Pakistan Bans TikTok, Citing Morals. Others Cite Politics.

Conservatives have raised questions about public decency on the Chinese-owned service, but opposition groups see an efforts to stop criticism of the country’s leadership.

#mobile-applications, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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beabadoobee Made Bedroom Pop. Now She’s Turning Up the Volume.

The 20-year-old singer and songwriter Bea Kristi’s song “Coffee” has reached millions. Now she’s releasing “Fake It Flowers,” an album that puts a new spin on ’90s alt-rock.

#beabadoobee-singer, #fake-it-flowers-album, #london-england, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #pop-and-rock-music, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls, #youtube-com

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The Future of Wealthy SoHo

Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed rezoning the neighborhood in a move that could become a blueprint for affordable housing in affluent areas.

#affordable-housing, #city-council-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #gentrification, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #molly-clark, #new-york-city, #soho-manhattan-ny, #subways, #tiktok-bytedance

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Millions of Views and a Gift Truck Later, Nathan Apodaca Keeps the Vibe Going

A TikTok video of an Idaho man longboarding to work while chugging cran-raspberry juice and lip-syncing Fleetwood Mac pays unexpected dividends.

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‘Triller Money’: How a TikTok Competitor Is Buying Star Power

TikTok’s top creators are taking “Triller money” to bring their content over to the app.

#computers-and-the-internet, #kavanaugh-ryan, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #triller-llc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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The Tech Cold War Between the U.S. and China Is Heating Up

A conversation with The Times’s David Sanger on how Washington and Beijing are battling over the future of technology.

#5g-wireless-communications, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #tiktok-bytedance

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Jawsh 685’s TikTok Hit ‘Savage Love’ Brings New Zealand to the World

Jawsh 685’s “Savage Love” became a global pop smash. Next up: graduating from high school and, hopefully, getting on a plane.

#jawsh-685, #new-zealand, #pop-and-rock-music, #savage-love-song, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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TikTok Wins Reprieve From U.S. Ban

A federal judge’s preliminary injunction means the app stores can continue offering the video app for downloads for now.

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TikTok Files for Injunction to Stop Ban of App

While President Trump has blessed a deal for TikTok, the video app filed to stop a ban of its service that is set to go into effect on Sunday.

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Beyond TikTok, Walmart Looks to Transform

Away from the political drama of the TikTok deal, Walmart has been taking steps that are already changing the company and, by extension, the broader retail sector.

#amazon-com-inc, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #tiktok-bytedance, #walmart-stores-inc

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TikTok and WeChat: What They Tell Us About the Global Internet

Banned apps, nefarious theories, trade wars, voiceless users. The case of TikTok isn’t news to most of the world.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #international-relations, #oracle-corporation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #walmart-stores-inc

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TikTok Deal with Oracle, Walmart Trips Over U.S.-China Feud

Companies involved in a deal to resolve TikTok’s future publicly clashed over the arrangement, while President Trump threatened to block any deal that left the service in Chinese hands.

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DealBook: How Ginsburg’s Successor Could Remake Business

Leading candidates to fill her seat on the Supreme Court are likely to rule in favor of conservative causes that could affect Corporate America.

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TikTok Deal Exposes a Security Gap, and a Missing China Strategy

Technological progress has outpaced the political debate again. What will happen when the next TikTok arrives in the United States?

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‘There’s No There There’: What the TikTok Deal Achieved

The agreement for the social media app falls short of President Trump’s promises.

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U.S. Judge Temporarily Halts Trump’s WeChat Ban

The order is a setback in the president’s efforts to block a Chinese social media app that he has labeled a national security threat. The ban had been set to go into effect on Sunday night.

#chinese-americans, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #tiktok-bytedance, #wechat-mobile-app

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Trump Approves Deal Between Oracle and TikTok

The approval delays President Trump’s threat to block a popular Chinese-owned social media app from the United States until it receives investment from American partners.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After Trump’s TikTok Ban, China Readies Blacklist of Foreign Companies

Beijing issued rules that could allow it to halt exports, imports and investments by businesses accused of endangering national security.

#blacklisting, #china, #foreign-investments, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations, #wechat-mobile-app

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Trump Wants to Cripple TikTok and WeChat. Why?

He says that they are a security threat. If so, it is time to show the world the evidence.

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‘It’s So Essential’: WeChat Ban Makes U.S.-China Standoff Personal

When downloads of the Chinese-owned messaging service are barred in the U.S. starting at midnight on Sunday, the feud between the countries will hit home for millions of people.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #commerce-department, #instant-messaging, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #tiktok-bytedance, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #wechat-mobile-app

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Explaining Trump Ban on TikTok, WeChat

The Commerce Department announced that it was prohibiting downloads of WeChat and TikTok in U.S. app stores. Here’s what you need to know.

#commerce-department, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #social-media, #software, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #wechat-mobile-app

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Don’t quit Facebook. Change laws.

What to do if you think Facebook worsens misinformation and hate speech.

#facebook-inc, #teachout-zephyr, #tiktok-bytedance

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Trump Admin to Ban TikTok, WeChat From U.S. App Stores

The Trump administration issued new rules Friday morning that will cripple the operation of two popular Chinese-owned apps in the United States.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #mobile-applications, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wechat-mobile-app

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Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus On What Makes Their SPAC Different

Silicon Valley stars Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus explain what makes their blank-check company different.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #oracle-corporation, #tiktok-bytedance, #walmart-stores-inc

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TikTok Accepts Deal Revisions as Trump Prepares to Review Proposal

The video app is also looking for a new chief executive and has talked to candidates including a founder of Instagram.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #mobile-applications, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #systrom-kevin, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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TikTok Deal Latest: ‘Who the Hell Knows?’

