A popular app for teens and tweens is reportedly now a magnet for child predators. It’s called TikTok.
It’s one amongst the most downloaded apps among teenagers, beating out Instagram and Facebook. Specialists say kids and teens love TikTok as a way to express themselves briefly, fun videos, gain a following, and attract interaction with others.
In the summer of 2018 TikTok officially took off after merging with Musical.ly. Since then it’s gained 130 million active users and is available in thirty four languages.
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The evolution of in-app video stories is absolutely fascinating to watch. ByteDance currently knows a way to build some of the foremost viral apps within the world, as Douyin (called “TikTok” outside of China) is doing something that’s truly innovative.
What if the era of binary likes, upvotes and Facebook reactions is over and you just respond with a video instead? That’s looking like a possible outcome in the future of micro video apps.
You’d simply hit the share icon, a new social feature that allows users to post their reactions to the videos that they watch.
TikTok is rather big, even more so since Musical.ly was acquired and then merged into it. Currently it’s providing user experiences that essentially eclipse Instagram.
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Facebook has halted a sketchy practice of asking some new users for their outside email credentials in order to verify their accounts. After a Twitter user on Sunday shared a screenshot of Facebook asking them for the password to their email, the social media large faced intense criticism from security professionals. A spokesman for Facebook told The Daily Beast that it would no longer engage in this practice.
Facebook has maintained that the password prompt solely appeared for a small variety of users, specifically new users who were signing up for Facebook on desktops with email addresses that didn’t support OAuth. OAuth, which is an open standard security protocol used by Google, Amazon, Twitter and Facebook, lets users grant third-party clients access to their info without giving them their password.
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Posts on Facebook and Twitter, which have been shared hundreds of times, claim that Pakistan would block music video app TikTok from January 10, 2019. TikTok said the claim was false; Pakistan’s telecoms regulator said it was not responsible for any ban, and the app was still on the market within the country days after the ban supposedly came into effect.
This January 6, 2019 Facebook post says: “Tiktok will be illegal in Pakistan from January 10 #PTA,” relating the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority.
Another January 7, 2019 Facebook post says: “Change has come, change has come. Social media app Tiktok will be shut down in Pakistan from January 10: Prime Minister Imran Khan: Sources.”
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