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To avoid US ban, TikTok may sever ties with Chinese company ByteDance

A White House advisor says he expects TikTok to operate as an independent company in the US to skirt the proposed ban.

17 Jul 2020 5:31 PM

Government must galvanise India's app ecosystem to pare down Chinese influence

Quick disbursal of the Rs 20,000 crore Startup India corpus to app-based businesses is key, not reliance on large firms to create superapps.

16 Jul 2020 8:05 AM

User data being sent to China's servers, TikTok will face 'strong action' in US, says Trump aide

China dismissed the comments as “ridiculous and narrow-minded”, and slammed the US as “the world’s real hacker empire”.

13 Jul 2020 4:35 PM

Despite competition from Chingari, Roposo, Gaana hopes to get TikTok's users

Hotshots by Gaana gives Indian users tools to create and share short viral videos and stories like on TikTok.

12 Jul 2020 7:22 PM

TikTok's astute exit from Hong Kong will likely keep it going in the US

It is a ‘win-win’ move for TikTok as it does not risk angering China by refusing to share user data, but it can focus on growing in the US.

09 Jul 2020 8:57 PM

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Google, Apple quick to remove the 59 Chinese apps banned by India

Some app developers themselves also voluntarily took down apps from Play Store and App Store to adhere to local laws.

02 Jul 2020 5:57 PM

TikTok influencers unfazed by ban, confident of gaining fame and money on other platforms too

They will bear the brunt of losing income for the sake of the nation, they say

01 Jul 2020 11:52 PM

Save the list: Indian apps to replace the 59 banned Chinese ones

Many of the Chinese apps have several Indian alternatives. For others, there are the Big Tech ones.

01 Jul 2020 8:44 PM

After ban, Tiktok says it never shared any Indian users' data with Chinese government

"TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law..."

30 Jun 2020 11:35 AM

India bans 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, Shareit, CamScanner

"They are engaged in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order"

29 Jun 2020 9:52 PM

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Nationalistic fervor nets TikTok rival Chingari 2.5 million downloads, but users want improvements fast

Indians have embraced the home-grown app with gusto: In the first 72 hours, it had 500,000 downloads, and by the next 10 days, 2.5 million.

29 Jun 2020 6:45 PM

‘TikTok Grandma’ whose call to action led to poor show at Trump rally will work to get Biden elected

Mary Jo Laupp’s TikTok video was viewed over two million times and boosted by American fans of South Korean pop music, also known as K-pop.

27 Jun 2020 6:17 PM

TikTok teens taking up mantle of subverting Trump campaign scupper Tulsa rally

The tech-savvy teens mobilised online and reserved tickets for Trump’s Tulsa campaign rally with no intention of attending.

22 Jun 2020 5:20 PM

Get Google, Facebook to crackdown on fake news, but keep press freedom intact, media tells EU

Among measures urged is a “meaningful” sanctions regime so co-signatories of the 'Code of Good Practice' have an incentive to act.

15 Jun 2020 7:24 PM

TikTok says its 10 tools for cyber security illustrate how safe the platform is for its teen users

One of the most popular apps in India, TikTok says its features empower parents as well as teenagers themselves to protect their privacy.

13 Jun 2020 9:00 PM

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Tech This Week | Now is the time for misinformation reform

Because of liberal laws based on principles of free speech on most dominant online platforms, misinformation is often allowed to stay up.

13 Jun 2020 7:31 PM

What are you doing about fake news, EU asks Google, Facebook, wants monthly reports

Open up and offer more evidence that measures taken are working well, European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova says.

10 Jun 2020 7:39 PM

Chingari, Tiktok's Indian alternative, hits 100,000 downloads

The app is available in multiple languages including English, Hindi, Bangla, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu.

10 Jun 2020 7:03 PM

Covid consipracy theory video ‘Plandemic’ viewed by millions before Facebook, YouTube can take it down

Its spread illustrates how easy it is to use social media as a megaphone for dubious content, and how difficult for platforms to remove it.

13 May 2020 7:51 PM

Can't remain an Average Joe online, Biden's gotta go 'social' to beat Trump in the election

Strategists worry that Biden is dangerously behind Trump on key metrics across platforms including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

12 May 2020 3:23 PM

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