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Why does US see Chinese-owned TikTok as a security threat?

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has endured a nearly six-hour grilling by U.S. lawmakers, some of whom are pushing to ban the popular short-video app nationwide Read More


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TikTok CEO grilled by skeptical lawmakers on safety, content

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TikTok's CEO was relatively unknown to the U.S. public before Thursday, when he testified before a congressional committee concerned about data protections on the popular video-sharing app More »


Names, photos of Los Angeles undercover police posted online

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Do Kwon, wanted in $40B crypto crash, arrested in Montenegro

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China criticizes possible US plan to force TikTok sale

China’s government says it would oppose possible U.S. plans to force TikTok’s Chinese owner to sell the short-video service as a security risk and warned such a move would hurt investor confidence in the United States More »


TikTok sends influencers to Washington as its troubles grow

TikTok is ramping up a public relations campaign to fend off the possibility of a nationwide ban by the Biden administration More »


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