Skeptical US lawmakers grill TikTok CEO over safety concerns
The CEO of TikTok has been grilled by a U.S. congressional committee to make the case for why the hugely popular video-sharing app shouldn’t be banned.
How TikTok collects your data, even if you don’t use TikTok
Questions over how ByteDance collects and shares information – and who the company shares it with – have been plaguing the social media giant for months.
TikTok CEO to tell Congress video-sharing app is safe, urge against ban
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew is due to answer questions Thursday from U.S. lawmakers concerned about the social media platform's effects on its young user base and possible national security risks.
Latest TikTok challenge: The Kool-Aid Man becomes trend on social media platform
The challenge, inspired by the iconic Kool-Aid Man TV commercials from the 1970s, involves people smashing through fences and yelling, “oh yeah!”
TikTok to limit screen time for teens to 60 minutes per day
TikTok said when the 60-minute limit is reached, minors will be prompted to enter a passcode and make an “active decision” to keep watching.
White House gives federal agencies 30 days to remove TikTok from all government devices
Some agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State already have restrictions in place.
TikTok banned on all Canadian government phones
TikTok has been targeted by critics who say the Chinese government could access user data, such as browsing history and location.
TikTok challenge resulting in stolen cars, fatalities forces Hyundai, Kia to roll out anti-theft software
The updates are free for millions of vehicles that are missing a key anti-theft device, an issue that was exploited on social media and led to rampant theft of the cars.
Struggling Santa Rosa restaurant gets boost after heartfelt video from owners' daughter goes viral on TikTok
Feeling sad and troubled about the financial struggles her parents were enduring, the daughter of longtime Santa Rosa restaurant owners turned to social media for help. And the overwhelming reaction and reach were more than what the Lee family could have ever expected.
TikTok CEO to testify before Congress on app's privacy, data security
The head of TikTok was called to testify on Capitol Hill in a surprise announcement on Monday amid serious allegations about data mining by the Chinese social media app.
TikTok ban could get House committee vote in February
Congress banned TikTok from government-issued devices, and almost half of U.S. states have implemented similar actions.
You can now buy TikTok's viral Pink Sauce at Walmart
The bubble-gum-colored sauce is now available at Walmart stores and sells for under $10.
Argentinian girl, 12, dies after attempting TikTok choking challenge, reports say
'I believe someone encouraged her to do it,' the victim's aunt tells a media outlet.
'Stranger Things' star Noah Schnapp comes out as gay in TikTok video
"Stranger Things" star Noah Schnapp has come out as gay via announcement on social media.
Dentists warn of dangerous DIY dental hacks going viral on TikTok
Individuals are looking to TikTok for at-home remedies for their dental concerns, which has some dentists worried about the potential long-terms effects of DIY dentistry.
Alabama university blocks TikTok from campus servers, WiFi. Will others follow suit?
FBI Director Chris Wray said earlier this month that China could use TikTok to collect data on its users that could be used for spying operations.
TikTok boosts posts about eating disorders, suicide, report says
The findings come from the Center for Countering Digital Hate, which created TikTok accounts for fictitious young people living in the U.S., Britain, Canada and Australia.
Emory Healthcare responds to 'disrespectful' TikTok about maternity patients
The health system said in a statement it took "appropriate actions" against the "former employees" after an investigation.
South Dakota governor bans TikTok for state agencies, warning of security threat
Accessing the app will be a criminal offense, she said, adding TikTok poses a threat to the Mount Rushmore State and the personal data of all South Dakotans.
FCC commissioner urges US government to ban TikTok
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr discussed concerns about Americans' data on TikTok being sent back to Beijing. "I don’t believe there is a path forward for anything other than a ban."