CEO Daily: Surveillance Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics

Like the memes it incubates and spreads, TikTok, the Chinese lip-synching app that boasts more than half a billion global users, has gone viral this past month–at least in the global business press. Fortune‘s Ellen McGirt was among the many observers to marvel that country trap artist Montero Hill (a.k.a. Lil Nas X) was able […]

FTC’s Record Fine to TikTok Makes One Thing Clear: Illegally Collecting Kids’ Data Won’t Be Tolerated

Musical.ly, the lip-dubbing app that became a part of video app TikTok last year, agreed on Wednesday to pay the Federal Trade Commission $5.7 million over allegations that it collected personal information from children under the age of 13 without getting parental consent. “The operators of Musical.ly–now known as TikTok–knew many children were using the […]