FTC orders ByteDance, Facebook, Snap and others to explain what they do with user data

December 15, 2020 0

The FTC is ordering the companies behind many of the largest social and video platforms to explain how they use the treasure troves of data

TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

November 27, 2020 0

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide.

Masayoshi Son says SoftBank now has ‘$80 billion in cash on hand’ just in case

November 17, 2020 0

Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, has had a topsy-turvy year or two, but the story he is eager to

TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is reportedly looking for $2B before its Hong Kong public offering

November 5, 2020 0

ByteDance, the company behind the social media sensation TikTok, is in talks to raise another $2 billion before the initial public offering of a large

TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users

November 4, 2020 0

TikTok confirmed today it has taken down videos spreading election misinformation that had been posted to two high-profile Republican-supporting accounts, The Republican Hype House and

TikTok stars got a judge to block Trump’s TikTok ban

October 31, 2020 0

TikTok has won another battle in its fight against the Trump administration’s ban of its video-sharing app in the U.S. — or, more accurately in

President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations

September 20, 2020 0

President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval “in concept” on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular

The TikTok deal solves quite literally nothing

September 20, 2020 0

Well… that was pointless. After debasing the idea of free commerce in the U.S in the name of a misplaced security concern, stringing along several

Gangster capitalism and the American theft of Chinese innovation

September 20, 2020 0

It used to be “easy” to tell the American and Chinese economies apart. One was innovative, one made clones. One was a free market while

TikTok fixes Android bugs that could have led to account hijacks

September 11, 2020 0

TikTok has fixed four security bugs in its Android app that could have led to the hijacking of user accounts. The vulnerabilities, discovered by app

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