Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court order

Business Apr 17, 2019

Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court order

Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court's directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The move comes hours after a court in southern ...

TikTok fined in U.S. for app illegally gathering children's data

Business Feb 28, 2019

TikTok fined in U.S. for app illegally gathering children's data

The fast-growing, Chinese-owned video-sharing network TikTok agreed to pay a $5.7 million fine to U.S. authorities to settle charges that it illegally collected personal information from children, officials said Wednesday. The Federal Trade Commission said the penalty for the social network, which had been known ...

Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Business / Tech Jan 31, 2019

Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. The tech blog TechCrunch reported late Tuesday that Facebook paid about $20 a month to users of the Facebook Research app. While Facebook ...

Dealing with disaster in Japan

Digital | ON: TECH Sep 16, 2018

Dealing with disaster in Japan

by Chiho Komoriya

It's been a tough month for Japan. First the biggest typhoon in 25 years blew through the western region, then a major earthquake in Hokkaido swiftly followed. Both wreaked havoc and recovery is still in process. On Tech takes a look at apps offering ...