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Pakistan bans TikTok over 'immoral content'

Pakistan bans TikTok over 'immoral content'

Pakistan on Friday banned the wildly popular video sharing app TikTok, as authorities press their clampdown on "immoral" content.

TikTok tells Australia government it will make source code available for inspection

TikTok tells Australia government it will make source code available for inspection

TikTok has told an Australian government committee that it will allow government officials to review its algorithm and test its source code, as it seeks to overcome distrust surrounding the video-streaming app operator's China ownership.

US judge halts ban on WeChat downloads

US judge halts ban on WeChat downloads

A California court ruling said it granted the "motion for a nationwide injunction against the implementation" of the government order

Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from US app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

ByteDance picks Oracle as partner to try to save TikTok US: Sources

ByteDance picks Oracle as partner to try to save TikTok US: Sources

Oracle beat Microsoft in the battle for the US arm of TikTok with a deal structured as a partnership rather than an outright sale to try to navigate geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington ...

Trump: Deadline for TikTok sale won’t be extended

Trump: Deadline for TikTok sale won’t be extended

US President Donald Trump has confirmed that the deadline set for ByteDance, a Chinese tech company, to sell its assets of TikTok, a video-sharing platform, in the United States will not be extended...

Instagram adds video clips in challenge to TikTok

Instagram adds video clips in challenge to TikTok

Instagram on Wednesday added a new short-form video feature to the image-focused platform in a direct challenge to TikTok, which is in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump.

Microsoft tries to salvage deal to buy TikTok, appease Trump

Microsoft tries to salvage deal to buy TikTok, appease Trump

In a bid to salvage a deal for the US operations of TikTok, Microsoft Corp chief executive officer Satya Nadella spoke with President Donald Trump by phone about how to secure the administration’s blessing ...

TikTok under scrutiny in Australia over security, data concerns

TikTok under scrutiny in Australia over security, data concerns

Australia is scrutinising the popular Chinese-owned social media TikTok platform for any risks it may pose to users from around potential foreign interference and data privacy issues, government sources told Reuters.

TikTok denies sharing Indian user data with Chinese govt

TikTok denies sharing Indian user data with Chinese govt

TikTok denied Tuesday sharing Indian users' data with the Chinese government, after New Delhi banned the wildly popular app in a sharp deterioration of relations with Beijing two weeks ...

India bans 59 mostly Chinese apps including TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat

India bans 59 mostly Chinese apps including TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat

India has banned 59, mostly Chinese, mobile apps including Bytedance's TikTok, Alibaba's UC Browser and Tencent's WeChat citing security concerns, the government said in a statement on Monday.

TikTok sued in US over alleged China data transfer

TikTok sued in US over alleged China data transfer

A university student in California has filed a class-action lawsuit against video app TikTok, which she accuses of harvesting large amounts of user data and storing it in China.