First war of the TikTok era sees tragedy, humor and deceit

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, millions of people have tuned into the hugely popular social networking service for news and views of what is happening on the battleground.

published on : 14th March 2022

Netflix, TikTok, credit card companies block services in Russia to avoid crackdown

US credit card companies Visa, Mastercard, and American Express all said over the weekend they would cut service in Russia.

published on : 7th March 2022

Government's Chinese app ban boon to home-grown apps

Indigenous apps get an edge by tapping the existing user base of banned Chinese platforms.

published on : 20th February 2022

Banned in India, but soaring elsewhere: What's next for TikTok's music industry revolution?

Success stories include Lil Nas X, whose "Old Town Road" became effectively the biggest-selling US single of all time after going viral on TikTok.

published on : 11th February 2022

Kim Kardashian slams Kanye for 'attacking' her on social media

Kardashian seems clearly angry over Kanye posting his grievances about Kim posting a screenshot of her and North West on TikTok

published on : 5th February 2022

Hate Speech: Internet has to be detoxified without undermining legitimate dissent, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Make sure civil society and experts are involved in designing and evaluating regulations.

published on : 21st January 2022

TikTok content moderator sues platform for psychological trauma

The TikTok moderator was tasked with keeping harmful content off the platform, including videos of rape and murder.

published on : 25th December 2021

Viral TikTok trend about school shooting, bomb threats forces US schools to step up security

Vague, anonymous posts circulating online warned that multiple schools in the US, including elementary, would receive shooting and bomb threats.

published on : 17th December 2021

Social Media: Handle with care

Greenspector studied the carbon impact, consumption of energy and data exchanged across 10 popular social media platforms across the world.

published on : 17th December 2021

Keralite entrepreneur ties up with Hotmail co-founder to develop video resume app

The Showreel app will help jobseekers create video resumes and young entrepreneurs pitch their startup ideas.

published on : 21st November 2021

Pakistan lifts ban on TikTok after assurances to control 'immoral & indecent' content

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said that TikTok management had also given the assurance of blocking users for their continuous involvement in uploading "unlawful content" on its platform.

published on : 20th November 2021

YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat execs face senators on kids' safety

The panel is widening its focus to examine other tech platforms, with millions or billions of users, that also compete for young people’s attention and loyalty.

published on : 26th October 2021

TikTok star pleads not guilty to double murder of estranged wife, man in San Diego

After the shootings, Abulaban, still armed, picked up his daughter from school, Deputy District Attorney Taren Brast said.

published on : 26th October 2021

Ireland watchdog investigates TikTok over China data transfer concerns

Ireland's data privacy watchdog said Tuesday that it has started two inquiries to examine whether the popular short video app has breached stringent EU data privacy regulations.

published on : 16th September 2021

TikTok star Jagmeet Singh courts youth vote in Canada election

Born in Ontario to parents who fled persecution in their native India, Singh became the first non-white leader of a Canadian federal political party.

published on : 15th September 2021
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