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PTA lifts ban on TikTok

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has lifted the ban on a popular Chinese video app ‘TikTok’ today. The news was announced by the PTA. The authority took to Twitter and wrote, TikTok is being unlocked after assurance from management

No response received from PTA despite efforts: TikTok

ISLAMABAD: The administration of  TikTok has said the company had “received no response from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority despite the regulator’s acknowledgement and appreciation of the company’s efforts to comply with the country’s laws and to increase its content moderation.

IHC issues notices to PTA, federal govt over ban on TikTok

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the federal government over the ban on social media app TikTok. The court directed all the official respondents including the Ministry of Information

Plea moved in LHC over use of ‘TikTok’ through proxies

LAHORE: A petition has been moved against the use of the popular Chinese video app ‘TikTok’ through proxies at the Lahore High Court (LHC). The petitioner in his petition stated that despite the ban on the TikTok imposed by the

PTA bans TikTok in Pakistan over ‘obscene’ content

ISLAMABAD: Popular Chinese video app ‘TikTok’ has been banned in Pakistan over ‘obscene’ and ‘indecent’ content. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Friday banned the TikTok in view of complaints. As per the authority,  the app was given significant time to

Boy accidentally kills himself while filming TikTok video

KARACHI: A 13-year-old boy died while making a video for the popular video app TikTok. Three people were injured and a teenager named Salman was killed after they were run over by a hi-roof while making a TikTok video at

US bans TikTok, WeChat downloads

WASHINGTON: The United States ordered a ban on downloads of popular video app TikTok and blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat on national security grounds. Under the order, WeChat app will stop functioning in the United States from

YouTube to launch TikTok-like product

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube is rolling out its version of social media rival TikTok, a new short-form video service called Shorts, enabled within its video-sharing platform. YouTube will first test the feature in India over the next few days and then

Microsoft’s offer to buy TikTok’s US operations rejected

WASHINGTON: US tech giant Microsoft said its offer to buy TikTok was rejected as the deadline looms for the Chinese-owned video app to sell or shut down its US operations. TikTok has been at the center of a diplomatic storm

EU urges Google, Facebook to take action against fake news

NEW YORK: The European Union (EU) Commission has urged Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech rivals to take more effective action against fake news. The companies signed up to the code in 2018 in a bid to stave off more

TikTok denies rumours of talking with Triller to sell US operations

BEIJING: Popular Chinese-owned Video app TikTok has said that it is not in talks with its rival, Triller, for selling giving ownership of operations in the United States. A spokesperson of the social media app confirmed the news while talking

TikTok removes 380,000 videos in US for hate content

WASHINGTON: TikTok has removed more than 380,000 videos in the United States this year as part of a mission to eliminate hate on the platform. TikTok also banned some 1,300 accounts for breaking rules against hateful content or behaviour and

Trump imposes ban on US transactions with WeChat, TikTok

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump announced sweeping bans on transactions with China’s ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent operator of the WeChat app within 45 days, The executive order is a major escalation of tensions with Beijing

Men arrested for blackmailing female TikToker in Lahore

FAISALABAD: The blackmailers of famous TikTok star Jannat Mirza have been arrested in Lahore. A man named Asfandyar changed pictures of the TikToker and her sister and posted them online. He also posted indecent videos and claimed they were theirs.

TikTok to invest in education technology business

BEIJING: TikTok has planned to invest huge capital into its newly-established education technology business. A senior executive at TikTok owner ByteDance said that the company planned to invest in the education technology business, however, the firm warned that the unit

PTA blocks Bigo, issues ‘final warning’ to TikTok

KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) banned live streaming application Bigo and issued a “final warning” to video-sharing app TikTok. According to a statement released by the PTA, a number of complaints were received from “different segments of society against

Petition filed in LHC seeking ban on TikTok

LAHORE: A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking a ban on popular Chinese social media app TikTok in Pakistan. Advocate Nadeem Sarwar filed the petition in the court in which he stated that the TikTok

Amazon mistakenly tells workers to delete TikTok from phones

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon said it mistakenly sent workers an email telling them to delete the TikTok mobile application from their mobile phones due to security concerns. The internal message told workers they could still access the popular video-snippet sharing platform

TikTok removed over 49 million videos in second half of 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: Social media app TikTok said it removed more than 49 million videos from its platform in the second half of last year for violating its guidelines. These videos accounted for less than one percent of the total posted

TikTok distances from China after India app ban

NEW DELHI: Social media app TikTok has distanced itself from the Chinese government after it was among 59 Chinese apps banned in India. In a letter to the Indian government sent last week, TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer said the

TikTok stars invited to raise COVID-19 awareness

LAHORE: The Punjab government recently invited Pakistani TikTok stars in a meeting to help create awareness regarding the coronavirus epidemic, which has affected 89,249 people across the country. In order to come up with a solution, the Punjab governor organized

Former Disney executive named TikTok boss

BEIJING: Former Disney executive Kevin Mayer will become the head of TikTok and chief operating officer of the popular video app’s parent company. Mayer’s surprise jump from one of the entertainment industry’s most venerable companies is another victory for buzzy

TikTok rapper demands justice for his father’s murder

SIALKOT: TikTok rapper Ghani Tiger has demanded justice for his father who was recently murdered in Pasrur. In a video message, Ghani revealed that the incident took place last night when about 60 men with rods and pistols came to

Top 10 Mobile Apps Of 2019 That Made Life More Easy

Technology apps have come on strong in recent years. These apps are one that accelerates or supports daily life routines. There are top ten mobile apps used mostly in the year 2019 that are mentioned below: Uber: Uber is the

Teen’s TikTok video condemning China goes viral

A TikTok post by a young woman, pretending to give eyelash curling advice while actually condemning China’s crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang, has gone viral on the Chinese-owned app that has been accused of censoring anti-Beijing content. The clip by

Instagram launches new feature similar to Tiktok

CALIFORNIA: The social networking app Instagram has launched a new feature ‘Reels’ which is said to be similar to the video app Tiktok. The new feature Reels will allow users to create 15-second clips with music that can be uploaded

Hareem Shah’s TikTok video receives massive criticism

Famous Pakistani TikTok star, Hareem Shah posted a video of herself in the high-level government building received massive criticism. In the video, the TikTok star can be seen roaming in the build and around the conference room as well. Her