Is TikTok More of a Parenting Problem Than a Security Threat?

TikTok has long presented a parenting problem, as millions of Americans raising preteens and teenagers distracted by its viral videos can attest. But when the C.I.A. was asked recently to assess whether it was also a national security problem, the answer that came back was highly equivocal. Yes, the agency’s analysts told the White House, […]

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TikTok threatens legal action against Trump’s executive order to ban app

TikTok has threatened legal action following President Trump’s late-night executive order banning transactions beginning in 45 days between American firms and the Chinese parent company of the popular social media app. In an unsigned blog posted on its website, TikTok said that it was “shocked” by the president’s order, which it said was “issued without […]

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Mariah Carey’s Son Moroccan, 9, Tries To Get Her To Say ‘Hi’ To His TikTok Fan In Hilarious Video

Mariah Carey’s nine-year-old son, Moroccan, did almost everything he could to get his famous mom to ‘say hi to TikTok’ in a brand new video. See how the whole exchange went down!  It looks like a drive for entertaining hasn’t fallen far the tree! Mariah Carey‘s nine-year-old son, Moroccan, is quickly becoming a bit of a TikTok […]

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Growing number of nations consider TikTok ban over China ties

President’s Trump looming TikTok ban may only be the beginning of the popular video app’s headaches, as a growing number of nations are becoming suspicious of its ties to China. US ally Australia is reportedly looking at TikTok’s Beijing-based parent company ByteDance to see whether it poses a security threat to the country’s 25 million […]

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Apple says it has no interest in buying TikTok

Apple has no interest in acquiring TikTok, the company said on Tuesday, denying a report by news website Axios from earlier in the day. Axios, citing sources outside Apple, earlier reported the iPhone maker has expressed interest in buying the ByteDance-owned firm. Microsoft is currently negotiating a deal to acquire the popular short-video app, with […]

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Mark Bontempo: 5 Things To Know About JoJo Siwa’s New BF After She Confirms Relationship

JoJo Siwa has a brand new beau, confirming the exciting news in a recent TikTok! Here are five things you should know about JoJo’s boyfriend, Instagram and TikTok star Mark Bontempo! JoJo Siwa is off the market! The 17-year-old social media phenom revealed in a new TikTok post on August 1 that she is dating […]

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Debby Ryan Channels Her Disney Channel TV & Movie Characters For Epic TikTok Video — Watch

Fans are declaring Debby Ryan the new ‘queen’ of TikTok after she posted a video of herself dressing like her Disney Channel characters, including Jessie and more. Debby Ryan seemed to have been feeling nostalgic for her Disney Channel days on Aug. 3. The actress created a TikTok video which showed herself channeling looks from […]

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Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Tuesday, August 4th

© Reuters.  By Peter Nurse  Investing.com — Rhetoric surrounding the potential purchase of TikTok has become heated with President Trump claiming the U.S. government wants its share, while the World Health Organisation expressed doubts about the possibility of a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus. Wall Street is set for a negative start, while Apple (NASDAQ:) […]

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TikTok, Coronavirus, Spearfishing: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the fate of TikTok in the middle of a U.S.-China feud, a warning from the World Health Organization about the coronavirus and spearfishing in Australia to soothe the soul. [embedded content] ImagePresident Trump reversed course after threatening to ban the app […]

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Trump Reverses Course on TikTok, Opening Door to Microsoft Bid

WASHINGTON — President Trump gave the go-ahead for Microsoft to pursue an acquisition of TikTok, in his first public comments about the popular Chinese-owned video app after he had threatened to ban it from the United States entirely. Speaking at the White House on Monday, Mr. Trump said that TikTok would shut down on Sept. […]

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TikTok will be ‘out of business’ if it doesn’t sell by next month, Trump says

President Trump on Monday said popular social media platform TikTok will be “out of business” in the US if it doesn’t reach a deal to sell its American operations by mid-September. The president’s comments to the media confirmed a previous blog post from Microsoft — which is currently in discussions with Beijing-based TikTok parent company […]

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Mason Disick, 10, & Mom Kourtney’s BFF Addison Rae Dance Their Hearts Out In Cute TikTok Video

