Montana will make it unlawful for Google and Apple’s app stores to offer the TikTok app within its borders. The ban takes effect Jan. 1, 2024.
When TikTok's Chief Executive Officer Shou Zi Chew testifies before Congress for the first time on Thursday, advertisers will be closely watching his appearance for news as well as the reaction of lawmakers, several ad agencies told Reuters.
Building a profile from user data to enable targeted phishing attacks on sensitive government accounts is plausible, however, there is no evidence that social media applications like TikTok has been used for this purpose.
The ban brings the UK in line with the US, Canada and the European Union (EU) and also India which banned TikTok entirely from the country, even as the company strongly denies sharing user data with the Chinese government.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved the bill that gives Biden the power to ban TikTok and other Chinese apps in the US
The bill calls for a ban on TikTok from all devices issued by federal agencies
Brands will have to think like creators and original TikTokers will possibly not put all their eggs in one basket this time around if the app makes a comeback in India.
ShareChat-owned short video platform Moj recently closed a deal to buy out and merge Times Internet-owned MX Takatak for about $600 million in a move to strengthen and consolidate its position in the market, amid growing competition from local and global rivals.
Live commerce and live stream gifting are gaining traction in India. While live commerce is nascent in India with gross merchandise value at $100 million, it is expected to grow to $4 billion by 2025 and over $25 billion in 2030 led by short-form video platforms.
Over a year after the ban on TikTok, the short-video space in India has grown significantly with millions of Indian consuming content.
Homegrown short video apps such as Roposo, Trell and Mitron TV were already in existence but barring Roposo, download numbers for the other two were not significant.
After the company folded its India business, Gandhi was recently redesignated as TikTok Head for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and South Asia.
An Indian tax intelligence agency in mid-March ordered HSBC and Citibank in Mumbai to freeze accounts of ByteDance India as it probed some of the firm's financial dealings. ByteDance challenged the move in court saying the freeze amounted to harassment and was done illegally.
A two-judge bench at the High Court in Mumbai city heard the plea of a ByteDance counsel who sought relief saying the company was struggling to pay salaries. After a government counsel objected to ByteDance's submissions, the judges posted the matter for April 6.
In mid-March, two of ByteDance India’s bank accounts in Citibank and HSBC were ordered blocked by authorities for alleged evasion of certain taxes in online advertising dealings between the ByteDance unit in India and its parent entity in Singapore, TikTok Pte Ltd.
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp has initiated the discussions between the two firms. However, the talks are private.
A home-grown resolution keeping in view the various sensitivities involved would be an ideal solution
The steep rise in following count can be attributed to users looking to get some news updates on TikTok India's comeback.
A partnership with Oracle would probably be more palatable to Beijing, which requires many foreign companies to work with local counterparts to do business in China
As the rapid pace of change mixes with national security issues, Europe’s role as a global regulator is increasingly tested — and may not be enough
Whoever wins in the US on November 3, there will be a new normal in US-China ties. There will be new opportunity for India if it builds on its Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with the US, to consolidate a ‘trusted partner’ status, or ‘supply chain resilience’
TikTok also claims that the executive order relies on unnamed reports with no citations, fears that the app may be used for misinformation campaigns.
The warning comes days after tech enthusiasts noticed that an application that goes by the name ‘TikTok Pro’ was being promoted in India since the ban of the original application over security concerns.
Priyanka Sahay talks to the founders of two homegrown social networks that have taken advantage of the Tiktok ban.
The new short video format feature will roll out to Instagram users in India later today at 07:30 pm (IST).