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Amazon: Email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake

By Tali Arbel, The Associated Press Amazon said it mistakenly sent an email to employees Friday telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones. “This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error. There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok,” Amazon said in an emailed statement just before 5 p.m. Eastern time. Amazon had told employees to delete the popular video app TikTok from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing “security ris...
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TikTok users panic as Trump administration considers banning app

Parker Pannell woke up on Thursday to a frantic call from a friend saying that views and likes on TikTok had suddenly reset to zero. The 16-year-old, who has 2.1 million followers on TikTok, panicked, immediately checked the app and started livestreaming to his fans. Perhaps, Pannell thought, this signaled TikTok was going down permanently.
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Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from their phones — then walked back the policy and said it was an 'error' (AMZN)

Amazon told employees in an email on Friday that they had to delete TikTok from phones they use to access their work email because of "security risks," The New York Times reported. But Amazon walked that policy back in a statement Friday, saying it was sent to some employees in "error" and that employees don't have to delete TikTok. TikTok's data-collection practices have come under scrutiny from US lawmakers. While the app collects the same type of data that most apps collect, critics have po...
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Amazon says memo to employees banning TikTok was sent in error

A company spokesperson told Reuters there has been no change in its policy on TikTok.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Amazon Backtracks From Demand That Employees Delete TikTok

TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has been under scrutiny as a potential national security threat.
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TikTok users panic as Trump admin considers banning app

Parker Pannell woke up on Thursday to a frantic call from a friend saying that views and likes on TikTok had suddenly reset to zero. The 16-year-old, who has 2.1 million followers on TikTok, panicked, and immediately checked the app and started livestreaming to his fans.
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Facebook crashes, Ninja leaves TikTok, robot chemists | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live, we break down the top tech stories, including Facebook causing crashes and more.
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Amazon bars video app TikTok on workers’ phones, reports say

By Tali Arbel, The Associated Press Amazon has told employees to delete the popular video app TikTok from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing security risks from the China-owned app, according to reports and posts by Twitter users who said they were Amazon employees. The notice said employees must delete the app by Friday to keep mobile access to Amazon email. Workers would still be allowed to use TikTok from an Amazon laptop browser. Amazon is the second-largest U.S. private employer ...
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How Thor Fridriksson’s ‘Trivia Royale’ earned 2.5M downloads in 3 weeks

In its first few weeks of release, the latest game from QuizUp founder Thor Fridriksson took the top spot in the Games Section of Apple’s App Store and was the top app (for a brief time) in the App Store at large. Since its launch on June 17, Trivia Royale has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times, with day-one retention of 45% and week-one retention of 45% on iOS, according to the company. Average daily usage per user is around 30 minutes. It currently sits in the number six spot in the F...
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Amazon Bans TikTok From Employee Phones Over Security Concerns

Amazon, which has about 840,000 employees worldwide, has told company staff to delete TikTok from their phones because of potential security risks, Variety has confirmed. TikTok, the short-form video app owned by Chinese internet company ByteDance, should not be used on any device that can access Amazon’s email system, the company told employees in a […]
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Amazon reportedly told employees they have to delete TikTok from their phones due to 'security risks' (AMZN)

Amazon reportedly told employees Friday that they have to delete TikTok from phones that they use to access their work email. The decision was made due to "security risks," according to a copy of the email reported by The New York Times. TikTok has come under scrutiny from US lawmakers for its data collection practices. While the app collects the same type of data that most apps collect, critics point to the fact that TikTok is owned by a Beijing-based company and question whether data could b...
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Amazon says TikTok hasn’t been banned from workers’ phones

Amazon now says an email banning the app was 'sent in error'
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Amazon orders employees to delete TikTok from their phones

Amazon is banning the app over 'security risks'
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Amazon Asks Employees to Delete TikTok Over Security Risks

TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has been under scrutiny as a potential national security threat.
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How Will Brands Invest Social Ad Budgets Pulled from the Facebook Boycott?

Facebook is in the midst of a boycott by some large advertisers during this month of July 2020. While Facebook’s stock price hit an all-time high on July 7th, one of the key boycott dates, all is not sunny in Menlo Park. A meeting that same day between Mark Zuckerberg and his team, with key civil rights organizations did not go particularly well. Facebook shared an audit they commissioned, from which The New York Times pulled the line: “With less than five months before a presidential electio...
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It’s clear, Indian short video apps are betting on their ‘Indianness’, but who’ll come out on top?