Addison Rae shared a new dance video with Mason Disick on TikTok and it showed off their confident moves as well as hilarious cameos from Scott and Penelope Disick. Addison Rae, 19, and Mason Disick, 10, were an awesome sight to see in a new TikTok video that showed off their epic dance moves and […]

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TikTok says its ‘here for the long run’ after Trump floats ban over security fears

TikTok on Saturday said it’s “here for the long run” and “not planning on going anywhere” after President Trump said he intends to ban the popular video app over widespread concerns about data security. “We’re not planning on going anywhere,” U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas said in a video, thanking supporters for their backing. “We […]

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Trump Says He’s Banning TikTok But Trump Says a Lot of Things

On Friday, as rumors swirled that Microsoft was planning on buying TikTok, President Trump said he would “ban” the Chinese-owned video app from the United States because of concerns the Chinese government may get access to US users’ data. But keep in mind that Trump makes a lot of promises, many of which never come to […]

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Sarah Cooper: 5 Things To Know About TikTok Star Who Mocks Donald Trump

Comedian Sarah Cooper is known for brilliantly mocking Donald Trump on TikTok and some fans think she’s the reason he’s planning on banning the popular video app. Here are five things you should know about her. President Donald Trump, 74, announced that he’s planning on banning the popular social media app TikTok, from the United […]

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ByteDance Said to Offer to Sell TikTok’s U.S. Operations

ByteDance, the Chinese internet giant that owns TikTok, has offered to sell the American operations of the popular video app as a way to save its business from being banned by the Trump administration, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Saturday. President Trump had told reporters on Friday that he was considering […]

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Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing App

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions, as President Trump said on Friday that he was considering taking steps that would effectively ban the app from the United States. It’s unclear how advanced the talks between Microsoft and TikTok […]

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Vanessa Bryant Has A Girls’ Night With La La Anthony & Can Barely Contain Her Laughter — Watch

What better activity is there for a girls’ night than filming a TikTok video!? Vanessa Bryant and La La Anthony looked like they had a blast in theirs from July 29! Vanessa Bryant’s friends are keeping her smiling in the months since her husband, Kobe Bryant’s, death. On July 29, Vanessa reunited with her bestie, La La […]

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TikTok’s Parent Said to Weigh Selling a Majority Stake in the Video App

ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, is weighing its ownership options for the popular video app after the Trump administration threatened to ban the app from the United States this month, according to people briefed on the discussions. One path that ByteDance, a privately held company in China, is discussing with its biggest backers is […]

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US investors eye buying TikTok from Chinese parent company: report

A group of US investors in TikTok parent company ByteDance are reportedly discussing a plan to save the embattled app by buying it. The investors, including Silicon Valley big shot Sequoia Capital, want to eliminate any trace of Chinese control over TikTok in hopes of lessening scrutiny of the platform, including by US legislators, according […]

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Whiz kid plays piano and solves Rubik’s Cube simultaneously

TikTok isn’t all trash. A Tennessee teen redefined multitasking after playing the piano while solving a Rubik’s Cube at the same time, as seen in this viral TikTok video with nearly 90,000 views and more than 23,000 likes. “This took me forever to time right,” said 18-year-old Jimmy Liu, a self-proclaimed 11-year piano veteran who’s […]

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Charli D’Amelio Rocks Nose Bandages In New TikTok Videos After Surgery — Watch

TikTok star Charli D’Amelio isn’t going to let surgery keep her spirits down. After going under the knife to fix a breathing problem, the teenage sensation soon back online, dancing around with her nose wrapped up in bandages. It’s safe to say that Charli D’Amelio is feeling better. Days after the 16-year-old social media star […]

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Bill Nye Breaks Down Race In Viral TikTok Video ‘The Science Of Skin Color’ — Watch

Bill Nye took on racism in a new TikTok video, offering a tutorial about how human beings came to have different skin tones. Bill Nye has tackled racism in his latest TikTok video — and the internet is so here for it. The 64-year-old TV personality, otherwise known as The Science Guy, posted a clip on […]

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