TikTok

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What the TikTok deal means for user data and geopolitics

As TikTok already stores data in the USA or Singapore, the move to Oracle-provided infrastructure is unlikely to have any tangible impact on users. The (claimed) national security concerns will likely remain – if ByteDance retains a significant share in TikTok Global.

Egypt has sentenced 5 women to 2 years in jail for their TikTok videos

Five women have been sentenced to 2 years in jail in Egypt over their TikTok videos which the authorities have said are a violation of public morals.

If Microsoft is successful in buying TikTok, it will be a loss for users

In what seems to be a common occurrence, the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is once again in the headlines. A deal is being negotiated between TikTok’s parent company ByteDance and Microsoft.

Huawei and TikTok are leading the charge towards regional trading blocs

Huawei’s dominance in 5G technologies and its efforts to establish an alliance in Asia and other developing countries raises the possibility that it might one day overtake the USA's tech giants.

TikTok’s popularity has raised eyebrows with some countries' governments

Some African governments are starting to feel concerned about TikTok. In Egypt, Menna Abdel Aziz used social media to ask for protection after a sexual assault. She was arrested on various charges, including misusing social media.

Kenya's social media landscape in 2020

A new report on how Kenyans are using social media has been published for 2020. The number of Kenyans who use Facebook declined by 6.8%. On the other hand, Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat have seen an increase in the number of users.

A look at how TikTok got political

The primary uses of TikTok are for viral dances, comedy challenges, and demonstrations of visual flair such as makeup and cosplay memes, but recently there has been increased political content.