTok pledges $250 mn for COVID-19 relief

Washington - TikTok, the fast-growing mobile video app, pledged Thursday to contribute $250 million to coronavirus relief efforts around the world.

Security expert on TikTok's security flaws Special

TikTok’s multiple vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to manipulate user accounts and expose personal data including names, email addresses and dates of birth. A security expert details the consequences.

Shooting stars: TikTok's explosive and rocky ride to fame

Mumbai - He's no Bollywood star, but school dropout Israil Ansari has found fast fame on TikTok with two million followers glued to his oddball dancing and rainbow hairstyles in India, the app's biggest international market.

Bytedance: The Chinese company behind global TikTok craze

Bejing - The Chinese billionaire behind teen phenomenon TikTok is a 36-year-old tech guru whose eye for youth trends and pioneering use of AI has blasted the app to global success -- while working hand-in-glove with censors to control content within China.

TikTok to challenge Spotify with a paid streaming service

ByteDance, which owns TikTok, is seriously considering launching a rival streaming platform to Spotify. The target is countries where services from Spotify or rivals like Apple Music are not established.

Time to take notice of social media app TikTok

The social media app — TikTok — from China has become increasingly popular. The platform is a short-from video app, developed by the company ByteDance, and it has attracted 20 million new users in one month.
 

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