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What India’s TikTok ban means for China

For more than a decade, China has limited how foreign tech firms that operate inside its borders do business. The world’s largest internet market has used its Great Firewall to block Facebook, Twitter, Google and other services in the name of preserving its cyber sovereignty. The walled-garden approach has helped homegrown giants like Tencent and Alibaba Group win the local market, while giving the Chinese government a better hold on what gets communicated on these platforms. China has even s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Apps, Asia, Government, China, India, Tech, Tencent, WeChat, Alibaba Group, Zomato, New Delhi, Helo, Paytm


Finance startups are launching new products designed for influencers including an app that lets YouTubers get paid early

Startups are eyeing social-media stars as potential customers for financial services products as the influencer industry continues to grow.  Last month, the fintech startup Karat introduced a custom charge card for influencers, looking at a creator's social metrics, like follower count and engagement rates, rather than their FICO score to assess whether they qualify for its card. This week, the influencer-tech company ChannelMeter is launching a cash payment app for YouTubers with the goal of ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Youtube, Trends, Fintech, Lee, Karat, YouTube Instagram, Eugene Lee, Eric Wei, IGTV, Tiktok, YouTube TikTok, YouTube Facebook TikTok, Startup Jellysmack, Will Kim


Facebook expands Instagram Reels to India

As scores of startups look to cash in on the video content void that ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps has created in India, a big challenger is ready to try its hand. Instagram said on Wednesday it is rolling out Reels — a feature that allows users to create short-form videos (up to 15 seconds long) set to music or other audio — to a “broad” user base in India. The Facebook -owned service first began testing Reels late last year. Video is already a popular way how many Indians engage...
Tags: Google Play Store, Social, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Twitter, Instagram, China, Germany, India, Tech, Times, New Delhi, App Annie, Roposo, Gaana


Facebook expands Instagram Reels to India amid TikTok ban

As scores of startups look to cash in on the video content void that ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps has created in India, a big challenger is ready to try its hand. Instagram said on Wednesday it is rolling out Reels — a feature that allows users to create short-form videos (up to 15 seconds long) set to music or other audio — to a “broad” user base in India. The Facebook -owned service first began testing Reels, which has been widely referred as “TikTok clone”, in select markets l...
Tags: Google Play Store, Social, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Instagram, China, Germany, India, Tech, Times, New Delhi, TechCrunch, App Annie, Roposo, Gaana


China blackmailing dissenters in US to return home – FBI chief

Christopher Wray condemns Operation Fox Hunt campaign‘A sweeping bid to target Chinese nationals Xi sees as threats’Chinese agents have been pursuing hundreds of Chinese nationals living in the US in an effort to force their return, as part of a global campaign against the country’s diaspora, known as Operation Fox Hunt, the FBI director has said. Related: Apple under pressure to act after TikTok pulls out of Hong Kong Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, China, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Fbi, Asia Pacific, Fox Hunt, Christopher Wray, Hong Kong Continue, Operation Fox Hunt, Tiktok


U.S. is investigating claims that TikTok violated children's privacy

The FTC and the Justice Department are investigating claims that TikTok, the popular social media app with close ties to China, violated a 2019 agreement to protect children's privacy. Reports Diane Bartz at Reuters, The Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and others in May asked the FTC look into their allegations TikTok failed to delete videos and personal information about users age 13 and younger as it had agreed to do, among other violations. Reuters co...
Tags: Post, Family, Technology, Kids, News, Privacy, Children, Law, China, Social Media, US news, Tech News, United States, Justice Department, Ftc, Reuters


U.S. eyes TikTok ban, Hamilton is a hit, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top tech stories, including the possible U.S. ban of TikTok.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Hamilton, Tiktok, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


US is 'Looking at' Banning TikTok and Chinese Social Media Apps, Pompeo Says

The U.S. is "looking at" banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News. From a report: His comments come amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China and as scrutiny on TikTok and Chinese technology firms continues to grow. When asked in a Fox News interview if the U.S. should be looking at banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Pompeo said: "We are taking this very seriously. We are certainly looking at it. We have worked on thi...
Tags: China, India, US, Tech, Fox News, Huawei, State, Fox News From, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Tiktok, Chinese Social Media Apps Pompeo Says


