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US Senators want TikTok banned from federal phones
Apr16

US Senators want TikTok banned from federal phones

Image Credit: Global Times Federal lawmakers in the US have again called for a ban to be placed on the use of TikTok on federal devices. This is not the first time such is being proposed. In July 2020, the federal lawmakers had barred federal workers from downloading TikTok on their devices. The legislation has now been reintroduced by a group of Republicans led by Sen. Josh Hawley. Citing potential national security concerns, the...

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TikTok launches a new Video Editor tool
Apr07

TikTok launches a new Video Editor tool

Image Credit: TikTok TikTok has launched a new video editor tool that is designed to help marketers create more efficient videos for their channels.  “TikTok Video Editor is an online smart editor that gives advertisers access to a suite of TikTok-style editing features. It allows you to quickly and accurately produce native-feeling content with TikTok-style elements, including popular music, fonts, colors and more. You can...

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TikTok supports Sexual Assault Awareness Month with new resources
Apr06

TikTok supports Sexual Assault Awareness Month with new resources

TikTok has launched new support resources for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This is a good initiative for its young, active audiences. TikTok has teamed up with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). They have developed new materials to educate young TikTok users. The app will highlight the content this month on the Discover page. “Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time to recognize the important...

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TikTok is banning accounts in Myanmar to curb spread of violent videos
Mar20

TikTok is banning accounts in Myanmar to curb spread of violent videos

Image Credit: Aljazeera TikTok has stepped up measures to curb the spread of violent videos on its platform. The video-sharing app is doing this by blocking numerous accounts, which it believes would help it to control the violent protest currently engulfing the southeast Asian country.  Perhaps, TikTok needed to have made this move earlier, but this latest action could help slow down the spate of violence in the troubled country...

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ByteDance and Tencent exploring new ways to bypass Apple’s new privacy rules
Mar17

ByteDance and Tencent exploring new ways to bypass Apple’s new privacy rules

Image Credit: Technode The Financial Times reports that some of China’s biggest tech companies are testing a tool that will enable them to bypass Apple’s new privacy rules so they can continue to track iPhone users without their consent. Tjis, according to the report, will allow them to keep serving them targeted mobile ads. Apple is already planning to enforce its App Tracking changes following the release of iOS 14.5,...

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TikTok has launched a new way to help creators engage with their viewers
Mar06

TikTok has launched a new way to help creators engage with their viewers

Image Credit: TikTok TikTok has launched a new feature that helps creators to engage with their viewers. The new Q&A feature will enable creators to designate their comments as Q&A questions, and also respond to questions either with text comments or video replies. They [creators] will also be able to add Q&A profile link to their bios among a couple of other things they can also do. “Today we’re making it easier than ever...

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