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TikTok Fined in S. Korea over Privacy Issue

TikTok Fined in S. Korea over Privacy Issue

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said Wednesday it fined video sharing platform TikTok Pte Ltd. 186 million won (US$155,000) for mishandling user data amid growing global privacy concerns of the social media service. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said the social media app popular among teenagers violated local telecommunication laws [...]

TikTok Service Promises K-pop Auditions via Smartphone

TikTok Service Promises K-pop Auditions via Smartphone

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — In an era where everyone can become a one-man creator, K-pop star auditions through mobile applications are now possible. The short-form video sharing application TikTok introduced on Thursday that it will launch “Tik-Tok Spotlight,” a musician scout program on April 5. TikTok, which was also honored as the world’s [...]