China might rather have TikTok banned than fall into U.S. hands

Hongkong CNN — Nearly three years After the Trump administration threatened to ban TikTok if its Chinese owners did not sell the company to U.S. investors, video application Facing the threat of life and death again. Douyin CEO Shou Zi Chew The app will appear before U.S. lawmakers later on Thursday, many of whom want … Read more

TikTok and its CEO are trying to save the app’s status in the US

As more lawmakers raise national security concerns about TikTok’s ties to China, and some experts worry about the app’s impact on young people’s mental health, CNN is hosting a special to delve into the issues. Watch “CNN Primetime: Is It TikTok Time?” Thursday, March 23 at 9 p.m. ET. CNN — At a Harvard Business … Read more

Lawmakers say TikTok is a national security threat, but evidence remains unclear

CNN  —  As TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew prepares for his first congressional grilling on Thursday, much of the focus will undoubtedly be on the short-form video app’s potential national security risks. Concerns about TikTok’s connections to China have led governments worldwide to ban the app on official devices, and those fears have factored into … Read more

AI can be racist, sexist and creepy. What should we do about it?

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  The emergence of ChatGPT and now GPT-4, the artificial intelligence interface from OpenAI that will chat with you, answer questions and passably write a high school term paper, is both a … Read more

The US government has again threatened to ban TikTok.what you should know

CNN — Nearly two and a half years ago, the Trump administration threatened to ban TikTok in the United States if it wasn’t spun off from its Chinese owners, and the Biden administration is now doing the same. TikTok acknowledged to CNN this week that federal officials are Ask the app’s Chinese owner to sell … Read more

Biden administration asks TikTok’s Chinese owner to divest its stake or face U.S. ban

CNN — The Biden administration has threatened to ban TikTok from the U.S. unless the app’s Chinese owners agree to divest their share of the social media platform, TikTok acknowledged late Wednesday. The apparent ultimatum from the multiagency U.S. panel known as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) marks a possible … Read more

Mental health startup exposed personal data of more than 3 million people

washington CNN — A mental health startup exposed the personal data of as many as 3.1 million people online. In some cases, sensitive information about mental health treatments may have been leaked, according to a company statement and a HHS filing. Cerebral, a California-based company that connects people suffering from anxiety and depression with mental … Read more

Hundreds of U.S. lawmakers and staff affected by data breach

CNN — The personally identifiable information of hundreds of U.S. House members and staff was stolen in violation of the District of Columbia Medicare Service, the House chief administrative officer told lawmakers in a letter obtained by CNN on Wednesday. House Chief Administrative Officer Catherine Szpindor told lawmakers in the letter that the FBI is … Read more

U.S. senators unveil bipartisan bill authorizing Biden to ban TikTok, other services

washington CNN — A dozen U.S. senators unveiled bipartisan legislation on Tuesday that would expand President Joe Biden’s legal authority to ban TikTok nationwide, the latest in a string of congressional proposals that threaten the social media platform’s future in the U.S. item. The legislation, known as the Restricting the Emergence of Information and Communications … Read more

EU bans TikTok from official devices of all three agencies

Paris/London CNN — The European Parliament on Tuesday banned TikTok from employee devices over cybersecurity concerns, meaning the Chinese video-sharing app is now banned in all three of the bloc’s main institutions. “Given cybersecurity concerns, in particular with regard to data protection and data collection by third parties, the European Parliament has decided, together with … Read more