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TikTok CEO faces off with Congress over security fears

The CEO of TikTok will make a high-profile appearance Thursday before a U.S. Congressional committee to make the case for why the hugely popular video-sharing app shouldn’t be banned
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TikTok CEO faces off with Congress over security fears
March 23, 2023, 2:52 AM

By the Numbers: TikTok’s reach

A look at the numbers behind the popularity of the TikTok app in the U.S. as Congress weighs whether to take action to ban it over security and privacy concerns.
March 23, 2023, 2:52 AM
By the Numbers: TikTok’s reach
March 23, 2023, 2:32 AM

TikTok sends influencers to Washington as its troubles grow

TikTok is ramping up a public relations campaign to fend off the possibility of a nationwide ban by the Biden administration
March 23, 2023, 2:32 AM
TikTok CEO to tell Congress app is safe, urge against ban
March 22, 2023, 10:13 PM

Woman finds therapy through cleaning gravestones

Alicia Williams posts videos of herself cleaning gravestones online, where they've have captured the attention of millions of people.
March 22, 2023, 10:13 PM
Woman finds therapy through cleaning gravestones
March 22, 2023, 6:22 PM

TikTok CEO to promise firewall protection for Americans user data

The Chinese-owned company is expected to clarify its community guidelines and add new polices on AI and climate misinformation.
March 22, 2023, 6:22 PM
TikTok CEO to promise firewall protection for Americans user data
March 22, 2023, 5:17 PM

Why TikTok's security risks keep raising fears

The battle between the U.S. and China over TikTok will come into full view when the social media platform’s CEO testifies before Congressional lawmakers
March 22, 2023, 5:17 PM
Why TikTok's security risks keep raising fears
March 21, 2023, 11:08 PM

Former Trump official calls TikTok a 'digital virus'

Former Under Secretary of State Keith Krach joined "GMA3" to discuss why he viewed TikTok as a major cybersecurity threat.
March 21, 2023, 11:08 PM
Former Trump official calls TikTok a 'digital virus'
March 21, 2023, 7:23 PM

Former Trump administrator discusses possible TikTok ban

Keith Krach, former under secretary of state, discusses the best case the U.S. government can make against TikTok as its CEO testifies on Capitol Hill next week.
March 21, 2023, 7:23 PM
Former Trump administrator discusses possible TikTok ban
March 21, 2023, 3:02 PM

TikTok updates rules; CEO on charm offensive for US hearing

TikTok has rolled out updated rules and standards for content and its CEO warned against a possible U.S. ban on the video sharing app as he prepares to face Congress
March 21, 2023, 3:02 PM
March 18, 2023, 7:33 PM

'Uncharted territory': How would a TikTok ban in the US work?

Users could get around the nationwide ban but TikTok's audience would shrink, experts said.
March 18, 2023, 7:33 PM
Here's how a nationwide TikTok ban would work
March 18, 2023, 7:12 PM

DOJ investigates TikTok owner over potential spying on American journalists

Sources tell ABC News the Justice Department is investigating alleged spying by some employees of the social media app's parent company.
March 18, 2023, 7:12 PM
DOJ investigates TikTok owner over potential spying on American journalists
March 18, 2023, 5:26 PM

Singles taking to TikTok to divulge their dating disasters

Dating expert Bela Gandhi talks about the benefits of sharing experiences and her secrets to finding a better match.
March 18, 2023, 5:26 PM
Singles taking to TikTok to divulge their dating disasters
March 18, 2023, 1:17 AM

DOJ investigating TikTok owners for possible surveillance of US journalists: Sources

The investigation involves the Beijing-based company ByteDance, sources said.
March 18, 2023, 1:17 AM
DOJ investigating TikTok owners for possible surveillance of US journalists: Sources
March 17, 2023, 10:17 AM

Why TikTok's security risks keep raising fears

China is accusing the U.S. of spreading disinformation amid reports the Biden administration is calling for TikTok's Chinese owners to sell their stakes in the company
March 17, 2023, 10:17 AM
Why TikTok's security risks keep raising fears
March 17, 2023, 5:02 AM

New Zealand lawmakers banned from TikTok amid data use fears

New Zealand lawmakers and other workers inside the nation’s Parliament will be banned from having the TikTok app on their government phones
March 17, 2023, 5:02 AM
New Zealand lawmakers banned from TikTok amid data use fears
March 17, 2023, 2:16 AM

Tech expert: 'Data gathered from TikTok can be used to manipulate users'

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Sarah Kreps, founder and director of the Tech Policy Institute at Cornell, about Congress' possible ban of TikTok in the U.S.
March 17, 2023, 2:16 AM
Tech expert: 'Data gathered from TikTok can be used to manipulate users'
March 17, 2023, 12:16 AM

White House threatens to ban TikTok over data safety concerns

The Biden administration warned TikTok that if its Chinese parent company doesn’t sell off its stake, the social media platform could be banned in the U.S.
March 17, 2023, 12:16 AM
White House threatens to ban TikTok over data safety concerns
March 16, 2023, 8:47 PM

