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TikTok Users Going 'Blind' With New 'Eye Colour' Phone Flash Trend

New Delhi: A TikTok challenge that has been doing the rounds on social media has been discovered to have some potentially dangerous consequences for the eyes. The challenge involves the use of the phone’s rear camera to shoot a video by keeping the flash on, pointing it at one’s eyes. In the viral video, the […]

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TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads, India tops the chart

Beijing: Social video app TikTok has reached 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store as well as Google Play and India leads the chart with 466.8 million or about 31 per cent of all unique installs. In 2019, the app accumulated 614 million downloads — six per cent more than it had last year, […]

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TikTok-Owner ByteDance Clocks First-Ever Profit In India

New Delhi: Chinese conglomerate ByteDance that owns popular short video-sharing app TikTok has finally been able to clock profit in India. In the financial year 2019, ByteDance registered Rs 43.7 crore in revenue and Rs 3.4 crore in net profit in India, reports Inc42.com. With over 200 million users, India is the biggest market for […]

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TikTok launches new feature for users' safety in India

New Delhi: The short video-making platform TikTok on Monday launched a ‘Device Management’ feature that would enable users in India to have complete control of their account. Users will be able to end sessions or remove their accounts from other devices from within the TikTok app to better manage the safety of their account. According […]

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Madras High Court lifts ban on TikTok app

Chennai: The Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench on Wednesday lifted the ban on video mobile application TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, subject to certain conditions. Deciding the case filed by advocate Muthukumar, the bench vacated its interim order banning the app, subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on it, failing […]

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TikTok's parent ByteDance plans USD 1 billion investment in India in next 3 years

New Delhi: Unfazed by the ban on TikTok in India, the popular Chinese short video app’s parent ByteDance remains “very optimistic” and plans to invest USD 1 billion in the country over the next three years. ByteDance — touted to be among the world’s most valuable startups with investors like SoftBank, General Atlantic, KKR and […]

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Why TikTok ban may not have the desired results

New Delhi: With crores of people in India already using TikTok and all of them having the option to share the app with others, blocking its access on Google Play Store and Apple App Store may not have the desired results, say experts. TikTok, which is very popular among children, is facing criticism from different […]

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TikTok added nearly 9 cr Indian users in Q1: Report

New Delhi: Despite facing flak for sleazy content on its platform, Chinese video sharing app TikTok is continuing its dramatic rise in India, adding 8.86 crore users in the first quarter of 2019, according to a new report. This was 8.2 times more new installs than TikTok saw in the country in Q1 of last […]

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80% youngsters want TikTok banned in India: Survey

New Delhi: Eight out of 10 millennials living in India want the controversial Chinese video app TikTok to be banned, reveals a survey by news app Inshorts. This comes after the Madras High Court last week advised the Central government to ban the app claiming it was encouraging pornography among youngsters. The court said that […]

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Ban TikTok for encouraging pornography: Madras HC

Chennai/New Delhi: The Madras High Court has asked the Centre to ban the Chinese video mobile application TikTok, saying it “encourages pornography” and is spoiling the future of youths and minds of children. The court said inappropriate content was being provided by the TikTok app, owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, and the government had […]

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