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TikTok adds a slew of new caption and translation tools to clips
Jul24

TikTok adds a slew of new caption and translation tools to clips

TikTok has rolled out new caption and translation tools to clips. The new tools will help users engage with trending videos on the platform. Auto Captions We start off with the auto captions; a new tool that provides a new way to add text descriptions to your clips. From the image above, you can see the new captions feature at the lower left hand side of the screen. The auto captions feature add vital context to the viewing...

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TikTok’s global chief security officer steps down
Jul18

TikTok’s global chief security officer steps down

TikTok’s global chief security officer, Roland Cloutier has stepped down. This is coming ahead of TikTok’s transitioning its US-based servers to Oracle. In an internal memo as seen by the Wall Street Journal, the China-owned app stated that Cloutier will assume an advisory role, with TikTok’s head of security risk, vendor, and client assurance, Kim Albarella, taking over temporarily. “With our recent announcement about data management...

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TikTok helps SMBs with free marketing education
Jul11

TikTok helps SMBs with free marketing education

TikTok has launched a new learning series called Follow Me to help small and medium-sized businesses. It talks about key tips and tricks to get optimal success on the platform. The free education program comes with many expert tips and insights to polish and enhance your TikTok marketing strategy. For six weeks, you will receive a series of emails with an overview of key notes on best practice. It includes how to create a free...

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TikTok facing multiple lawsuits after seven children died attempting “blackout challenge”
Jul08

TikTok facing multiple lawsuits after seven children died attempting “blackout challenge”

Image Credit: Bloomberg TikTok’s “blackout challenge” is the subject of a lawsuit instituted by parents who claim their children died of strangulation. According to the parents, the children died from strangulation after attempting videos showed them by TikTok. According to The Verge, one of the suits filed against the Chinese-owned app in June alleged that no fewer than seven specific children died in 2021 while attempting the...

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TikTok is testing new livestream restriction setting for users below 18
Jul07

TikTok is testing new livestream restriction setting for users below 18

Image Credit: Investopedia TikTok users below the age of 18 years could soon have restricted access to livestream on the platform. The company is testing as a new setting that lets users restrict their livestreams to viewers below 18 years of age. TikTok has already confirmed the test to TechCrunch; and is currently only available to a limited number of users. A screenshot shared by Watchful.ai, a product intelligence company, show...

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TikTok gives more assurances on US data
Jul04

TikTok gives more assurances on US data

Is TikTok the most scrutinized social media app in the world? Considering how many times TikTok has come under the radar in the last couple of years, the answer to that question could very well be yes. This probably explains why the owners continue to reassure authorities; the Republicans in particular that data of US citizens is safe. For the umpteenth time, TikTok has again assured the US authorities that data of US citizens in its...

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