TikTok could have Americans’ data, even if they’ve never used the app: Report

According to a new report, the app can collect and transfer data even if it’s been deleted.
March 16, 2023, 8:47 PM
TikTok could have Americans’ data, even if they’ve never used the app: Report
March 16, 2023, 8:06 PM

TikTok has your data even if you've never used the app: Report

The report, from the cybersecurity company Feroot, said the app still has your data even if you've never used TikTok.
March 16, 2023, 8:06 PM
TikTok has your data even if you've never used the app: Report
March 16, 2023, 4:46 PM

President Biden warns TikTok could be banned in the US

The White House is voicing increased security concerns over user data and Biden says if the Chinese parent company does not sell its stake in the app, it will be banned in the U.S.
March 16, 2023, 4:46 PM
President Biden warns TikTok could be banned in the US
March 16, 2023, 4:41 PM

New threat to ban TikTok

The Biden administration now says TikTok could face an outright ban in the U.S. if its Chinese parent company doesn’t sell its stake in the app. ABC News’ Elizabeth Schulze reports.
March 16, 2023, 4:41 PM
New threat to ban TikTok
March 16, 2023, 1:50 PM

White House demands Chinese owner sell TikTok or risk US ban

The Biden administration warned the video app could be banned in the United States if its Chinese parent company ByteDance does not sell its stake in the U.S. app.
March 16, 2023, 1:50 PM
White House demands Chinese owner sell TikTok or risk US ban
March 16, 2023, 11:26 AM

Biden admin demands TikTok's Chinese owner sell stakes or risk being banned: Official

The Biden administration is demanding TikTok's Chinese owner sell its stake in the app or risk getting banned, the company and a U.S. official told ABC News.
March 16, 2023, 11:26 AM
Biden admin demands TikTok's Chinese owner sell stakes or risk being banned: Official
March 14, 2023, 3:53 PM

TikTok's viral wax stick is back in stock and under $25

The viral Bed Head By TIGI Hair Wax Stick is back in stock after being sold out for weeks.
March 14, 2023, 3:53 PM
TikTok's viral wax stick is back in stock and under $25
March 12, 2023, 7:41 PM

Rep. Mike Turner doubles down on COVID lab leak theory despite uncertainty

Ohio Rep. Mike Turner makes an appearance on ABC's "This Week."
March 12, 2023, 7:41 PM
Rep. Mike Turner doubles down on COVID lab leak theory despite uncertainty
March 10, 2023, 8:17 PM

Belgium bans TikTok from government phones after US, EU

Belgium's prime minister says TikTok is being banned from government phones over worries about cybersecurity, privacy and misinformation
March 10, 2023, 8:17 PM
March 9, 2023, 3:35 PM

Viral mayor dubbed 'Mayor Shenanigans'

An Alabama mayor’s viral TikTok antics are putting his small town on the map. ABC News' Will Ganss catches up with "Mayor Shenanigans."
March 9, 2023, 3:35 PM
Viral mayor dubbed 'Mayor Shenanigans'
March 9, 2023, 3:34 PM

Who is TikTok's Ms. Rachel?

Rachel Accurso aka Ms. Rachel talks toddler show start to reaching 1 billion views.
March 9, 2023, 3:34 PM
Who is TikTok's Ms. Rachel?
March 9, 2023, 10:31 AM

US intelligence chiefs testify on China's influence and challenges of investigating COVID-19

Intelligence chiefs from across the U.S. government faced a grilling on Wednesday from members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on COVID-19, China, TikTok and more
March 9, 2023, 10:31 AM
US intel chiefs testify on China's influence and challenges of investigating COVID-19
March 8, 2023, 3:33 PM

Longer videos coming to TikTok

The news Series feature will allow eligible creators to post videos up to 20 minutes long as well as decide how much to charge viewers to see their work.
March 8, 2023, 3:33 PM
Longer videos coming to TikTok
March 8, 2023, 3:04 PM

Viral kids' social media star Ms. Rachel takes 'mental health' break from TikTok

Ms. Rachel is the singing and dancing star behind the hit "Songs For Littles."
March 8, 2023, 3:04 PM
Social media star Ms. Rachel announces 'mental health' break from TikTok
March 8, 2023, 12:47 AM

Senators propose bill giving president, commerce secretary power to ban TikTok

Sen. Mark Warner has cited concerns voiced by many lawmakers that the video-sharing app could be used as a propaganda tool of the Chinese Communist Party.
March 8, 2023, 12:47 AM
Senators propose bill giving president, commerce secretary power to ban TikTok
March 6, 2023, 3:34 PM

Danish defense ministry bans TikTok on employee work phones

NATO-member Denmark’s Defense Ministry has banned its employees from having TikTok on their work phones as a cybersecurity measure
March 6, 2023, 3:34 PM
March 5, 2023, 9:16 PM

University of Massachusetts warns of TikTok drinking trend

The University of Massachusetts is warning about a TikTok trend after 28 ambulances were summoned to off-campus parties
March 5, 2023, 9:16 PM
University of Massachusetts warns of TikTok drinking trend
March 1, 2023, 9:04 PM

