Mar 22

TikTok CEO: App Has Never Shared US Data With Chinese Government

  • "TikTok has never shared, or received a request to share, U.S. user data with the Chinese government. Nor would TikTok honor such a request if one were ever made," CEO Shou Zi Chew will testify on Thursday.
  • He added that TikTok's parent company ByteDance is not owned or controlled by any government or state entity. 
Read More at reuters.com
Mar 21

TikTok Still Has Access To Years Of Indians’ Data, 3 Years After It Was Banned

  • Almost three years after TikTok’s largest market India banned the app, troves of personal data of Indian citizens who once used TikTok remain widely accessible to employees at the company.
  • Forbes has learned, almost anyone at the companies (TikTok and ByteDance) with basic access to their tools can retrieve and analyze granular data about past TikTok users in India.
Read More at forbes.com
Mar 21

Italy's Antitrust Probes TikTok Over 'French Scar' Dangerous Content

  • Italy's antitrust authority said on Tuesday it had opened an investigation into the Chinese-owned app TikTok as it allegedly breaches its rules by allowing the publication of "dangerous content" inciting suicide, self-harm and poor nutrition.
  • TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, denied wrongdoing and said it would cooperate with the investigation.
Read More at reuters.com
Mar 21

TikTok Bans Deepfakes Of Non-Public Figures

  • Previously, TikTok’s rules on deepfakes were restricted to a single line banning content that could “mislead users by distorting the truth of events [or] cause significant harm to the subject of the video.”
  • Now, the company says all realistic AI-generated and edited content must be “clearly disclosed” as such, either in the video caption or as an overlaid sticker.
Read More at theverge.com
Mar 21

Donald Trump Takes To Truth Social For All-Caps Rant Ahead Of Potential Indictment

  • Just for clarity's sake: It's not totally clear if, or when, Trump will be indicted and, in turn, arrested.
  • The former president has claimed, time and again, that he's going to be arrested on Tuesday, without providing evidence as to why he believes that.
  • After first making the claim on Saturday, the former president basically called for mass protest in a manner shockingly similar to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
Read More at mashable.com