Saturday, 22 January, 2022
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Topic: Tik tok

Democratic, Republican senators want US govt to probe if TikTok, Zoom shared data with China

Two senators have written to US justice department seeking a probe into whether TikTok and Zoom's data handling and operational connections to China posed a risk to Americans.

US begins reviewing China’s TikTok, WeChat for national security risks

US President Donald Trump has floated a ban on TikTok as retaliation against China over its handling of Covid and the crackdowns on Hong Kong and Uighur Muslims.

TikTok’s India rival Roposo is booming with 5 lakh users added every hour

Two weeks after India banned TikTok, Bengaluru-based Roposo is peaking at 5 lakh new users an hour & expects to have 100 million by month’s end.

TikTok teens try to trick Trump campaign, again

Thousands of TikTok flocked to the Apple App Store in the last few days to flood US President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign app with negative reviews.

TikTok plans to change its corporate structure to distance itself from China

Executives are discussing options such as creating a new management board for TikTok and establishing a separate headquarters for the app outside of China.

TikTok removes videos portraying illegal drug use, sexual activity involving minors

TikTok said it removed more than 49 million clips — 16 million from India— in accordance with its report on enforcement of content policy and govt takedown requests.

Trump says he’s considering a ban on TikTok in the US

US President Donald Trump said that banning TikTok is 'one of many' ways he is looking to hit back at the Beijing government over the coronavirus.

TikTok pulling out of Hong Kong after China enacts new security law

Chinese-owned TikTok's decision comes as Google, Facebook and Twitter announced they were stopping sharing user data with the Hong Kong govt.

Mike Pompeo welcomes India’s ban on Chinese apps, says move will boost national security

The US Secretary of State said the country welcomed the ban on apps that serves as an appendage of the Chinese Communist Party's surveillance State.

TikTok India denies sharing user data with China, says it has followed Indian law

Head of TikTok India, Nikhil Gandhi said the mobile app company would not share data with foreign governments, including China, even if asked.

On Camera

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

A Centurion tank used by the Indian Army | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Centurion tank, other weapons used in 1965 & 1971 to add historical flavour to 26 Jan parade

These armoured vehicles and artillery pieces will symbolise battles fought by Indian armed forces over the past decades as part of celebration of 75 years of independence.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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