TikTok ban pushed by Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley blocked in Senate
Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley called TikTok “digital fentanyl" and argued it could give the Chinese government access to data from 150 million American users.
Skeptical US lawmakers grill TikTok CEO over safety concerns
The CEO of TikTok has been grilled by a U.S. congressional committee to make the case for why the hugely popular video-sharing app shouldn’t be banned.
How TikTok collects your data, even if you don’t use TikTok
Questions over how ByteDance collects and shares information – and who the company shares it with – have been plaguing the social media giant for months.
TikTok CEO to tell Congress video-sharing app is safe, urge against ban
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew is due to answer questions Thursday from U.S. lawmakers concerned about the social media platform's effects on its young user base and possible national security risks.
TikTok will add specific STEM feed with math, engineering content, amid recent restrictions
The news follows China appealing Friday to other governments to treat its companies fairly after Britain and New Zealand joined the United States in restricting use of TikTok due to fears the Chinese-owned short video service might be a security risk.
US threatens TikTok ban if Chinese owners don't sell stakes in company
Lawmakers are considering a measure that would give the Biden administration more power to clamp down on TikTok amid national security concerns.
Nearly half of Americans would support a ban on TikTok, poll finds
Support for a ban on TikTok is split among people based on a new poll, but some states and federal agencies have placed restrictions on the use of the app.
University of Massachusetts sounds alarm on TikTok drinking trend after nearly 30 students taken to hospital
The borg — or "blackout rage gallon" — is an apparent TikTok trend that has been seen on college campuses across the country.
Latest TikTok challenge: The Kool-Aid Man becomes trend on social media platform
The challenge, inspired by the iconic Kool-Aid Man TV commercials from the 1970s, involves people smashing through fences and yelling, “oh yeah!”
TikTok to limit screen time for teens to 60 minutes per day
TikTok said when the 60-minute limit is reached, minors will be prompted to enter a passcode and make an “active decision” to keep watching.
White House gives federal agencies 30 days to remove TikTok from all government devices
Some agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State already have restrictions in place.
TikTok banned on all Canadian government phones
TikTok has been targeted by critics who say the Chinese government could access user data, such as browsing history and location.
TikTok ban could get House committee vote in February
Congress banned TikTok from government-issued devices, and almost half of U.S. states have implemented similar actions.
You can now buy TikTok's viral Pink Sauce at Walmart
The bubble-gum-colored sauce is now available at Walmart stores and sells for under $10.
TikTok blocked on University of Texas Wi-Fi and wired networks, devices
In a letter to students UT said, “The University of Texas at Austin is taking steps to comply with Governor Greg Abbott's Dec. 7 directive to all state agencies to eliminate the cybersecurity risks posed by TikTok.”
Seattle schools sue tech giants over social media harm
Seattle Public Schools filed a novel lawsuit against the tech giants behind TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, seeking to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth.
FCC chairman: TikTok ban is not if but when
FCC Chairman Brendan Carr warns of TikTok dangers while pressing for action from Biden Administration to ban the social media platform from conducting business transactions.
TikTok boosts posts about eating disorders, suicide, report says
The findings come from the Center for Countering Digital Hate, which created TikTok accounts for fictitious young people living in the U.S., Britain, Canada and Australia.
FBI director raises national security concerns about TikTok
FBI Director Chris Wray warned Friday that control of the popular video sharing app is in the hands of a Chinese government “that doesn’t share our values.”
South Dakota governor bans TikTok for state agencies, warning of security threat
Accessing the app will be a criminal offense, she said, adding TikTok poses a threat to the Mount Rushmore State and the personal data of all South Dakotans.