Bill to give Biden authority to ban TikTok advances in House

The bill allow any president to impose sanctions against any company that “knowingly provides or may transfer sensitive personal data” to any foreign person or company.
March 1, 2023, 9:04 PM
Bill to give Biden authority to ban TikTok passes through House committee
March 1, 2023, 4:57 PM

TikTok imposes default time limit for young users

After an hour, young TikTok users will need to enter a password to keep using the app.
March 1, 2023, 4:57 PM
TikTok imposes default time limit for young users
March 1, 2023, 4:51 PM

TikToker who helps support small food businesses surprises Brooklyn bakery owner

Bakery on Bergen owner Akim Vann received a sweet surprise from TikTok food sensation Keith Lee.
March 1, 2023, 4:51 PM
TikToker who helps support small food businesses surprises Brooklyn bakery owner
March 1, 2023, 4:51 PM

TikToker who claimed she had cancer allegedly scammed hundreds

Authorities said a 19-year-old woman scammed more than 400 donors, accumulating over $37,000, with false claims she suffered from cancer.
March 1, 2023, 4:51 PM
TikToker who claimed she had cancer allegedly scammed hundreds
March 1, 2023, 4:50 PM

Senator calls on Apple, Google to remove TikTok from app stores

TikTok poses "an unacceptable threat," the senator said, calling on Apple and Google to remove it from their app stores.
March 1, 2023, 4:50 PM
Senator calls on Apple, Google to remove TikTok from app stores
March 1, 2023, 4:49 PM

Family raises over $250,000 for a Domino’s driver who fell while delivering pizza

Barbara Gillespie's fall was caught on a family’s home security video and has since gone viral, being viewed over 3 million times on TikTok.
March 1, 2023, 4:49 PM
Over $250K raised for Domino's driver who fell while delivering pizza
March 1, 2023, 4:47 PM

TikToker goes viral for 30-day dance challenge after losing fantasy football

As a result of losing a fantasy football league, Cade McHenry’s friends posed the penalty: record a TikTok dance every day for 30 days.
March 1, 2023, 4:47 PM
TikToker goes viral for 30-day dance challenge after losing fantasy football
March 1, 2023, 4:46 PM

TikTok creators share their personalized 'Dating Wrapped'

TikTok trend breaks down numbers on a creator's recent dating life, with colorful charts describing first dates and what they did on the date.
March 1, 2023, 4:46 PM
Dating trend reveals honest truth from TikTok creators
March 1, 2023, 4:46 PM

2 teens charged in death of transgender TikTok personality Brianna Ghey

Two teens have been charged in death of Brianna Ghey, a transgender girl who had a large following on TikTok and Instagram.
March 1, 2023, 4:46 PM
2 teens charged in death of transgender girl Brianna Ghey
March 1, 2023, 4:45 PM

Deputy attorney general warns against using TikTok, citing data privacy

"I don't use TikTok and I would not advise anybody to do so because of these concerns," Lisa Monaco, deputy attorney general at the DOJ, said Thursday.
March 1, 2023, 4:45 PM
Deputy attorney general warns against using TikTok, citing data privacy
March 1, 2023, 4:45 PM

Daughter's TikTok goes viral, brings customers to parents' Vietnamese restaurant

A daughter posted a now-viral video to TikTok of her parents' struggling restaurant that brought hundreds of customers to Lee's Noodle House in Santa Rosa, California.
March 1, 2023, 4:45 PM
Orders skyrocket from daughter's viral TikTok at parents' Vietnamese restaurant
March 1, 2023, 4:37 PM

Teacher's TikTok video about student lunch debt leads to over $30K in donations

A Utah teacher’s TikTok post about student lunch debt has gone viral and helped raise over $30,000 in donations.
March 1, 2023, 4:37 PM
Teacher's TikTok video about student lunch debt leads to over $30K in donations
March 1, 2023, 4:36 PM

European Commission bans TikTok from employees' phones, citing cybersecurity threat

European Commission employees will have to remove the TikTok app from their phones for security reasons, the European Union's executive body said Thursday.
March 1, 2023, 4:36 PM
European Commission bans TikTok from employees' phones
March 1, 2023, 4:36 PM

TikTok face filters rack up millions of views while stirring up controversy

Face filters on TikTok, such as #boldglamourfilter and #teenagefilter, have grown wildly popular, but critics say they can also harm mental health.
March 1, 2023, 4:36 PM
TikTok face filters rack up millions of views, stir controversy
March 1, 2023, 4:35 PM

Chipotle adds new fajita quesadillas to menu after masses attempt to recreate viral TikTok order

Chipotle launched five new fajita quesadilla order options thanks to a viral TikTok from Alexis Frost and Keith Lee.
March 1, 2023, 4:35 PM
Chipotle adds 5 new fajita quesadillas to menu thanks to viral TikTok order
March 1, 2023, 4:35 PM

Canada bans TikTok on government-issued devices

Canada banned TikTok on government-issued mobile devices on Monday over data security concerns, following a similar ban from the European Union last week.
March 1, 2023, 4:35 PM
Canada bans TikTok on government-issued devices