TikTok receives support from unlikely source
Republican Senator Rand Paul rejects ban
Troubled social notworking app TikTok, which is facing worldwide bans because of potential links to the Chinese government has found an unlikely ally in Senator Rand Paul.
Ukraine war production stalled by cat videos
TikTok data centre stealing the power
Norwegian company arms company Nammo has complained that it can’t expand its production of artillery shells to support Ukraine because of "cat videos" on TikTok.
Utah bans teens from social media
Parents allowed to spy on their kids
In a move which is likely to attract support of the State’s youth towards more extreme right-wing parties, the governor of Utah, Spencer Cox, has signed sweeping social media legislation requiring explicit parental permissions for anyone under 18 to use platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Facebook.
Kiwi politicians ban TikTok
It seems that the country is worried about what the Americans tell them again
More than 30 years after New Zealand stopped listening to the US after it allowed French spooks to blow up a ship in its harbours, Kiwi politicians are listening to American fears over the TikTok social networking app.
US wants TikTok's owners to sell the outfit
... or it could be banned from the land of the free
TikTok's owners have been told that it must be sold to avoid being banned in the US.
Canada bans Tick-Tock
Joins US and EU
Canada has joined the US and EU banning the social notworking site TikTok from government-issued mobile devices.
TikTok ticked off about spying claim
We really are not interested in Americans
TikTok is furious at a Forbes report alleging that its parent company wanted to use the video app to “monitor the personal location of some specific American citizens.”
Russian courts rubber stamp fake fines
Targetting US based social media
Russian courts have been rubber stamping fines against US social media for refusing to crack down on fake news about Russia's glorious special operation in Ukraine and other matters offensive to Tsar Vladimir Putin.
TikTok fined for failing to protect children
Breached UK data protection laws
TikTok faces a £27 million fine after a British government investigation found it breached UK data protection laws and failed to protect children's privacy.
Byte dance wants to make its own chips
If Apple can do it, anyone can do it
TikTok owner ByteDance is looking into designing its own chips because it says it hasn't been able to find suppliers that can meet its requirements.