TikTok fined for failing to protect children
Published in News
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 11:23

TikTok fined for failing to protect children


Breached UK data protection laws

TikTok faces a £27 million fine after a British government investigation found it breached UK data protection laws and failed to protect children's privacy.

Byte dance wants to make its own chips
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 21 July 2022 11:06

Byte dance wants to make its own chips


If Apple can do it, anyone can do it

TikTok owner ByteDance is looking into designing its own chips because it says it hasn't been able to find suppliers that can meet its requirements.

Big Tech should pay if its punters are scammed
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 February 2022 12:17

Big Tech should pay if its punters are scammed


UK government investigates

Big tech companies who carry scam adverts should be forced to reimburse victims, UK MPs have said.

TikTok gives teen girls a tick
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 12:49

TikTok gives teen girls a tick


It is a bit like Tourette's

Doctors around the world are seeing a rise in cases of tic-like behaviors in teen girls, which they believe could be caused by watching TikTok videos about Tourette syndrome.

TikTok sale to Walmart and Oracle shelved
Published in News
Thursday, 11 February 2021 11:41

TikTok sale to Walmart and Oracle shelved


Looks like Trump overstepped authority

TikTok's forced sale to Walmart and Oracle has been shelved indefinitely as the Biden administration re-thinks the security approach to Chinese technology companies under former US President Donald Trump.

TikTok will not have to shut down in US
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 13 November 2020 12:08

TikTok will not have to shut down in US


Trump now worried about something else

The Commerce Department said it won't enforce its order that would have effectively forced the Chinese owned TikTok video-sharing app to shut down.

Trump has forgotten about TikTok
Published in News
Thursday, 12 November 2020 12:52

Trump has forgotten about TikTok


Seems to have bigger things to worry about

TikTok has filed a petition in a US Court of Appeals calling for a review of actions by the Trump administration's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

China will veto TikTok sale
Published in News
Thursday, 24 September 2020 11:33

China will veto TikTok sale


Extortion

China is unlikely to approve the sale of the US operation of Tik Tok.

TikTok chooses Oracle over Microsoft
Published in News
Monday, 14 September 2020 11:12

TikTok chooses Oracle over Microsoft


Your 15 year old can expect a comprehensive licencing agreement

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as the American tech partner that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the US.

Trump still wants TikTok off
Published in News
Friday, 11 September 2020 11:56

Trump still wants TikTok off


Those pesky kids will not mock my rallies any more

 President Donald Trump said on Thursday the deadline set for Chinese company ByteDance to sell its popular short-video app TikTok’s U.S. assets would not be extended.