Security threats and bad influence: TikTok under US scrutiny again

Social problem 09/19/22, 15:39

On September 14, the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee held hearings with top executives from social networking companies Meta, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok on the impact of their services on national security issues. In this framework, lawmakers saw the Platform Accountability and Transparency Act (PATA) bill as a potential remedy to the ...

Sales of TikTok’s ByteDance grow 70% in 2021

Economy 01/23/22, 16:17

ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, saw its total revenue climb by 70% year-on-year to about $58 billion in 2021, according to Reuters.  It was more remarkable growth than expected by tech news website The Information, which said that its sales were on track to rise about 60% to $63.07 billion ...

Georgia parents warned of ‘dangerous’ TikTok challenges at school

Trending 10/02/21, 05:51

Parents in Georgia are being warned about a list of "dangerous" TikTok challenges circulating on social media that might result in their children being punished, ejected, or even worse. A different challenge for each month of the school year features in a list, which encompasses anything from vandalism to improper touching ...

CIA launches social media campaign to ‘soften’ its image

U.S. 09/09/21, 16:02

The traditional Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, is now boosting its image through social media in an attempt to soften aspects that have generated harsh criticism in the past.  Its team has at least a dozen staffers tasked with reaching out to the public and achieving a significant increase in "like" ...

TikTok censors video of Cuban communist regime’s repression

Tech 07/15/21, 18:36

TikTok users denounced the social network for banning a video of people protesting against Cuba's communist government. The Chinese communist regime-controlled video sharing service allegedly suspended user Celine Fernandez for several days. Her only crime was sharing footage of political unrest in Cuba. "Tiktok suspended me from posting for two days …[and] ...

TikTok is controlled entirely from China, employees warn

China 06/26/21, 17:36

Former employees of the popular video platform TikTok confirmed what former President Trump warned during much of 2020, ensuring that the parent company Byte Dance records, controls and makes decisions of absolutely everything that happens in the U.S. version of TikTok. As reported by the CNBC news network, a group of ...

Thrift store shopper makes ‘weirdest’ discovery in nightstand

Inspired Stories 06/15/21, 00:10

A Californian woman received more than she bargained for when she bought some second-hand furniture from a charity shop. Valencia was shocked to discover at least one discarded item in a used nightstand she bought from her local Goodwill Retail Store and Donation Center. The San Diegan revealed a "crumpled-up" and "dirty" ...

Biden overturns TikTok bans, removes security protections promoted by Trump

U.S. 06/09/21, 18:27

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday, June 9, reversing former President Trump's ban on Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat, which have been accused of putting national security at risk because of their ties to the Chinese communist's regime's military and intelligence system. President Biden signed an executive order reversing ...

Tom Cruise deepfakery has 11 million views on CCP controlled TikTok app

News 03/03/21, 20:16

Deepfake is something we will all become familiar with after a number of videos have hit social media's TikTok app controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Deepfakes are created using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and are becoming very convincing and sophisticated. Famous actor Tom Cruise has been depicted performing a magic ...

Walmart announces it will join Microsoft in purchasing TikTok

U.S. 08/28/20, 17:33

Hours after TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigned on Thursday, Aug. 27,  Walmart Inc announced in an official statement that it would join Microsoft in a joint bid to acquire the social media company's U.S. assets. Mayer, just two months after taking office, resigned on Thursday amid pressure from the United States ...

US Elections: CCP ‘the biggest threat’ warns intelligence services

Tech 08/18/20, 09:40

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is interfering in the electoral process and is "a major threat to national security" according to U.S. intelligence agencies. This was the warning from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), John Ratcliffe, who expressed concerns over the officials responsible for the security services, according to Fox ...

Australia on alert in front of TikTok platform security issues

Australia & Oceania 07/20/20, 12:57

Australia joined the list of countries on alert for the TikTok platform in Chinese capitals, for possible interference with data privacy and security. TikTok is owned by a Chinese technology company Byetdance, based in Beijing. The numerous allegations of political censorship and data exchange with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), made ...

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