Wednesday, 29 March, 2023

Topic: TikTok

‘Feel-good’ content isn’t as ethical as you think. Both creators and consumers are culprits

Holding life-affirming signs to giving homeless cash, videos of 'random acts of kindness' are popular. But consider how they're money-makers too.

Netflix and TikTok are ‘levelling up’ to keep you engaged. Gaming is their new weapon

Netflix introduced mobile gaming last year for all its subscribers, including two notable Stranger Things tie-ins. And it's all about engagement.

TikTok fund glitch draws complaints from rising stars who have not been paid in weeks

Many TikTok stars who recently qualified to be paid for their videos have been shut out of the registration system, causing frustration & outrage among some very dedicated creators.

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok begin restricting access to Russian state media platforms in EU

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a growing number of govts to ask large tech companies to reduce or restrict their services in Russia aiming to curtail propaganda.

Pakistani TikTok star lip job half-done, says FIA froze her bank account midway

Popular TikToker Hareem Shah was undergoing a lip filler procedure in UK when the FIA froze her bank account in Pakistan.

In Pakistan, Hareem Shah’s ‘TikTok sarkar’ is more potent than Imran Khan’s tabdeeli govt

On the surface, it may all look like a prank. But Hareem Shah manages to make Pakistan go into 007 mode with her TikTok videos.

How TikTok’s unorthodox advertising attracted social misfits and weird niche subcultures

In 'Attention Factory', writer and speaker Matthew Brennan documents the complete story of TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance.

‘Publicity stunt, Pakistan assault victim didn’t try to flee mob’—new claims emerge

A report in The Pakistan Frontier termed the Minar-e-Pakistan incident a “publicity stunt”, which the Tik Tok influencer had planned.

400 Pakistani men sexually assault a woman in Lahore. Twitter says ‘no less than Taliban’

Lahore Police has filed an FIR against hundreds of unidentified men for sexually assaulting a woman who was filming a TikTok video at Minar-e-Pakistan on the country’s Independence Day.

Why Pakistan keeps banning and unbanning TikTok

What is particularly embarrassing with Pakistan's fourth ban on TikTok in less than a year is that President Arif Alvi himself had recently joined the app.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.