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Technology TikTok’s new CEO is an executive from its parent company

06:20  01 may  2021
06:20  01 may  2021 Source:   engadget.com

A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Started On TikTok

A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Started On TikTok TikTok’s popularity is accelerating fast, which is remarkable given just how popular it already is. In 2021, TikTok’s active user count is predicted to hit 1.2 billion users, which is over an eighth of the population. Combine that with ByteDance’s recent hiring spree, which hints at a significant expansion, and you’re looking at an app that is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down

TikTok has a new chief executive officer. The company announced today Shouzi Chew, the current chief financial officer of parent company ByteDance, will take over leading the international operation from interim head Vanessa Pappas, who will now take on the COO role.

  TikTok’s new CEO is an executive from its parent company

"The leadership team of Shou and Vanessa sets the stage for sustained growth," ByteDance CEO Yiming Zhang said in a statement. "Shou brings deep knowledge of the company and industry, having led a team that was among our earliest investors, and having worked in the technology sector for a decade. He will add depth to the team, focusing on areas including corporate governance and long-term business initiatives."

GOP lawmakers reintroduce bill to ban TikTok from government devices

  GOP lawmakers reintroduce bill to ban TikTok from government devices Republican lawmakers have reintroduced legislation to ban the video-sharing app TikTok from government devices. Your browser does not support this video The GOP senators, led by Josh Hawley, R-Mo., echoed sentiments of the Trump administration and alleged that TikTok poses a threat to data security due to its ties to China. "TikTok is a Trojan Horse for the Chinese Communist Party that has no place on government devices -- or any American devices, for that matter," Hawley said in a statement Thursday.

The fact ByteDance has appointed one of its executives to lead the company says a lot about its feelings on TikTok's future in the US. It was less than half a year ago there seemed a very real likelihood its days in the US were numbered. You might recall former President Donald Trump ordered ByteDance to sell the app to an American owner or see it banned from US app stores due to national security concerns.

At first, it seemed TikTok would land at Microsoft only for ByteDance to reject the company's offer and for Trump to approve a sale to Walmart and Oracle (the same Oracle that's now under scrutiny for its dealings in China). But then, like so many things with the Trump administration, the situation took one strange turn after another. The deal was never finalized, and multiple deadlines passed without any ban. At one point, TikTok even claimed the administration was ghosting it. Then Trump lost the 2020 election, and the final December 4th deadline came and went with TikTok still online in the US.

Fact check: Viral TikTok trends surrounding warning of sexual assault on April 24 are unsubstantiated

  Fact check: Viral TikTok trends surrounding warning of sexual assault on April 24 are unsubstantiated Social media is buzzing with condemnations of alleged threats of planned sexual assaults on April 24, however, TikTok has no evidence of this threat.The predominant narrative is that a group of six men recently created a TikTok video in which they encouraged others to commit sexual assaults on April 24.

An user opening TikTok on his iPhone in L'Aquila, Italy, on January 23, 2021. The Privacy Guarantor has ordered the block for the TikTok users without ascertained age. (Photo illustration by Lorenzo Di Cola/NurPhoto via Getty Images) An user opening TikTok on his iPhone in L'Aquila, Italy, on January 23, 2021. The Privacy Guarantor has ordered the block for the TikTok users without ascertained age. (Photo illustration by Lorenzo Di Cola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Biden Administration Reverses Trump Ban on TikTok, WeChat; Will Review Potential Security Risks .
The Commerce Department will conduct its own "evidence-based" analysis of the apps to assess any national security risks related to user data collection or to Chinese military or intelligence activities.White House officials Wednesday said the Commerce Department will conduct its own "evidence-based" analysis of the apps to assess any national security risks related to user data collection or Chinese military or intelligence activities, according to the Associated Press.

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