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Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Monday (Sept 20)
BEIJING (Bloomberg): ByteDance Ltd introduced a TikTok-style service for China’s youth that sets strict controls on daily usage after Beijing stepped up efforts to protect minors from the internet’s risks.
The app, called Xiao Qu Xing or "Little Fun Star,” offers a personalised feed of short videos in areas ranging from science to literature and art history.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, said on Saturday that all of its authenticated users below the age of 14 will now access the app in a "youth mode", in its push to shield the young from inappropriate content.
Tencent Holdings Ltd allowed users of its main WeChat social media service to link to rivals’ content for the first time in years, taking initial steps to comply with Beijing’s call to dismantle walls around platforms run by the country’s online giants.
Illinois’ law prohibits private sector companies and institutions from collecting biometric data from unsuspecting citizens in the state or online, no matter where the business is based.
Alibaba urges online shoppers, content creators to start ‘planting grass’, kicking off new marketing campaign ahead of Singles’ Day
Alibaba’s 40-day Zhongcao campaign will start on October 1 across Taobao’s different channels, including live-streaming platform Taobao LiveThis initiative shows how China’s e-commerce market is now enhanced with a mix of promotions, social media content and live-streaming sessions
China is laying down the law on what behaviour is – and isn’t – allowed on a “civilised”, Marxist Internet, in a sweeping set of guidelines for governing what is already one of the world’s most-heavily policed digital spheres.
TikTok faces two investigations by the Irish data watchdog following intense scrutiny for months over concerns that children’s data isn’t safe on the platform.
China is looking to introduce more laws to protect minors on the internet, as part of new regulations that seek to manage the use of the internet in the country.