The US House of Representatives has banned members from using the TikTok app. This information is known from the latest Reuters report.
Thursday, December 29, 2022 (December 29, 2022) Citing information from Engadget, this ban applies to members, including employees. Emails regarding this ban were also sent by the US House of Representatives Administration.
He said the ban was imposed because TikTok was considered high risk due to a number of security concerns. Therefore, anyone who has this app should delete it, and re-downloading is also prohibited.
The ban itself is the latest development in several steps the US has taken to block the TikTok app on devices used by the government.
Previously, the US Senate unanimously voted on a bill to ban TikTok from government agencies. This rule was proposed by Senator Josh Hawley.
Currently, there are 19 states that have banned the use or installation of the TikTok app on the devices used by employees.
Additionally, U.S. lawmakers approved an omnibus bill that includes provisions banning TikTok on devices used by executives.
Regarding this collector’s approval, TikTok spokeswoman Brooke Oberwetter said the company was disappointed with the ban. It’s a political gesture that has virtually no effect on progress in national security, he explained.
This form of ban is inextricably linked to US concerns over the TikTok app brought on by China’s ByteDance. One of them is the FBI, which believes that this app is a Trojan horse used by the Chinese Communist Party to spy on the United States.
This concern was already anticipated by TikTok. They tried to get around this by routing all local traffic through Oracle’s US servers and promising to delete all US user data from their servers.
Meanwhile, TikTok has become the most popular vertical short video sharing platform in the world and is reportedly ready to challenge other platforms.
One of the platforms TikTok is targeting is YouTube. According to a Techcrunch report, the company is testing a limited landscape video feature for users.
TikTok videos usually appear in portrait mode. However, if it was recorded in landscape, there is an option to change the video to landscape mode.
Since it’s still in beta, it’s not yet known exactly when this horizontal video feature will be available to all TikTok users.
Recently, TikTok officially increased the video recording time limit in the app to 10 minutes.
TikTok obviously wants to dominate video watching time. And this feature could be the right choice to increase this number.
Building on the success of TikTok in 2021, YouTube introduced YouTube Shorts, which allow users to upload short videos in a vertical format.
Unfortunately, YouTube Shorts still can’t beat the popularity of TikTok. To compete with applications in China, YouTube has announced a special program for creators.
In September 2022, YouTube announced that creators can monitor their short content.
Following this, Sensor Tower, a mobile application market researcher, released a list of the top mobile applications with the highest sales in the Southeast Asian region for the month of November 2022.
November 2022 TikTok becomes the highest-grossing mobile app in Southeast Asia. The app owned by ByteDance has earned about $8.6 million. Or about IDR 134.
This means his earnings increased by 39.7% year over year.
Citing the report, Sensor Tower said, “33.1% of TikTok’s revenue in Southeast Asia comes from Malaysia, followed by Indonesia with 21% and Vietnam with 16.6%.”
Google One, in second place, became the second largest mobile app by revenue in Southeast Asia in November 2022. Google-owned apps generated about $5.1 million in user spend.
“In Southeast Asia, 35.4% of Google One’s revenue comes from Singapore, followed by Indonesia with 22.3% and Vietnam with 14.4%,” Sensor Tower said.
The next highest-grossing mobile apps are PT Kreatif Media Karya’s Vidio, Google’s YouTube, and QIYI’s iQIYI.
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Southeast Asia’s mobile application market generated approximately $109.7 million in user spend on the App Store and Google Play in November 2022. This is a 9.2% increase over the previous year.
Thailand was the largest revenue market in Southeast Asia in November 2022, generating approximately $26.5 million. The country contributes 24.1% of all mobile application revenues in Southeast Asia.
Indonesia was then ranked second with 21% revenue, followed by Malaysia with 16.1%.