Tiktok Ban India
Tiktok Ban India News
As can be seen from the screenshots uploaded on the Play Store, the UI of the app mimics TikTok
US lawmakers have raised national security concerns over TikTok's handling of user data.
TikTok India refutes rumours that it'll move court against ban, says working with govt to resolve concerns
The news comes after prominent lawyers like Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Mukul Rohtagi said they will not defend TikTok in court.
TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer addresses India employees, says it complies with 'all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law'
TikTok is among the 59 Chinese apps that were banned by the Indian government on Monday.
Research has found that TikTok was collecting information on users' phone hardware, apps, network-related information, among various other things.
In India alone, 88.6 million new users installed TikTok in the first quarter of 2019.
Cyber Peace Foundation report claims that WhatsApp is being used to share child sexual abuse videos. IT ministry has written to WhatsApp
The ban has been lifted on the condition that the platform should not be used to host obscene videos.
TikTok had a record 41.7 mn app downloads in Q1 2019 and has 119.3 million active users in India
While fresh downloads of TikTok apps are currently blocked, existing users can all use the app.
Bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and SS Sundar has vacated the interim order by the Supreme Court of India (SC), on 22 April, to ban of TikTok in the country,
Young children on TikTok are participating in a dangerous challenge where they hold a bag of bleach against their eye.
TikTok ban in India: SC order in line with past free speech decisions, but social media apps should self-regulate proactively
Supreme Court has directed the Madras High Court to pass an interim order on the ban by 24 April, failing which the ban on TikTok will be lifted
The company says it would also increase the number of employees in India to 1,000 people by the year-end.
IAMAI says the ban could impede foreign direct investment and affect the expansion of the Digital India initiative.
TikTok Ban in India: Uncertain future for app looms; rise in content regulation could impact many others
While there is no doubt that there are significant issues with TikTok, a reading of the order does not clarify what justified a ban.
Currently, 500 million users worldwide are busy creating 15-second videos on TikTok.
TikTok gained 8.2 times more subscribers compared to that seen in Q1 2018 in India.