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DOJ accuses TikTok owner of being a 'mouthpiece' of Chinese Communist Party

Lionel Bonaventure/Getty Images The Justice Department filed a response to TikTok's request for an injunction to delay President Donald Trump's partial ban on the app that is scheduled for September 27. The DOJ accused the CEO of TikTok's parent company Byte Dance, Zhang Yiming, of acting as a "mouthpiece" for the Chinese Communist Party, The Verge and NPR reported.  Earlier this month, the US Commerce Department said that it would enact a partial ban that would prevent US citizens from ...
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Popular deepfake apps are making it easier than ever to make AI-powered manipulated videos — spawning new memes, and an increased potential for abuse

Rob Lever/Getty Images Making deepfake videos — which use AI to convincingly swap one person's face with another's — is easier than ever before. While deepfakes were once the domain of sophisticated coders, new apps are democratizing the technology and making it accessible to wide swaths of people — and turning a profit while doing so. The trend has spawned new memes on apps like TikTok and YouTube, as well as new concerns about their potential for abuse or misinformation, according to ex...
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‘Benadryl Challenge’ On TikTok Linked To Reports Of Teen Injuries And Deaths, FDA Says

(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Thursday over “serious problems with high doses” of the common over-the-counter allergy medication Benadryl. Too much diphenhydramine (Benadryl), can lead to severe health problems, including serious heart problems, seizures, coma and even death. The FDA cited reports of teenagers ending up in hospital emergency rooms or dying after participating in the so-called “Benadryl Challenge,” on the social media platform TikTok. “We are invest...
Tags: Health, Technology, Tech, Fda, US Food and Drug Administration, Consumer, Benadryl, Tiktok, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


Judge to decide by Sunday if TikTok will remain in U.S. app stores

TikTok's fate in the U.S. Apple and Google app stores will be decided by Sunday, we are told. A U.S. judge is expected to decide by Sunday whether Trump's ban on TikTok will be upheld, after a last-minute filing by the Trump-controlled Department of Justice supporting the move. — Read the rest
Tags: Apple, Google, Post, Technology, News, Tech News, Department Of Justice, Trump, Tiktok


Brand Moves for Friday September 25

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. Chinese consumers are finally starting to spend again after the pandemic-induced...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, China, Advertising, Netflix, Shanghai, Square, Silicon Valley, Nielsen, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Dorsey, Mainland China


The Real Word: Should agents disclose referral fees?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they'll discuss the importance of disclosing referral fees, markets in trouble and using TikTok for business.
Tags: Video, Real Estate, Opinion, Social Media, Service, Radio, Agent, Nicole White, Referrals, Brokerage, Select, Tiktok, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Referral Fees, Markets in Trouble


Free VPNs are bad for your privacy

VPNs are in high demand as Americans scramble to keep access to TikTok and WeChat amid a looming government ban. There are dozens of free VPNs out there that promise to protect your privacy by keeping you anonymous on the internet and hiding your browsing history. Don’t believe it. Free VPNs are bad for you. The internet is a hostile place for the privacy-minded. Internet providers can sell your browsing history, governments can spy on you and tech titans collect huge amounts of data to track yo...
Tags: Security, Wtf, Privacy, Internet, Tech, Computing, Web Services, Vpn, Streaming Services, Digital Ocean, Don, Romain Dillet, Algo, Nick Selby, Internet Traffic, Amazon Web Services Microsoft


Don’t buy the hype: Free VPNs are bad for your privacy

VPNs are in high demand as Americans scramble to keep access to TikTok and WeChat amid a looming government ban. There are dozens of free VPNs out there that promise to protect your privacy by keeping you anonymous on the internet and hiding your browsing history. Don’t believe it. Free VPNs are bad for you. The internet is a hostile place for the privacy-minded. Internet providers can sell your browsing history, governments can spy on you, and tech titans collect huge amounts of data to track y...
Tags: Security, Wtf, Privacy, Internet, Tech, Computing, Web Services, Vpn, Director, Streaming Services, Digital Ocean, Don, Romain Dillet, Algo, Nick Selby, Internet Traffic


TikTok Asks Judge To Nullify Trump’s Threat Of A Ban

TikTok contends that Trump has exceeded his presidential power in ordering the ban, which it says amounts to impermissible regulation of users’ “personal communications” and was not “motivated by a genuine national security concern, but rather by political considerations relating to the upcoming general election.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, Trump, Tiktok, Nullify Trump, 09.23.20


TikTok Sponsors Nascar Driver (and TikTok User) Ryan Vargas

Nascar driver Ryan Vargas maintains a strong presence on TikTok, with over 41,000 followers, and the up-and-coming racer now counts the video creation platform as his first major sponsor. Vargas, just 20, got his start in Nascar's Drive for Diversity program, and he is now part of the team at Johnny Davis Motorsports. Ryan VargasTikTok/Nascar/Johnny...
Tags: Advertising, Nascar, Platforms, Vargas, Ryan Vargas, Social Pro Daily, Tiktok, TikTok Sponsors Nascar


