Russia lodges lawsuit against 5 social media platforms for not deleting violent protest posts

In a significant development that spells fresh bout of legal trouble for social media companies, Russian authorities are suing have launched a complaint against five social media platforms for allegedly failing to delete posts urging children to take part in illegal protests. Russian authorities have filed cases against Facebook, Twitter, Google, Telegram and Tiktok for…

TikTok’s owner ByteDance agrees to settle $92M class-action lawsuit

According to a document filed in the U.S. District Court in Illinois, China’s ByteDance has agreed to settle a $92 million class-action lawsuit from U.S. TikTok users who had alleged data privacy concerns. ByteDance, TikToko’s owner, has agreed to the settlement after more than a year of litigation. “While we disagree with the assertions, rather…

ByteDance weaponizes legal system through endless negotiations, revised filings

According to a court filing, the Trump administration has granted TikTok’s owner ByteDance a new seven-day extension to an existing order directing the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app. Earlier the the Trump administration had granted ByteDance a 15-day extension which was set to expire on Friday. On August 14, U.S. President…

India takes resolute trade action to defend consumer data from harvesting Chinese apps

With India taking legal resolute measures to fight China’s harvesting of consumer data through apps and promptly banning those which do not comply to its security standards, China is starting to feel the pinch of loss of business and has opposed New Delhi’s move. The development comes in the wake of China making belligerent claims…

U.S. Federal Reserve looking at potentially issuing its own digital currency

In a statement, Governor Lael Brainard of the U.S. Federal Reserve stated, the central bank is looking at a broad range of issues surrounding digital currencies and payments, including design, policy and legal considerations around potentially issuing its own digital currency. The development underscores an openness in the possibility of the Federal Reserve issuing its…

Hyundai unveils its first SUV in overseas premium push

On Wednesday, Hyundai Motor Co unveiled its first sport-utility vehicle (SUV) under its Genesis brand in a move aimed at increasing its footprint in overseas markets, said analysts. Genesis, spun off in 2015, is an initiative of Hyundai Motor Group heir-apparent Euisun Chung, is aimed at revamping Hyundai’s image as an automaker which makes cost…

Due diligence on cryptocurrencies a must before they are widely adopted: EU Finance Ministers

Finance ministers from the European Union have agreed that private digital currencies including Facebook’s Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until potential risks surrounding them are clearly addressed. The move confirms the tough stance claimed by the EU on stablecurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra, which incidentally has attracted criticism from global regulators…

TikTok facing class-action lawsuit for sending personal, user data to servers in China

In a development that underscores deepening legal troubles for Chinese video-sharing app TikTok, a California college student has filed a class-action lawsuit against it alleging that it has transferred private user data to servers in China. The allegations deepen legal troubles for TikTok, owned by Beijing ByteDance Technology Co, in the United States, and comes…