€345m Children’s Data Privacy Fine For TikTok

TikTok Fine

Video-focused social media platform TikTok has been fined €345m by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) over the privacy of child users.  The Processing of Personal Data  The fine, as well as a reprimand (and an order requiring them to bring its data processing into compliance within three months) were issued in relation to how the…

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Tik Top Tops News Source For Young Adults

Featured Article: More People Follow 'TikTok News'

With the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2023 showing TikTok now being the source of news for 20 per cent of 18–24-year-olds at the expense of news websites and apps, we look at where most people now get their news from and the reasons why.  The Report  The Reuters Institute report is based on the…

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TikTok Fined £12.7m By UK Data Watchdog

Tech News : TikTok Fined £12.7m By UK Data Watchdog

Embattled Chinese owned short-video-sharing platform TikTok has received a £12.7m fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for breaching UK data protection law by failing to protect children’s privacy when using the TikTok platform.  Notice Of Intent Issued Last Year  The ICO issued TikTok Inc and TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited (‘TikTok’) with the ‘notice of…

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Dealing With Social Media Addiction

Featured Article : Dealing With Social Media Addiction

With TikTok announcing new features for teens and families, including a 60-minute daily screen time limit, we look at the issue of social media addiction and ideas for tackling it.  TikTok Time Limit  (Short) video sharing app TikTok has just announced that every account belonging to a user below age 18 will automatically be set…

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TikTok Trouble?

Tech-Insight : TikTok Trouble?

Following the banning of Chinese short video sharing app TikTok from EU and US government devices, plus more trouble on the way in Canada, we look at some of the reasons why.  Banned From EU Government Devices  The European Commission recently decided to ban the TikTok app from staff phones (work and personal devices). EC…

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TikTok Tragedies

TikTok Tragedies

Following a BBC report which suggested that TikTok was making money from families in Syrian camps begging for donations on its platform, we take a closer look at what’s happened and what’s being done about it.  The Report  The much publicised, recent BBC report followed 30 TikTok accounts broadcasting live from Syrian camps for people…

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TikTok More Popular Than Google

Cloudflare’s Radar, which monitors Web traffic, has revealed that TikTok has now overtaken Google to become the world’s most popular online destination. TikTok Cloudflare has reported that back in 2020, the google.com domain was the undefeated leader in its ranking and was top from September to December, whereas TikTok.com was only ranked #7 or #8.…

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