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TikTok sets its sights on the music industry

Film | Wide Angle May 2, 2019

TikTok sets its sights on the music industry

by Patrick St. Michel

Short-form video app TikTok isn't content being the center of online youth culture in Japan. Now, it's eyeing the music industry. Earlier this month, TikTok announced a new project called Spotlight. This initiative invites users to submit original music, which will then be siphoned into ...

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 ...