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Bridgerton re-imagined on TikTok by US singer Abigail Barlow

Bridgerton re-imagined on TikTok by US singer Abigail Barlow

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TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

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A month after federal regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect children and teenagers, TikTok is tightening its privacy practices for the under-18 crowdBy BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology WriterJanuary 13, 2021, 10:00 AM• 2 min readA month after federal regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect children and teenagers, TikTok is tightening its privacy practices for the under-18 crowd.Starting on Wednesday, default privacy setting for accounts with users aged 13 to 15 will be private. That means only someone the user approves as a follower can view their videos, which was not the case previously. But teens can still change this setting to public if they want.Older teenagers won't see this default setting change. For users aged 16 or 17, the default se
TikTok faces potential legal challenge from 12-year-old girl

TikTok faces potential legal challenge from 12-year-old girl

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Social media giant TikTok faces a potential legal challenge on behalf of all children who use the video-sharing platform.A 12-year-old girl from London, who cannot be identified, plans to bring a damages claim against six firms said to be responsible for TikTok and its "predecessor" app Musical.ly for "loss of control of personal data". She is also seeking the deletion of her data.According to a High Court ruling published on Wednesday, the action alleges the firms have "misused the claimant's private information and processed the claimant's personal data" in breach of EU and UK data protection laws.The current Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, intends to bring a "representative" action on behalf of all other under-16s who use TikTok, Mr Justice Warby was told at a remot...
TikTok faces legal action from 12-year-old girl in England

TikTok faces legal action from 12-year-old girl in England

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TikTok asks court to intervene as Trump order looms

TikTok asks court to intervene as Trump order looms

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The popular video-sharing app TikTok, its future in limbo since President Donald Trump tried to shut it down earlier this fall, is asking a federal court to interveneBy MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology WriterNovember 12, 2020, 12:07 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe popular video-sharing app TikTok, its future in limbo since President Donald Trump tried to shut it down earlier this fall, is asking a federal court to intervene.TikTok's Chinese owner, ByteDance, has until Thursday to sell off its U.S. operations under an executive order that Trump signed in August.Trump in September gave his tentative blessing to a ByteDance proposal meant to resolve U.S. national security concerns by placing TikTok under the oversight of American companies Oracle and Walmart, ea