China trying to force Chinese nationals living in US to return home – FBI chief

Christopher Wray condemns Operation Fox Hunt campaiagn‘A sweeping bid to target Chinese nationals Xi sees as threats’Chinese agents have been pursuing hundreds of Chinese nationals living in the US in an effort to force their return, as part of a global campaign against the country’s diaspora, known as Operation Fox Hunt, the FBI director has said. Related: Apple under pressure to act after TikTok pulls out of Hong Kong Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, China, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Fbi, Asia Pacific, Christopher Wray, Hong Kong Continue, Operation Fox Hunt, Tiktok


Big Tech hit pause on sharing data with law enforcement in Hong Kong

In response to China’s enactment of Hong Kong’s National Security Law on June 30 (last Tuesday), multiple Big Tech firms have suspended their mechanisms to process data requests from law enforcement agencies in Hong Kong. Facebook, WhatsApp, Google and Telegram have paused their data request mechanisms while TikTok has announced that it will cease its operations in the territory. Twitter is in a bit of a grey area. We have also reached out to Apple to know their stance on the situation. The Nati...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, News, China, Singapore, US, Social Media, Whatsapp, New York Times, Telegram, Free Speech, Signal


Here's how big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and TikTok are reacting to Hong Kong's harsh new national security law

Last week, China unilaterally passed an overarching new national security law in Hong Kong that experts say further erodes the semi-autonomous city's waning freedoms. The legislation criminalizes what it deems secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with a foreign country. Those charged with the most severe offenses — like undermining the Chinese government — face a maximum penalty of life in prison. On Monday, several major tech companies including Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Beijing, United States, Chinese communist party, Business Insider, Zoom, Trump


Apple under pressure to act after TikTok pulls out of Hong Kong

Social media firms react to sweeping new national security legislation imposed by ChinaTikTok is to withdraw from Hong Kong app stores and Zoom will stop complying with city authorities’ data requests as technology companies react to the sweeping new national security laws imposed on the city by Beijing.Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Google and Telegram have already said they are “pausing” cooperation with requests for user information, putting pressure on Apple – the largest technology company w...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Technology, Media, Protest, China, Social Media, World news, Asia Pacific, Digital Media, Tiktok, ChinaTikTok, Beijing Facebook Microsoft Twitter Google


TikTok faces ban in the US; pulls out of Hong Kong

The world’s most popular short video app continues to be in the crosshairs of politicians globally. On Monday night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning TikTok over concerns that it could be used by the Beijing government as a surveillance and propaganda tool. The potential ban would deal another blow to TikTok after it recently went down in its biggest market, India. On the heel of Pompeo’s statement, TikTok announced that i...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Government, India, Disney, US, Tech, Beijing, United States, Fox News, State, Mayer, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Kevin Mayer, Zhang Yiming


Influencer-tech startup ChannelMeter is launching an app that lets YouTubers get paid early — and it's not the only fintech going after creators

Startups are eyeing social-media stars as potential customers for financial services products as the influencer industry continues to grow.  Last month, the fintech startup Karat introduced a custom charge card for influencers, looking at a creator's social metrics, like follower count and engagement rates, rather than their FICO score to assess whether they qualify for its card. This week, the influencer-tech company ChannelMeter is launching a cash payment app for YouTubers with the goal of ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Youtube, Trends, Fintech, Lee, Karat, YouTube Instagram, Eugene Lee, Eric Wei, IGTV, Tiktok, YouTube TikTok, YouTube Facebook TikTok, Startup Jellysmack, Will Kim


Instagram Reels arrives in India following TikTok’s ban

In the wake of India’s decision to ban TikTok and dozens of other Chinese apps over privacy concerns, Instagram has expanded its TikTok rival, known as Reels, in the region. The launch in India also comes only days after Facebook announced its standalone TikTok clone, Lasso, would be shutting down on July 10. In addition to India, Instagram Reels is live in Brazil, and as of recently, France and Germany. But an Instagram spokesperson hints the expansion may go even broader, without offering spec...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Instagram, France, Germany, India, Social Media, Tech, Beijing, Brazil, Reuters, Instagram Facebook, Saregama, Lasso, Reels, Tiktok


