Giant pizza bagels in Queens go viral
"There’s no state in the union that has better bagels or pizza than New York," says the owner of Utopia Bagels, which sells the popular hybrid creation.
Skeptical US lawmakers grill TikTok CEO over safety concerns
The CEO of TikTok has been grilled by a U.S. congressional committee to make the case for why the hugely popular video-sharing app shouldn’t be banned.
How TikTok collects your data, even if you don’t use TikTok
Questions over how ByteDance collects and shares information – and who the company shares it with – have been plaguing the social media giant for months.
TikTok CEO to tell Congress video-sharing app is safe, urge against ban
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew is due to answer questions Thursday from U.S. lawmakers concerned about the social media platform's effects on its young user base and possible national security risks.
7 dangerous TikTok challenges for kids that parents must know about: 'Extreme and risky'
Risky challenges on TikTok have many parents, caregivers and doctors concerned.
TikTok will add specific STEM feed with math, engineering content, amid recent restrictions
The news follows China appealing Friday to other governments to treat its companies fairly after Britain and New Zealand joined the United States in restricting use of TikTok due to fears the Chinese-owned short video service might be a security risk.
TikTok under federal investigation for spying on Americans: reports
Both the FBI and the FCC have warned that ByteDance, which is based in Beijing, could share TikTok user data with China’s authoritarian government.
Nearly half of Americans would support a ban on TikTok, poll finds
Support for a ban on TikTok is split among people based on a new poll, but some states and federal agencies have placed restrictions on the use of the app.
TikTok's 'bold glamour' filter has the internet divided
A new beauty filter is going viral on Tiktok, and it's causing a frenzy.
Tiktok's new beauty filter is causing controversy
TikTok’s new “Bold Glamour” filter completely transforms the face of the person using it. The filter has already been used more than 9 million times and the #BoldGlamour tag has more than 355 million views. The filter is also proving to be quite controversial.
University of Massachusetts sounds alarm on TikTok drinking trend after nearly 30 students taken to hospital
The borg — or "blackout rage gallon" — is an apparent TikTok trend that has been seen on college campuses across the country.
How a new ‘deinfluence’ trend on social media could possibly harm small businesses
One social media user said she laughed when she first encountered the trend.
Latest TikTok challenge: The Kool-Aid Man becomes trend on social media platform
The challenge, inspired by the iconic Kool-Aid Man TV commercials from the 1970s, involves people smashing through fences and yelling, “oh yeah!”
TikTok to limit screen time for teens to 60 minutes per day
TikTok said when the 60-minute limit is reached, minors will be prompted to enter a passcode and make an “active decision” to keep watching.
White House gives federal agencies 30 days to remove TikTok from all government devices
Some agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State already have restrictions in place.
TikTok banned on all Canadian government phones
TikTok has been targeted by critics who say the Chinese government could access user data, such as browsing history and location.
Supreme Court social media case
The U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on case that could determine whether social media companies are liable for content posted by user.
TikTok challenge resulting in stolen cars, fatalities forces Hyundai, Kia to roll out anti-theft software
The updates are free for millions of vehicles that are missing a key anti-theft device, an issue that was exploited on social media and led to rampant theft of the cars.
Struggling Santa Rosa restaurant gets boost after heartfelt video from owners' daughter goes viral on TikTok
Feeling sad and troubled about the financial struggles her parents were enduring, the daughter of longtime Santa Rosa restaurant owners turned to social media for help. And the overwhelming reaction and reach were more than what the Lee family could have ever expected.
TikTok admits employees bypass algorithm to promote some videos
If you use TikTok, you're likely aware of the company's algorithm-- the fact that it’s a computer program that determines the videos you see. But it turns out company employees are manually promoting some videos.