The clones are coming in fast: it has only been about ten days since TikTok was last accessible in India, but even in that short period of time, the short video space in the country has been in a frenzy. While the “Indian” alternatives have gained a sizeable user base ever since TikTok was banned, it remains to be seen if any of these apps will be able to match TikTok’s recommendation algorithm, or the network effects, which played a crucial role in TikTok’s success in the first place. There is ...
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"Becoming a Himbo."

Yes, you've said it before — blah blah blah TikTok is the devil. I'm not even going to put through comments that try to make that the topic. Write your own blog if you need to do that. This discussion is only for people who watch the video below, which I am recommending as funny and memorable. Once you see the graph and its 4 quadrants, you will never forget them, probably not, unless you're too offended by the realization that our Himbo-to-be would put you in the lower left quadrant, but get th...
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Popular iOS apps including Spotify and TikTok are down due to Facebook issue

It's thought to be caused by a problem with Facebook's sign-in feature
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Popular iOS apps, including Spotify and TikTok, go down due to Facebook issue

It's thought to be caused by a problem with Facebook's sign-in feature
Tags: Ios, Facebook, Spotify, News, Pinterest, Trends, Outage, Breaking, Tiktok


‘He murdered someone, but he’s cute’: TikTokers are writing prisoners to find love

Some experts are wary of the potential for harm
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Trump might ban TikTok — here's what experts who pored through its code and privacy policies say about its security

The Trump administration has said it is considering banning TikTok, claiming that it hoovers up user data and is owned by a Chinese company as a national security threat. The geopolitics of US-China relations makes it hard to know whether TikTok is actually any more intrusive than social media platforms like Facebook, or whether this is a ploy by the US to gall China. Business Insider spoke to two experts who said that while TikTok has shown some security issues, its privacy policy suggests it...
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TikTok received a questionnaire from MEITY after app ban

TikTok received a questionnaire from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology “two days ago”, after the app was banned in India along with 58 other apps, a TikTok spokesperson confirmed to MediaNama. The company did not specify the deadline to submit its response to the government. “We have received a communication from Ministry of Information and Technology and are working to respond to them within the stipulated time frame. We have been in compliance with the laws and regulations...
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TikTok transparency report: India leads in official user information and content takedown requests 

India topped the charts in several metrics revealed by TikTok as part of its for the second half of 2019 — content removals, legal requests for user information, and government requests for content takedowns. The revelations for the second half of 2019 are more or less in line with the first half of the year when India had led requests for user information and content takedowns. The report comes a week after TikTok, along with 58 other ‘Chinese’ apps was banned in India over national security ...
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TikTok halts Hong Kong access after security law

Popular short video app TikTok has blocked access in Hong Kong as it comes under increasing scrutiny.
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Why the US will face an uphill climb in banning TikTok

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Monday that the federal government is looking at banning TikTok, like India. But that would be an uphill climb for the United States, whose domestic politics and court system would pose challenges that would be hard to navigate without smoking-gun evidence that the app is harmful to Americans’ security, something India has not produced. Free speech First off, there’s the first amendment — free speech law in the US constrains the government fro...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, China, India, Censorship, US, United States, Fox News, Federal Trade Commission, Trump, State, Jeff John Roberts, Committee on Foreign Investment, Mike Pompeo, Tiktok


Ban or no ban, Facebook wins in U.S. threats against TikTok

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, comparing it to other Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE that have been deemed national security threats by the current administration. “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you that the United States will get this one right, too,” Pompeo said. The fear is the app could be used to surveil or influence...
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Ban or no ban, Facebook wins in US threats against TikTok

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, comparing it to other Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE that have been deemed national security threats by the current administration. “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you that the United States will get this one right, too,” Pompeo said. The fear is the app could be used to surveil or influence ...
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Whether or not the Trump administration bans TikTok, it’s already helping Facebook

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, comparing it to other Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE that have been deemed national security threats by the current administration. “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you that the United States will get this one right, too,” Pompeo said. The fear is the app could be used to surveil or influence...
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TikTok Mulls Changes to Business to Distance Itself From China

Bytedance said it's evaluating changes to the corporate structure of its TikTok business as U.S. concerns grow over the parent company's Chinese origins. Bloomberg reports: Executives are discussing options such as creating a new management board for TikTok and establishing a separate headquarters for the app outside of China to distance its operations from Beijing, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Short-video and music app TikTok currently doesn't have its own headquarters s...
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U.S. Investigating Whether TikTok Violated Rules on Child Privacy

The U.S. Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are investigating whether popular app TikTok failed to comply with a 2019 agreement to protect children’s privacy. In May, advocacy groups including the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood asked the FTC to examine whether TikTok failed to delete videos and personal data from users aged 13 […]
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