Instagram Reels tested in India following TikTok’s ban

In the wake of India’s decision to ban TikTok and dozens of other Chinese apps over privacy concerns, Instagram has expanded its TikTok rival, known as Reels, in the region. The test in India also comes only days after Facebook announced its standalone TikTok clone, Lasso, would be shutting down on July 10. In addition to India, Instagram Reels is live in Brazil, and as of recently, France and Germany. But an Instagram spokesperson hints the expansion may go even broader, without offering specif...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Instagram, France, Germany, India, Social Media, Tech, Beijing, Brazil, Reuters, Instagram Facebook, Saregama, Lasso, Reels, Tiktok


Facebook makes education push in India

Facebook, which reaches more users than any other international firm in India, has identified a new area of opportunity to further spread its tentacles in the world’s second largest internet market. On Sunday, the social juggernaut announced it had partnered with the Central Board of Secondary Education, a government body that oversees education in private and public schools in India, to launch a certified curriculum on digital safety and online well-being, and augmented reality for students ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Education, China, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, New Delhi, CBSE, Tiktok, Central Board of Secondary Education, Reliance Jio Platforms


LinkedIn, Reddit discovered copying clipboard’s contents by iOS 14

This comes months after TikTok was found with the same issue
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, News, Trends, Linkedin, Tiktok, LinkedIn Reddit, Ios 14


LinkedIn, Reddit discovered by iOS 14 copying clipboard’s contents

This comes months after TikTok was found with the same issue
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, News, Trends, Linkedin, Tiktok, LinkedIn Reddit, Ios 14


This Week in Apps: India bans Chinese apps, Apple freezes game updates in China, iOS developer backlash continues

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x highe...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Apps, China, India, Tech, Developers, App Stores, Huawei, New Delhi, India China, Kevin Mayer, Department of Telecommunications, Tiktok


LinkedIn Says iOS Clipboard Snooping After Every Key Press is a Bug, Will Fix

A LinkedIn spokesperson told ZDNet this week that a bug in the company's iOS app was responsible for a seemingly privacy-intrusive behavior spotted by one of its users on Thursday. From a report: The issue was discovered using the new beta version of iOS 14. For iOS 14, set to be officially released in the fall, Apple has added a new privacy feature that shows a quick popup that lets users know when an app has read content from their clipboard. Using this new mechanism, users spotted last week h...
Tags: Apple, Linkedin, Tech, Zdnet, Tiktok


Influencers live a pandemic-free fantasy, Quibi dismisses 'YouTuber ideas,' and what's happening with Shane Dawson

Happy Thursday! This is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Influencer Dashboard, our weekly rundown of what's new in the influencer and creator economy. Before we get started, I want to first introduce a new reporter on BI's business of influencers team: Sydney Bradley! You can reach Sydney and say hi at [email protected] and on Twitter @SydneyKBradley. She will be covering Instagram, TikTok, and all things related to the business of internet creators and influencers. And now to the ...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Youtube, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Star, Netflix, Mtv, Sydney, Beverly Hills, BLM, BI, Jason Derulo, Trump, Capitol Records


TikTok denies initiating legal action against govt’s app-ban decision

Short video app TikTok, which was recently banned in India, along with 58 other Chinese apps, has denied pursuing legal action against the Indian government’s directive. “There have been statements in the press concerning the possibility that TikTok might pursue legal action regarding the directive by the Government of India. We have no plans to pursue such action. We are committed to working with the government to address its concerns. We comply with the laws and regulations of the Government o...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, News, Congress, China, India, WTO, Play Store, App Store, Mumbai, India China, Economic Times, Mukul Rohatgi, MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology


Google, Apple remove majority of the banned Chinese apps, some still up on their app stores

