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TikTok video-sharing application penalized for collection of children’ information
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TikTok video-sharing application penalized for collection of children’ information

TikTok, the popular video-sharing application earlier known as Musical.ly, has consented to a record $5.7m (£4.2m) fine with the US Federal Trade Commission in the wake of being blamed for unlawfully collecting personal data from youngsters under 13. The application, which is possessed by the Chinese giant Bytedance, a private startup with a $75bn valuation, admitted to inappropriate information collection in an announcement following the settlement and said that it would start keeping more youthful clients in “age-appropriate TikTok environments”, where those under 13 would be pushed into a progressively passive job, ready to watch videos, however not post or remark on the stage. “While we’ve always seen TikTok as a place for everyone, we understand the concerns that arise around...