"If protecting national security is the objective, divestment doesn't solve the problem," a TikTok spokesperson said, responding to the US threat
Four ByteDance employees, two in China and two in the US, involved in tracking foreign reporters and sources of company leaks, were fired for examining the journalists' IP addresses
The firm seems to think its biggest public perception problem is that it's from China, according to the trove of material accessed by Gizmodo
TikTok said its staff in China were able to access Australian users' data but added that "our security teams minimise the number of people who have access to data"
The call by Democratic senator Mark Warner and his Republican colleague Marco Rubio followed a Buzzfeed report saying TikTok staff in China could access private data of US users
Brendan Carr, the leading Republican Party member on the Federal Communications Commission, said TikTok collected sensitive data about US users that could be accessed in China
Leaked recordings revealed a person from TikTok’s Trust and Safety department as saying, ``Everything is seen in China,’’ Buzzfeed reported.
The Republican senators wrote they were "deeply concerned" that TikTok "is enabling the spread of pro-war propaganda to the Russian public'
The Biden administration withdrew Trump's order that ByteDance sell TikTok, but the Commerce Department is still pursuing new rules that target non-US apps.
The Chinese company sold its stake to Canadian investors during VerSe's fundraising round last month, the report said
Employees of the China-owned TikTok suffered through 85 hours of meetings a week, sleep deprivation and a generally oppressive...
Chinese tech stock surge, gaining faster than overall stock market as investors hope China's tech crackdown is easing.