Days after the Indian government  decided to ban 59 apps developed by Chinese companies, a majority of them have now been taken down from Apple and Google’s respective stores. A total of 54 apps were taken down from the Google Play Store, while  including Shareit, Kwai, and Club Factory. Four apps — Likee, Bigo Live, Viva Video, Vigo Video  — were also take down, but their “lite version” was still available. An app called YouCam Makeup was yet to be taken down at the time of publication. While t...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, News, China, India, Play Store, Vigo, App Store, Helo, India China, Google Apple, UC browser, Kwai, MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology


Apple and Google block dozens of Chinese apps in India

Two days after India blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms, Google and Apple have started to comply with New Delhi’s order and are preventing users in the world’s second largest internet market from accessing those apps. UC Browser, Shareit, and Club Factory and other apps that India has blocked are no longer listed on Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store. In a statement, a Google spokesperson said that the company had “temporarily blocked access to the apps”on Google Play Store as...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, Social, Apps, Asia, Government, China, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Alibaba Group, New Delhi


Facebook is shutting down Lasso, its TikTok clone

Facebook is no longer betting on Lasso, an app it launched a year and a half ago, to take on TikTok . The social juggernaut’s TikTok clone is shutting down on July 10, Lasso alerted users on Wednesday. Launched in late 2018, Lasso was seen as Facebook’s answer to TikTok that’s . Lasso allowed users shoot up to 15-second long videos and overlay popular songs. The app centered around an algorithmic feed of recommended videos, but also allowed users to tap through hashtags or a Browse page of...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Instagram, India, Tech, Uruguay, Josh Constine, Lasso, Colombia Mexico, Sensor Tower, Reels, Tiktok, Brady Voss, Facebook Lasso


'Don't leave me' challenge makes Nigerian comedy go viral

Josh2funny’s punny Instagram video highlights highs and lows of fame for internet creatorsJosh Alfred, a Nigerian comedian popularly known as Josh2funny, is on cloud nine. Videos answering his “don’t leave me” challenge, inspired by a breakthrough skit where he punned around with the word “leaf”, have electrified social media and gone viral around the world.“Comedy is my life, it’s what I love,” the 29-year-old said. “Seeing my videos be shared and people all over the world doing their versions,...
Tags: Comedy, Technology, Instagram, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Culture, Alfred, Don, Tiktok


TikTok is engaging with India over ban and already complies with local privacy and security requirements, CEO says

Kevin Mayer, the chief executive of TikTok said on Wednesday that the popular short-form video app complies with “all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law,” two days after New Delhi banned 59 apps including Mayer’s citing security concerns. Addressing TikTok’s 2000 employees in India on Wednesday, Mayer said ByteDance, the parent firm of the Chinese app, would do “everything in our power to restore the positive experiences and opportunities that they can be proud of.” With ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Social, Apps, Asia, Government, China, India, Tech, Tencent, Alibaba Group, New Delhi, Reliance Jio, Mayer, Kevin Mayer


TikTok's new CEO is facing his first big challenge after India banned the app and left TikTok's thousands of Indian employees stuck in limbo

India said Monday it was blocking TikTok and 59 other foreign apps, citing concerns the Chinese app is "stealing" user data as India clashes with China over a disputed border between the two countries. This is the first major challenge the viral video-sharing app faces under its new CEO, Kevin Mayer, who was appointed to the position in May. Mayer plans to address TikTok's around 2,000 "panic-stricken" employees on Tuesday, Indian outlet Business Today reports. The head of TikTok in India has ...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, China, India, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Mayer, Business Today, Kevin Mayer, Bytedance, Tiktok, ByteDance ByteDance, TikTok India, TikTok s India


Daily Crunch: Lululemon is acquiring Mirror

Lululemon is paying $500 million to acquire a home fitness startup, India bans TikTok and Amazon Prime Video is the latest streaming service to add a co-viewing experience. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 30, 2020. 1. Lululemon set to acquire home fitness startup Mirror for $500M The deal comes at a time when home workout solutions are in high demand thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even when gyms begin to reopen in different locales, many will likely be wary of returning to a potentially...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Hbo, Hardware, Boston, India, Tech, New York Times, Mirror, Hulu, Latin America, Amazon Prime Video, Lululemon, Prime Amazon



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