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Video Community – Tik Tok – The Worlds Most Downloaded App Improves Privacy Controls

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News just in from Southern China, notably includes information relating to the app Tik Tok, well known the world’s most downloaded app, available for both iOS and Android. The developers behind Tik Tok have increased its user privacy and protection. Tik Tok is a global video community app, powered by music. Users can create their own short videos and share around the globe.  Recently though disturbing scenes have been captured, including minors simulating sexual acts and this led to belief specifically that the platform was being used to stalk teenage girls. The new enhanced features allow users to set their videos to private, therefore, allowing only approved followers to view their content. Parents are also able to monitor the time young users are logged into the service and view the content that they see.

Tik Tok is the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide, with a total of 45.8 million downloads, surpassing the downloads recorded by Facebook, YouTube and Instragram – based on research by Sensor Tower, a San Francisco based research company. With over 300 million mainland active users, Tik Tok has also expanded into over 20 markets and reaches over 100 million active overseas users. Most popular in Hong Kong, Japan, much of South East Asia, this is an app that needs to ensure that privacy controls are enforced, cracking down on offensive content and protecting minors and this update offers a strong move in that direction.

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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
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