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Egypt jails women for two years over TikTok videos | Egypt | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The verdict against Haneen Hossam, Mowada al-Adham and three others came after they had posted footage on the video-sharing app TikTok. The ruling, which can be appealed, included a fine of 300,000 Egyptian pounds (£14,600) for each defendant."
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Investigation into TikTok as risk to U.S. children's privacy urged by 4 U.S. senators / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Four U.S. senators today urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate claims that the very popular video app TikTok, which is owned by a company tied to China's military and government, violated a consent decree to protect children's privacy."
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There's Tons Of Black Lives Matter Content On TikTok, But You May Not See Much Of It - 0 views

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    "That algorithm can make the app powerfully addictive and fun, but like other social media platforms, it may also be cutting out whole swaths of content that you'll never get to see. I ran an experiment by creating two fresh accounts on TikTok. With these accounts, the only bias they start with is knowing my location - Toronto - which brings up content made near me."
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How TikTok is turning a generation of video addicts into a data goldmine | John Naughton | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "After lunch at a friend's house, his host motioned to him to observe his 11-year-old son, who "walked to the couch and lay on his side. With his arm extended in front of him cradling his phone, he… went vacant. For the next hour, he was comatose. No signs of life other than his open eyes and an occasional finger swipe. 'We have to make him stop, pull him out, every time,' his dad said. My head filled with images of opium dens in China. Something about the stillness, the lying on his side." There are two insights to be derived from this domestic scene. The first is that the addictive properties of social media have been ratcheted up a further notch. In metaphorical terms, if Instagram and YouTube dispense marijuana, then TikTok provides "digital crack cocaine", as Forbes magazine once colourfully expressed it."
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Nepal says it will ban TikTok, citing effect on 'social harmony' | Nepal | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Nepal has said it will ban TikTok, citing negative effects on the country's "social harmony". The popular video-sharing platform, which has around a billion monthly users, has faced restrictions in many countries for alleged breaches of data rules and for the potentially harmful impact on youth of some content. "The decision to ban was made today, and relevant authorities are currently addressing the technical issues," the minister for communications and information technology, Rekha Sharma, said on Monday."
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Taking a break from social media improves psychological well-being, depression, and anxiety - 0 views

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    "The researchers noted that different platforms appeared to be associated with different psychological outcomes. "For example, our results indicated that reducing time spent on Twitter and TikTok may mediate the effect abstaining has on reductions in symptoms of depression, whereas only TikTok mediates reductions in anxiety," they explained."
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UK expected to ban TikTok from government mobile phones | TikTok | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Britain is expected to announce a ban on the Chinese owned video-sharing app TikTok on government mobile phones imminently, bringing the UK inline with the US and European Commission and reflecting deteriorating relations with Beijing."
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The 'Enshittification' of TikTok | WIRED - 0 views

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    "For many years, even TikTok's critics grudgingly admitted that no matter how surveillant and creepy it was, it was really good at guessing what you wanted to see. But TikTok couldn't resist the temptation to show you the things it wants you to see rather than what you want to see. The enshittification has begun, and now it is unlikely to stop."
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TikTok's Algorithm Shows Unintentional Racial Bias, Researcher Finds - 0 views

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    "Specifically, the question is whether that algorithm is sorting suggestions based on the race of the creator - something TikTok denies it's doing intentionally. But it's another example of the need for more scrutiny into how the app and other social media platforms promote particular creators or content."
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The Oracle-TikTok Deal Sure Worked Out Well for a Close Trump Ally | Vanity Fair - 0 views

