TikTok to exit Hong Kong market within days amid security law
TikTok has decided to quit the Hong Kong market as China imposes the controversial Hong Kong security law.
A spokesperson reported to the international news agency, “In light of recent events, we’ve decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong.”
They will close the market and will leave within days.
Video-sharing app TikTok has said in the past that its user data is not stored in China.
It has earlier said that it would not consider any request from the Chinese government to censor content or give assess to its users’ data. It said that it has never been asked to do so.
China’s new security law has raised concerns about people’s privacy.
Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam defended the security law, saying it was not “doom and gloom” for the city.
She said that Hong Kong’s status as one of the safest cities in the world would be restored after pro-democracy protests last year often turned violent.
“Compared with the national security laws of other countries, it is a rather mild law. Its scope is not as broad as that in other countries and even China,”
China has been facing immense criticism by several countries for enforcing the controversial security law, they say it has violated Hong Kong’s autonomy.
Apple is likely to be under pressure to do the same. Services of other technology companies, except for Apple, are blocked in China.
Netflix and Apple TV+ take maximum Emmys home
Netflix, the video streaming giant, made a complete sweep at Emmys 2021....
Nokia G50 5G clears its FCC certification ahead of Oct launch
Nokia G50 is the upcoming new phone from HMD Global which will...
E-Challan is significantly reducing traffic violations in Islamabad
The E-Challan system has significantly reduced traffic violations in Islamabad since its...
SpaceX all-civilian orbital crew completes historic mission
WASHINGTON: Four SpaceX tourists returned to Earth safely on Saturday after spending...
OPPO K9 Pro official photos surface ahead of Sept 26 announcement
The OPPO K9 Pro is the upcoming new phone by the Chinese...