TikTok Stories July 6

It’s not just you, TikTok is currently experiencing an outage, making videos unavailable [Update: Back up]

As of Tuesday afternoon, TikTok has been experiencing an outage, with the app telling users to “connect to the internet.”

Update: After being down for nearly six hours, TikTok is back online.

TikTok Stories February 4

Over the past year, TikTok has taken the world by storm with addictive content that you can sink hours into. Now, it’s even easier to spend too much time on the platform. TikTok is coming to Android TV.

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TikTok Stories September 18, 2020

TikTok and WeChat banned in the US, stripped from app stores soon

This morning, the US Commerce Department has officially announced that it will ban two massively popular applications in the United States — TikTok and WeChat.

TikTok Stories August 21, 2020

Report: Alphabet considered TikTok investment as part of group bid

TikTok is currently looking for a buyer before the November 12th deadline imposed by President Trump. The social media service will be banned unless there’s an acquisition, and many companies from Microsoft and Oracle to Twitter have been rumored to be in the running. A new report today says that Alphabet looked into making a TikTok investment as part of a broader group bid.

TikTok Stories August 11, 2020

Report: TikTok used loophole to collect MAC addresses on Android

At the start of this month, President Trump announced that the US would “close down” TikTok on September 15 unless it was acquired. Data privacy and security concerns have always shrouded the app, and a new report reveals one particular loophole that TikTok exploited on Android to collect MAC addresses. 

TikTok Stories July 31, 2020

Earlier today, it emerged that President Trump was reportedly planning to order ByteDance to divest TikTok, with Microsoft in talks to acquire. The US is now going further and plans to ban the social network from operating in the US as soon as tomorrow. Meanwhile, he is against a possible Microsoft spinoff.

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TikTok Stories July 9, 2020

[Update: Fixed] TikTok likes and views disappear following talk of US ban, fix on the way

Over the last few years, and especially since the COVID-19 pandemic gave many of us a lot more free time, TikTok has become one of the leading social media apps worldwide. Today, following talk of the United States officially banning the service, likes and view counts have disappeared from the TikTok app, but a fix is on the way.

TikTok Stories June 29, 2020

India bans nearly 60 apps developed in China including TikTok, WeChat

In a press release today, a huge ban was announced on dozens of major apps — including the massively popular TikTok social network — that originate in China amid a bigger feud between India and China.

TikTok Stories May 27, 2020

Google has removed millions of negative reviews of short-form video-sharing app TikTok, after brigading by disgruntled Indian fans.

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TikTok Stories July 29, 2019

The company behind TikTok confirms it will make its own smartphone

TikTok is the latest social media platform taking the world by storm, and this week, it’s been confirmed that the company behind that platform is going to be making its own smartphone.

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