Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok as parent company faces forced breakup

The White House is preparing to force Chinese internet giant ByteDance to shed the U.S. operations of TikTok, as potential buyers, including Microsoft Corp, are already in talks to buy the popular short video app, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The move would be the culmination of U.S. national security concerns over… Read More Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok as parent company faces forced breakup

Triller files lawsuit against TikTok over patent infringement

TikTok, the popular short-form video app, has been sued by rival Triller, which accused it of infringing its patent for stitching together multiple music videos with a single audio track. Triller said in a complaint filed on Wednesday that TikTok and its Chinese-owned parent ByteDance Ltd willfully infringed the June 2017 patent by importing and… Read More Triller files lawsuit against TikTok over patent infringement

TikTok launches moderation center to boost transparency following privacy concerns in U.S.

Social media app TikTok is launching a content moderation center in a bid to boost transparency, the Chinese company said on Wednesday, as it faces scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers who have accused it of sharing user data with the Chinese government. The ‘Transparency Center’ is to be opened at TikTok’s Los Angeles office where external… Read More TikTok launches moderation center to boost transparency following privacy concerns in U.S.