Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicTik tok

Topic: Tik tok

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.

Full list of 59 Chinese apps banned by Indian govt

WeChat, Shein, Club Factory and Shareit are some of the apps that have been axed by the Government of India.

India bans TikTok, 58 other Chinese apps, terms them ‘prejudicial’ to national security

The IT Ministry said the move will 'safeguard the interests' of Indian mobile, internet users and is targeted to ensure safety & sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.

TikTok parent ByteDance launches global hiring spree with 10,000 new jobs

ByteDance, the world’s largest start-up, is recruiting for 10,000 open positions, of which a third are high-level research or software coding jobs.

I accidentally went viral on TikTok. I learned we failed our youngest generation

Millennials were early adopters of social media platforms and online interactions. Older generations are responsible for the trolls, the influencers and fake news.

No TikTok inside Golden Temple, SGPC warns after dance videos shot at Sikh shrine go viral

SGPC, the apex religious body of Sikhs, has pasted posters inside Golden Temple complex, warning devotees not to shoot TikTok videos.

TikTok to PUBG, Indian users in Chinese grip: free apps come with data privacy concerns

China’s domination of India’s app economy rides on users' aversion to pay for online services. But Chinese apps have been repeatedly criticised for their misuse.

Why TikTok and AirPods defined the year in technology 2019

It was the year of TikTok. But 2019 also saw AirPods taking off and voice-activated speakers continued to boom.

India’s TikTok craze is creating celebrities but also ruining lives

More than 200 million users devour & share videos mimicking Bollywood dancing, movie dialogue and comedy, making India TikTok’s biggest global market.

Punjab candidate who cried about losing family’s vote is now a viral TikTok celebrity

Neetu Shattranwala emerged on social media timelines Thursday, when he told a TV channel that he'd got five votes despite having a family of nine.

On Camera

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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