Deal makers involved in the talks to sell TikTok are exasperated.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #initial-public-offerings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #oracle-corporation, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Is Wrong about TikTok. China’s Plans Are Much More Sinister.

The West still doesn’t understand the scale of Beijing’s soft-power ambitions.

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Backlash Grows to TikTok-Oracle Deal

Senate Republicans and others criticized the latest plan to allow TikTok to continue operating in the United States, citing national security concerns.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #committee-on-foreign-investment-in-the-united-states-cfius, #computers-and-the-internet, #ellison-lawrence-j, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #foreign-investments, #oracle-corporation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Quarantine on a College Campus

Higher education institutions have become the latest coronavirus hot spots in the United States. One student’s story illustrates the issues with reopening.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantines, #singer-natasha, #tiktok-bytedance, #university-of-alabama

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Will Oracle Solve Trump’s TikTok Problem?

Forcing the unspooling of a complex global company is not as easy as yelling about the “China menace.”

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #china, #ellison-lawrence-j, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #oracle-corporation, #propaganda, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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TikTok’s Proposed Deal Seeks to Mollify U.S. and China

The Chinese-owned app designed a compromise to satisfy U.S. security concerns. The terms are now under review by the Trump administration.

#china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #oracle-corporation, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #tiktok-bytedance, #treasury-department, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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TikTok Was a Wasted Opportunity

The TikTok battle was a chance to debate big questions about technology and government. We missed it.

#5g-wireless-communications, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #oracle-corporation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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ByteDance’s Need for a TikTok-Oracle Deal: China is Slowing

ByteDance’s founder has long urged his employees to think beyond the world’s No. 2 economy, where growth is easing and competition is rising.

#artificial-intelligence, #beijing-china, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #toutiao-chinese-news-platform, #united-states-international-relations, #venture-capital, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #zhang-yiming-1983

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TikTok’s Sale Is More About Power Than Protecting Your Privacy

Forcing a sale of the app is a show of power, but it doesn’t really protect your privacy.

#china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Microsoft Says Its Bid for TikTok Was Rejected in U.S.-China Standoff

The move leaves Oracle as the sole known remaining bidder, as the clock ticks down on President Trump’s executive order to block the app.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #oracle-corporation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations

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Europe Feels Squeeze as Tech Competition Heats Up Between U.S. and China

As the rapid pace of change mixes with national security issues, Europe’s role as a global regulator is increasingly tested — and may not be enough.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #artificial-intelligence, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #facial-recognition-software, #google-inc, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations

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The Woman Taking Over TikTok at the Toughest Time

Vanessa Pappas is keeping a focus on the app’s community of creators and users as it deals with pressure from President Trump, Beijing and a possible sale.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #computers-and-the-internet, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mobile-applications, #pappas-vanessa, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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TikTok Influencers, Harassment and Fans: Who’s to Blame?

Fan armies are harassing gay and trans people on TikTok.

#computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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TikTok Bid Highlights Oracle’s Public Embrace of Trump

The tech giant stands out in Silicon Valley for its close ties to the administration, which must bless any deal for the social media app.

#catz-safra, #computers-and-the-internet, #ellison-lawrence-j, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mobile-applications, #oracle-corporation, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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TikTok Deal Faces Complications as U.S. and China Ratchet Up Tit-for-Tat

China’s new export rules, which could delay or scuttle a sale of TikTok, have further turned giant companies into pawns in a geopolitical struggle.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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TikTok Deal Is Complicated by New Rules From China Over Tech Exports

In an 11th-hour twist, Beijing raised a potential hurdle for a sale of TikTok, further roiling the race to buy the Chinese-owned app.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #international-trade-and-world-market, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #oracle-corporation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Is Waacking, and Why Is It All Over TikTok?

A few dedicated New Yorkers are masters of the 1970s club dance, which has become a social media sensation.

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Christmas Time Is … Here?

On TikTok, the holiday spirit has come early.

#christmas, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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2 TikTok Stars Who Threw Big Parties Face Charges, Prosecutors Say

Bryce Hall and Blake Gray are accused of defying a ban against big gatherings in Los Angeles.

#garcetti-eric-m, #hollywood-calif, #parties-social, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter

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‘WAP’ Is Good, Raunchy Fun. On TikTok, It’s at Home.

Men rap and sing about sex in preposterous and sometimes awkward detail all the time. It’s beyond time that the same courtesy is extended to women like Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and ppcocaine.

#cardi-b-1992, #city-girls-music-group, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #ppcocaine-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sex, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #wap-song, #women-and-girls

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Why Does Walmart Want to Buy TikTok?

The app’s Chinese version, Douyin, is trying to become a mobile marketplace where video stars promote products. That could be a model for the U.S. retail giant if it acquires TikTok.

#china, #e-commerce, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #pinduoduo-mobile-app, #tiktok-bytedance, #walmart-stores-inc

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Walmart Joining Microsoft in TikTok Bid

The retail giant said it was teaming up with Microsoft, which has been negotiating for weeks to buy the popular Chinese-owned video app.

#computers-and-the-internet, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc, #zhang-yiming-1983

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The TikTok FOMO Is Real

A teenage reader says that the video sharing app is stoking feelings of social exclusion.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #tiktok-bytedance

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TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer Resigns

Less than four months after joining the video app, Mr. Mayer said he was leaving. TikTok has been under pressure from the Trump administration.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #china, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #kevin-mayer, #mobile-applications, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j

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BOA Steakhouse Is Where Influencers Go to See and Be Seen

The West Hollywood restaurant has become a hot spot for the biggest stars on TikTok and YouTube.

#faze-clan-inc, #generation-z, #hollywood-fix-media-outlet, #restaurants, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

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