Brands are still hiring influencers who party during the pandemic

TikTok star Blake Gray created a sponsored post for Nutter Butter ten days after he was charged with a misdemeanor by LA's city attorney, Mike Feuer, who alleged Gray violated LA's "Safer LA" order and "Party House Ordinance." TikTok. Happy Thursday! This is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.During the pandemic, many mega influencers have ignored social-distancing guidelin...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Media, Instagram, Youtube, La, Advertising, Trends, Walmart, House, Sydney, Charles, Asos, Ufo, Hall, Gray


India’s ShareChat raises $40 million, says its short-video platform Moj now reaches 80 million users

an Indian social network that focuses entirely on serving users in non-English languages, said on Thursday it has raised $40 million from a clutch of investors after the Indian startup added tens of millions of new users in recent months. The five-year-old Bangalore-based startup said Dr. Pawan Munjal, chief executive and chairman of giant two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp, Ajay Shridhar Shriram, chairman of chemical manufacturing company DCM Shriram, and existing investors Twitter, SA...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, Twitter, Instagram, India, Funding, Tech, Beijing, New Delhi, MoJ, Bangalore, Sdk, Lightspeed Ventures, Times Internet, Appannie


ByteDance just asked China for permission to export TikTok's technology as it tries to finalize a deal with the US government

President Donald Trump attends a bilateral meeting with China's President Xi Jinping during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters TikTok parent ByteDance asked the Chinese government for approval to export technology, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. In August, China expanded its rules on exporting AI-based technology, effectively requiring that any TikTok deal receive its blessing. TikTok's powerful, secretive algorithm is its most valuable asset and...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Social Media, Walmart, Bloomberg, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Osaka Japan, US Commerce Department, Tech Insider, Bytedance, Tiktok


ByteDance just asked China for permission to export TikTok's technology as it tries to finalize a deal with the US government

TikTok's powerful algorithm is one of the biggest sticking points for both China and the US as confusion erupted over the deal terms this week.
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TikTok’s APAC safety advisory council will advise on issues like child safety, hate speech, misinformation, & bullying

Earlier this week, TikTok set up a safety advisory council for the APAC region, to advise on issues such as online safety, child safety, digital literacy, mental health and human rights. The council will also report on observations and submit formal recommendations related to these issues. It has seven founding members — including one Indian — but TikTok said that it will include more members from others markets in the APAC region in the future. After the announcement, MediaNama reached out to T...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, India, Asia Pacific, Council, APAC, Medianama, Social Media Matters, Tiktok, Safety Advisory Council, Amitabh Kumar, Asia Pacific Safety Advisory Council, TikTok Advisory Council


India accounts for 35% of all TikTok videos removed between Jan-Jun’20

India has earned itself the dubious distinction for getting the maximum number of TikTok videos removed between January and June 2020 — a whopping 37,682,924 — four times the country with the second highest removals — USA with 9,822,996 (9.82 million). Of the 37.68 million videos removed in India, only 225 videos and 8 accounts were removed or blocked at the government’s request; all others were removed by TikTok of its own volition, indicating that India led in the creation of violative content...
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TikTok seeks injunction to halt Trump ban, claims it would break America's own First and Fifth Amendments

Video-sharing app appears to have had enough of presidential posturing TikTok has asked the courts for a preliminary injunction that would prevent the the Trump administration from banning the video-sharing app in America this weekend.…
Tags: America, Software, Trump, Tiktok


Daily Crunch: Shopify confirms data breach

Shopify blames “rogue” employees for a data breach, Google Maps adds COVID-19 data and China pushes back against the TikTok deal. This is your Daily Crunch for September 23, 2020. The big story: Shopify confirms data breach The e-commerce platform blamed two “rogue members” of its support team, alleging that they stole customer data from “less than 200 merchants.” Shopify said it has fired the employees in question and referred the matter to the FBI. In a blog post, the company said the aff...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Ecommerce, China, Tech, Fbi, Chinese communist party, Google Maps, Shopify, Alex Wilhelm, Christi, Redwood, JB Straubel, Peloton, Michael Chasen, Rogier


TikTok Files Motion to Block Trump’s Sept. 27 App Download Ban

As a deal deciding the fate of TikTok hangs in the balance, the Chinese-owned video app is seeking a preliminary injunction to halt the Trump administration’s order that would ban app stores from carrying TikTok in the U.S. as of Sept. 27. “There is simply no genuine emergency here that would justify the government’s precipitous […]
Tags: Asia, News, Donald Trump, Trump, Bytedance, Tiktok, TikTok Files Motion to Block Trump


TikTok Files Legal Action to Block Trump’s Sept. 27 App Download Ban

As a deal deciding the fate of TikTok hangs in the balance, the Chinese-owned video app is seeking a preliminary injunction to halt the Trump administration’s order that would ban app stores from carrying TikTok in the U.S. as of Sept. 27. TikTok alleges that Trump cited “national security” concerns as a pretext for trying […]
Tags: Asia, News, Donald Trump, Trump, Bytedance, Tiktok, TikTok Files Legal Action to Block Trump


