TikTok will still undergo a national security review by federal officials, but any outright ban, or pressure to sell to an American company, will not be a priority of the Biden White House.
As the clock ticks farewell to a terrible, horrible, very bad year, TikTok brought moments of joy. Here's what ticked the boxes for TikTok devotees.
The Federal Trade Commission gave nine social media and tech companies 45 days to hand over details on how they collect user data. It is the latest move by government actors to regulate Big Tech.
False claims about COVID-19 vaccines are spreading widely on social media, researchers warn. They could undermine public health efforts to curb the pandemic.
A federal judge in Washington found that the administration's proposed ban was "arbitrary and capricious" and the president overstepped his authority in using emergency economic powers.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok have stepped up efforts to curb the spread of misinformation about the election, but researchers say falsehoods thrive nearly unchecked on live videos.
A federal judge put the brakes on yet another aspect of President Trump's push to ban TikTok, but uncertainty still clouds the future of the viral video app in the U.S.
The action hardens the video-sharing app's previous enforcement against QAnon that targeted specific hashtags on the app but let the videos remain.
Nathan Apodaca, 37, of Idaho Falls, recorded a laid-back video while riding a skateboard downhill and drinking Cran-Raspberry juice. The Internet went wild and streamed Fleetwood Mac.
All three tech companies confirmed that posts expressing the hope that the president does not recover from COVID-19 will be removed for violating each platform's content policies.
The decision grants TikTok a short-term reprieve, but the wildly popular app's fate still faces an extraordinary amount of uncertainty.
In a new court filing, the Trump administration offers its most thorough explanation to date of why it considers the hit video-sharing app a national security threat.
President Trump is claiming victory after blessing a deal in which Oracle and Walmart will own a stake of TikTok, but experts wonder whether the terms of the agreement will really change anything.
U.S. tech company Oracle is joining hands with Walmart to become a technology partner with TikTok, an arrangement that satisfies the White House's concerns over the security of American user data.
As of Sunday, no mobile app store in the U.S. will be allowed to distribute or maintain the popular Chinese-owned apps, the Commerce Department says.