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TikTok investigates reports of posts encouraging sexual assault

TikTok says, if it finds any content promoting a heinous crime, it will immediately remove it. The social media service shared this in response to reports of a group of men encouraging rape on its platform, but so far, TikTok says it has not found these possible posts. Some people reacting to the reports claim […]

Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ returns to the charts, thanks to viral TikTok video

All because of renewed attention from a viral TikTok video, “Dreams” has entered the Top 10 on Billboard‘s streaming songs chart. “Dreams” earned 16.1 million US streams in the week ending Oct. 15, according to Billboard. The hit from the group’s “Rumours” album reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977. Former Fleetwood Mac […]

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With ‘Dreams’ and juice, Idaho man finds online fame

Warehouse worker Nathan Apodaca is enjoying the ride of online fame from a 22-second TikTok video in which he chugs cranberry juice and sings along to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” while cruising down an Idaho highway atop a longboard. The video has racked up more than 33 million views and counting since he posted it last month, with […]

Judge rules TikTok can avoid a ban in the US, for now

TikTok won’t be kicked off of US app stores — at least not yet. A federal judge on Sunday partially granted TikTok’s request for a temporary injunction against a push by the Trump administration to ban the app in the United States. The ruling blocks a US government ban on downloads of the app mere hours […]

FDA issues Benadryl warning as it investigates reports of teen injuries and deaths linked to TikTok challenge

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Thursday over “serious problems with high doses” of the common over-the-counter allergy medication Benadryl. Too much diphenhydramine (Benadryl), can lead to severe health problems, including serious heart problems, seizures, coma and even death. The FDA cited reports of teenagers ending up in hospital emergency rooms or […]


Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart to become a U.S. company. Trump has targeted Chinese-owned TikTok for national security and data privacy concerns. The announcement comes just a day after the Commerce Department announced restrictions […]

US banning use of WeChat, TikTok for national security

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will saddle the apps with technical restrictions that could seriously limit their functionality in the U.S. The order, which cited national security and data privacy concerns, follows weeks of dealmaking over the video-sharing service TikTok. […]

TikTok owner picks Oracle over Microsoft as US tech partner

Oracle said Monday that the Chinese owner of TikTok has picked the U.S. company to be its “trusted technology provider,” beating out rival Microsoft in a deal that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S. Oracle spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger said she was confirming remarks made by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, […]