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China’s Version of TikTok Limits Kids’ Screen Time to 40 Minutes Per Day

TikTok owner Bytedance is set to bring in screen time caps for Douyin, the Chinese version of the phenomenally successful app, for users under 14 years old as Beijing continues to crack down on the influence of tech companies in the country. According to a report in Bloomberg, Douyin made significant changes to its ‘youth’ […]

TikTok’s Chinese Parent Shelves IPO Plans After Regulators’ Warning (Report)

ByteDance, the Chinese owner of short-form video app TikTok, has put on hold, indefinitely, plans for an initial public offering in the U.S. or Hong Kong after government officials in China warned management to address data security risks, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the situation. The Beijing-based company was […]

Trump’s Executive Order Against TikTok, WeChat Dropped by Biden Administration

The White House on Wednesday revoked executive orders from the Trump administration that sought to ban TikTok and WeChat. In a new executive order, the Biden administration has directed the Commerce Department to conduct “evidence-based” investigations of applications connected to “a foreign adversary” and “address any unacceptable or undue risks consistent with overall national security, […]