Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicTik tok

Topic: Tik tok

Microsoft not the only company interested in buying TikTok as threat of US ban looms

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is considering changes to its structure because President Trump is weighing ordering a divestiture of TikTok’s US business any time now.

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.

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Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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