TikTok files for injunction against pending Trump app ban

TikTok’s fight with the Trump administration doesn’t yet appear to be over, regardless of what the deal that was signed between its parent company ByteDance and Oracle says. Earlier today, the company filed a motion to stop the Commerce Department from enforcing a ban against the popular social app. That ban was supposed to come into place on Sunday, but after the signing of the ByteDance/Oracle deal, it was delayed by a week, with additional delays expected as the deal closes in the comin...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Government, China, San Francisco, Tech, Policy, Tencent, WeChat, Oracle, Tencent Holdings, Trump, Commerce Department, President Trump, Bytedance, Tiktok


Under Vanessa Pappas, TikTok could go from political nightmare to a powerhouse focused on investing in creators

Martin Salgo via Tiktok TikTok is awaiting the approval of a deal with Oracle that could put an end to the months-long battle with the US government over the app's Chinese ties and US presence. Pressure on the relationship between TikTok and its Beijing-based parent company, ByteDance, has led to questions over who will have control over the resulting US-based company. This power struggle seems to have been a reason why TikTok's last CEO, Kevin Mayer, quit only three months into the job. ...
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TikTok has asked a federal judge to halt President Trump's ban

Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider TikTok is asking a federal judge to issue a preliminary junction to halt President Donald Trump's partial app ban set to take effect this weekend.TikTok filed a request Wednesday afternoon for "preliminary injunctive relief" that would prevent the US government from implementing its ban September 27 on new downloads of the app and software updates for existing users.According to court documents, TikTok is also requesting an exp...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Getty Images, Donald Trump, US District Court, Trump, Commerce Department, JIM WATSON, Tech Insider, Samantha Lee, Tiktok, Paige Leskin, TikTok Ban, BI Graphics, TikTok lawsuit


TikTok has asked a federal judge to file an injunction halting Donald Trump's ban

Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider TikTok is facing down the deadlines set by Donald Trump's executive orders to implement a partial app ban on Sunday and a total ban on November 12. On Wednesday, TikTok filed a preliminary injunction asking a federal judge to delay Trump's ban planned for September 27 at 11:59 p.m. The injunction was filed as part of TikTok's lawsuit against the US government challenging the legality and constitutionality of Trump's August 6 e...
Tags: Politics, Washington, US, Trends, Walmart, Getty Images, Donald Trump, US District Court, Trump, Commerce Department, JIM WATSON, US Commerce Department, Covington Burling, Tech Insider, Samantha Lee, Tiktok


TikTok asks judge to block U.S. from barring app for download

TikTok asked a U.S. judge on Wednesday to block a Trump administration order that would require Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to remove the short video-sharing app for new downloads starting on Sunday. A federal judge in San Francisco on Saturday issued a preliminary injunction blocking a similar Commerce Department order from taking effect on Sunday on Tencent Holdings' WeChat app. On Saturday, the Commerce Department announced a one-week delay in the TikTok order, citing "recent...
Tags: Google, News, San Francisco, Apple Inc, Tencent Holdings, Trump, Alphabet Inc, Commerce Department, Tiktok


Is This the Easiest Way to Eat Chicken Wings?

Few things are as American as the humble chicken wing, which is why when we saw on newly all-American app TikTok, we had to try it.Read more...
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The Jeff Bezos Academy is in session, and the history curriculum is courtesy of Larry Ellison

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech.If you're not already subscribed, click here to get Insider Tech in your inbox every week.  This week: The Jeff Bezos School is in session, and American history is brought to you by Larry Ellison Larry Ellison Business Insider What if our kids' schools were run the same way Amazon's business is run?That might sound like the set-up for a snarky joke or a sound bite f...
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China Has ‘No Reason’ to Approve U.S.’s ‘Dirty and Unfair’ TikTok Deal, Communist Party Paper Says

There’s a new sign the Chinese government is leaning toward spiking the deal to transfer control of TikTok from ByteDance to U.S. owners, including Oracle and Walmart. An editorial Wednesday in China Daily, the state-run newspaper of the Beijing regime, called the agreement to form TikTok Global — which was forced by an executive order by […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Walmart, Beijing, Donald Trump, Oracle, Bytedance, Tiktok


Satya Nadella said the TikTok-Oracle deal is unrecognizable from the one Microsoft bid on

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella. Tobias Schwarz/Getty Images Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told CNET the deal struck between TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart looked nothing like the deal Microsoft originally bid on for TikTok's US operations. "The deal has obviously changed a lot since then," Nadella said. Oracle and Walmart announced their intentions to buy a 20% stake in TikTok on Saturday, but the deal is yet to win official government approval. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Microsoft, China, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Walmart, Oracle, Cnet, Trump, Fox News Read, US China, Nadella, Tech Insider, Bytedance, Tiktok, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Chevron orders staff worldwide to delete WeChat from their work phones, despite a judge blocking Trump's ban of the app

US President Donald Trump is trying to ban WeChat in the US. Reuters/Leah Millis Chevron Corporation has told its employees around the world to delete Tencent’s WeChat app from their work phones, describing it as a “non-compliant application” in a staff email seen by Bloomberg News.  Any staff that don't delete the Chinese social media and chat app will have their access to Chevron's internal system revoked, it said.   The American oil giant is one of the first companies in the US to take ...
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