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    "It may be coincidence that Trump's threat in August to shut down TikTok in the U.S. unless a sale was tendered with an American company drove the app into the arms of one of his allies."
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TikTok sale: Trump approves Microsoft's plan but says US should get a cut of any deal | TikTok | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "On Monday China's foreign ministry said it strongly opposed any US actions against Chinese software companies, and it hoped the US could stop its "discriminatory policies". Pompeo told Fox that countless Chinese software companies were "feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist party, their national security apparatus". "Could be their facial recognition patterns. It could be information about their residence, their phone numbers, their friends, who they're connected to. Those are the issues that President Trump has made clear we're going to take care of," he said."
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Russia's trolling on Ukraine gets 'incredible traction' on TikTok | Russia | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Russia's online trolling operation is becoming increasingly decentralised and is gaining "incredible traction" on TikTok with misinformation aimed at sowing doubt over events in Ukraine, a US social media researcher has warned."
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TikTok: how the west has turned on gen Z's favourite app | TikTok | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "US and European fears about China exploiting TikTok's data harvest and promoting Beijing's worldview look set to inspire an urgent overhaul in data privacy laws"
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TikTok's ties to China: why concerns over your data are here to stay | Data protection | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, TikTok's success - more than 1 billion users worldwide - is combining with well-established fears about social media's data collection practices and concerns over China's geo-political ambitions to generate a background hum of distrust about the app. "As the geopolitical situation changes I suspect we will see companies such as TikTok will continue to be treated with some caution in the west," says Alan Woodward, a professor of cybersecurity at Surrey University."
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TikTok 'aggressively' taking down videos promoting Bin Laden 'letter to America' | TikTok | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "In response to the letter's renewed spread, Guardian News and Media removed it on 15 November 2023, replacing it with the statement: "The transcript published on our website had been widely shared on social media without the full context. Therefore we decided to take it down and direct readers instead to the news article that originally contextualised it." In a statement on Thursday, the White House said: "There is never a justification for spreading the repugnant, evil, and antisemitic lies that the leader of al Qaeda issued just after committing the worst terrorist attack in American history"."
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Diary of a TikTok moderator: 'We are the people who sweep up the mess' | TikTok | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Next, was two months of probation where we moderated on practice queues that consisted of hundreds of thousands of videos that had already been moderated. The policies we applied to these practice videos were compared with what had previously been applied to them by a more experienced moderator in order to find areas we needed to improve in. Everyone passed their probation. One trend that is particularly hated by moderators are the "recaps". These consist of a 15- to 60-second barrage of pictures, sometimes hundreds, shown as a super fast slideshow often with three to four pictures a second. We have to view every one of these photos for infractions. If a video is 60 seconds long then the system will allocate us around 48 seconds to do this. We also have to check the video description, account bio and hashtags. Around the end of the school year or New Year's Eve, when these sort of videos are popular, it becomes incredibly draining and also affects our stats. "
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It looks like China did have access to U.S. TikTok user data | Mashable - 0 views

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    "TikTok has already come under fire for its data collection, and this is just another step in yet another app collecting information on its users and doing whatever it pleases with it. It seems being online in 2022 is becoming more and more difficult to do while maintaining some semblance of privacy and data autonomy."
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TikTok unveils European data security plan amid calls for US ban | TikTok | The Guardian - 0 views

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      To what extent will a policy ensure the security of data for social media, in a globalised economy?
  • “The Chinese government have never asked us for data,
  • TikTok’s data controls and transfer of data outside of the continent will be monitored by a third-party European cybersecurity firm,
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  • Oracle will also monitor TikTok’s algorithms and source code
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Can TikTok diagnose your anxiety? - by Jacqueline Nesi, PhD - 0 views

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    "A problem arises, though, when that content misleads us. When a purported "symptom" of anxiety is, actually, just a universal, everyday experience. When the information is flawed, or the people providing it are ill-informed. When viewers, many of whom are children and teens, don't realize that a TikTok diagnosis cannot replace treatment by a professional."
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'They're addicting kids and they know it': the attorney challenging social media firms | US Congress | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "In attendance will be Matthew P Bergman, founding attorney of the Social Media Victims Law Center - a law firm dedicated exclusively to representing the families of children allegedly harmed by social media. The firm has filed cases against platforms including Meta, Snap, TikTok, and Discord."
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