Italy blocks TikTok for some users following girl’s death

  • January 23, 2021
TikTok is facing mounting concerns over its approach to younger users. The Guardian reports that Italy’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) has blocked TikTok for users whose age can’t be verified after a 10-year-old girl died while allegedly participat…

Watch the ‘Ratatouille’ TikTok musical encore at 8PM Eastern

  • January 10, 2021
The Ratatouille TikTok musical was enough of a hit that it’s coming back. The Verge notes that TikTok is hosting a second showing of the actor- and fan-driven performance tonight (January 10th) at 8PM Eastern. You won’t have to buy tickets, but you’l…

TikTok’s latest feature highlights your favorite videos from 2020

  • December 21, 2020
2020 was a rollercoaster year for TikTok. A constantly changing deadline from the Trump administration meant the company spent most of the year unsure of it would still be around to see the end of it. So can you blame ByteDance’s US outpost for wanti…

Microsoft will release the Surface Duo in more countries next year

  • December 15, 2020
After a buggy initial release in the US this past August, Microsoft’s Surface Duo will make its way to other countries next year. On Tuesday, the company announced its dual-screen Android phone will be available in Canada, France, Germany and the UK…

After Math: Google gets faster and TikTok gets longer

  • December 6, 2020
It’s that magical time of year again! Thanksgiving is now behind us and those folks who travelled to see family during the holiday haven’t gotten their positive COVID tests back yet, so everything still seems rosy. Now, before spending the second hal…

Commerce Department extends deadline for a TikTok sale to the 27th

  • November 14, 2020
For months, the Trump Administration has pushed for TikTok to either be sold or get shut down and locked out of doing business with US companies. However, despite the incomplete status of a proposed sale that would’ve made it a partner with Oracle, a…

US Commerce Department delays TikTok ban following court ruling

  • November 12, 2020
TikTok will live to see another day. According to The Wall Street Journal, the US Department of Commerce won’t push through an order that would have forced the platform to shut down today. The agency cited a preliminary injunction a judge in Philadel…

How social media platforms are handling the 2020 election

  • November 4, 2020
Election night ended the way many experts predicted it might: with several races too close to call and President Donald Trump claiming victory anyway. For social media platforms, Election Day was also their chance to prove that tightening their polic…