TikTok

Ontario School Boards Suing Meta, SnapChat, TikTok for $4.5 Billion

Four Ontario school boards—Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Peel District School Board (PDSB), Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), and Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)—have launched a lawsuit against Meta (owners of Facebook and Instagram), SnapChat, and TikTok. The lawsuit accuses these tech giants of designing social media platforms that are "disrupting student learning and...

Feds Ordered a Secret National Security Review of TikTok

In September 2023, the federal Liberals ordered a national security review of China-based TikTok, a move not publicly disclosed at the time, reports The Canadian Press. A spokesperson for Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told The Canadian Press, “This is still an ongoing case. We can’t comment further because of the confidentiality provisions of the Investment...

U.S. Passes Bill that Could Ban TikTok, as Crackdown Ensues

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill targeting China-based ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok. The legislation, if enacted, would force ByteDance to sell TikTok or face a potential ban in the United States. The bill passed with majority in a 352-65-1 vote, signaling a tough stance against the popular social...

TikTok App for Apple Vision Pro Now Available

If you’re ready for TikTok to take over your mind in the virtual world, a native app is now available for the Apple Vision Pro. TikTok announced today that a dedicated visionOS app is now available. "Exciting news! TikTok is now available as a new spatial app on @Apple Vision Pro. Experience your For You...

TikTok Execs Tell MPs App is Not Controlled by China

TikTok executives defended the video-sharing app's data security practices during a House of Commons committee meeting on Wednesday. Lawmakers expressed concerns that user data could be accessed by the Chinese government. Western governments have previously raised alarms that TikTok, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, could be a conduit for sensitive data to China's government or for...

Disney Marks 100th Anniversary with Special TikTok Hub

In celebration of The Walt Disney Company's 100th anniversary, a special activation called Disney100 will be launched on TikTok starting October 16. The initiative aims to offer a unique interactive experience for Disney enthusiasts, featuring content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, ESPN, National Geographic, and Disney Parks. "We're thrilled to partner with Disney to...