As if TikTok’s problems couldn’t get any worse, the FBI and DOJ are investigating its parent company for surveilling Forbes journalists.
TikTok May Split From ByteDance to Avoid US Ban
TikTok is considering drastic action in an effort to avoid a US ban, including the possibility of splitting from parent ByteDance.
US May Force ByteDance to Sell US TikTok Operations
TikTok’s recent privacy scandals have US officials once again considering the possibility of forcing ByteDance to sell its US TikTok operations.
TikTok Owner ByteDance Admits to Surveiling Journalists
Despite initial claims to the contrary, ByteDance has admitted to using TikTok to monitor Forbes journalists, including tracking their locations.
TikTok Accused of Planning to Surveil Americans, Denies Accusations
Another month, another TikTok scandal as the company is facing some of its most damning privacy allegations yet.
China Limiting Minors’ Usage of the Chinese Version of TikTok
In yet another attempt to limit the impact of technology on young people, China is limiting Douyin usage for those under 14 to 40 minutes a day.
TikTok Sending Job Applicant Personal Data to China
TikTok has experienced another embarrassing privacy issue, with the revelation it is sending the personal data of job applicants to China.
TikTok Gets a Reprieve As Judge Blocks Ban
A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s ban on TikTok, at least temporarily, giving the social media platform a reprieve.
TikTok Wins Reprieve Against Being Banned
TikTok has won its latest round against the Trump administration, getting a temporary injunction against the administration’s looming ban.
Oracle/Walmart/TikTok Deal May Be Headed For Another Impasse
The deal to keep TikTok running in the US is headed for another impasse over control of the new company.
TikTok Oracle Deal Approval Imminent
President Trump told reporters today that he heard that Oracle and TikTok are “very close to a deal.” He said that a decision on the pending deal will be made “pretty soon.”
Oracle Beats Out Microsoft/Walmart As TikTok’s US Partner
In a surprise move, Oracle has emerged as the frontrunner to be the US partner for TikTok.
Trump Administration May Ban More Chinese Apps
The Trump administration is looking at banning additional Chinese apps as negotiations over TikTok have nearly ground to a halt.
TikTok Pulling Out of Hong Kong
TikTok has announced plans to pull out of Hong Kong in the wake of a new national security law.
TikTok Accused of Illegally Collecting Data and Uploading It to China
A California student has filed a class-action lawsuit against TikTock, the wildly popular social media app from China. According to a report in the Daily Beast, the suit alleges that TikTok uploads data without user consent—in some cases without a…