TikTok sued again overuse of children’s data

TikTok sued again overuse of children’s data

Anne Longfield, the former Children’s Commissioner for England, is suing TikTok over how it gathers and handles children’s data. According to the lawsuit, millions of children in the UK and EU have used the hugely popular video-sharing app. If the case is successful, the children involved may be owed thousands of pounds each. TikTok said that the case had no validity and that it would contest it. ‘Sinister’ Lawyers will claim that TikTok collects children’s personal information, such as phone numbers, photos, precise locations, and biometric data, without providing enough…

Instagram adds new teen safety tools to compete with TikTok

Instagram adds new teen safety tools

Yesterday morning, Instagram stated it plans to introduce its own privacy updates to compete with TikTok, however, the social app didn’t add more privacy to the teen accounts by default. The company has introduced its safety features, which would ban adult users to contact teens and follow them. However, the only exception to this rule are the teens who contact their adult family. When an adult tries to message a teen who he doesn’t follow, he will receive a message that it’s impossible. In addition, Instagram has stated that it…

TikTok: US Court Judge Halts The App Store Ban

TikTok: US Court Judge Halts The App Store Ban

A US judge has issued a temporary injunction on Sunday, preventing a ban on the future downloads of the video making TikTok app. The Chinese-owned app had faced being blocked from Android’s play store and Apple’s App Store. Meanwhile, the existing American users would have been able to use the app, but they would not have been able to re-download it if they deleted the app from their mobile phones. The US District Court for the District of Columbia’s judge, Carl Nichols, issued a temporary injunction on the request of…

TikTok’s Chinese rival Kuaishou has become a popular online bazaar

Kaishou has become an online bazaar

Kuaishou, the main rival of TikTok in China, announced that it has successfully accumulated 500 million e-commerce orders in August, which is a sign that the company had turned into an online bazaar. Just before this announcement, Reuters reported that Kuaishou is planning to raise $5 billion from an initial public offering in Hong Kong in January. The company didn’t comment on this issue, however, a close source confirmed the news. There are several details in the 500 million eCommerce orders. It also includes canceled orders and refunds. Moreover, Kuaishou…

China may kill the US operations of TikTok rather than see them sold

China may kill TikTok’s US operations

Reports have suggested that the Chinese government will prefer Tiktok to shut down its U.S. operations instead of selling it to a U.S. company. This has threatened the ongoing agreement between the Chinese tech unicorn ByteDance with a U.S. company as the Chinese government plans to oppose this transaction. This news was first reported by Reuters. Moreover, this divestment of TikTok isn’t any regular business transaction. Instead, the U.S. government is demanding the deal as President Donald Trump directs the executive and foreign policymaking through executive fiat. Trump has also…