TikTok limits users screen time



Social media platform TikTok is getting a big change, having a screen time limit for those under 18. Sixty minutes per day is the new limit for minors. 

This does not come as a shock, however. Due to pressure from multiple sources including U.S Lawmakers to ban the platform, TikTok might see this as a compromise. 

While this does not stop minors from lying to get in, this is a great change for people who are addicted to the app. 

The U.S. government has been trying to ban TikTok for a very long time now, fearing it as a national security issue due to its origins as a Chinese application. Use of TikTok or even having it on your phone is completely banned for all people with government jobs as it could be used as a tool for spying from the Chinese government.

This isn’t the only time a privacy concern has been brought up involving TikTok when Apple updated their ‘IOS’ operating system to become more privacy focused. TikTok was caught actively copying things from things in your copy and paste bar and tracking your private messages to other people outside of the app. They of course stopped this activity immediately when exposed but does not set a good example for their privacy practices.

The U.S. government is actively trying to ban TikTok as other countries have, or at least get them to sell it to an American company and have even written bills to make it easier to do so.

TikTok is simultaneously an important part of Generation Z’s youth and an extremely contentious topic for both lawmakers and people interested in cybersecurity and internet privacy.

TikTok will start rolling out this feature soon for any accounts that are underage. Continue reading Eye of The Tiger for more information as it arises.