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UK’s data privacy watchdog slaps fine of 12.7 million pound on Tiktok for allowing kids on the platform and misusing their data

Tiktok fined by the UK's privacy watchdog with a fine of $15.9 million for failing to block users under the age of 13 and exploiting their data

New Zealand to ban TikTok on parliament-linked devices after the UK banned the Chinese app on govt phones, both cite security concerns

The New Zealand Government is banning TikTok on all parliament linked devices after UK govt banned it on all govt devices

China upset after India blocks Chinese apps and raids Huawei, says India damaging business interests of Chinese companies

India till date has banned around 321 Chinese apps since 2020. Initially India blocked 59 Chinese apps, then 47 and later around 118 apps citing concerns of data security of Indian users.

India bans 54 more Chinese apps, total reaches to 321

The ministry further added there were security concerns associated with these apps that they could carry out surveillance activities and espionage by accessing camera/mic, GPS location and could indulge in malicious network activity.

Indian social media platform ShareChat eyeing to raise $200 million from Chinese tech giant Tencent

ShareChat is reportedly aiming at raising $200 million from Chinese technology giant Tencent via optionally convertible debentures

How Modi govt raced against time to crack down on Chinese apps amid China’s aggression in Ladakh

On 29th June 2020, amid the Ladakh standoff, the Government of India blocked access to 59 mobile apps including TikTok over security and privacy concerns.

Teenage boy raped and killed, four youths shot dead – Pakistan grapples with PUBG and TikTok

Both the cases of murders in Pakistan have links to the mobile app PUBG and TikTok, which were banned in India last year

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