TikTok vulnerability left users’ private information exposed

TikTok has patched a vulnerability that left users open to having personal information scraped. Angela Lang/CNET A vulnerability identified in the popular video-sharing app TikTok exposed users to having personal information scraped from their profile, including their phone number and profile settings, security researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point said Tuesday. That information could have […]

On TikTok, Bill Nye explains why wearing a mask is crucial

Bill Nye explains science in a fun way on Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix. Eddy Chen/Netflix For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Bill Nye is back on social media telling people to wear masks to...

TikTok sale deadline elapses as negotiations with US continue

The Trump administration has put a target on TikTok. Angela Lang/CNET A Friday deadline for TikTok’s Chinese owner to satisfy a government order to sell the short-form video app’s US operations is expected to expire without an extension even as...

Snapchat takes on TikTok, Instagram Reels with new Spotlight feature

Angela Lang/CNET Snap on Monday launched a new in-app feature called Spotlight to highlight videos on its platform. Spotlight positions Snapchat to compete with other social video apps and features like TikTok and Instagram Reels. “We built Spotlight to be a...