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Class Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kids' Data And Sends It To China

A lawsuit alleging that TikTok collects and sends American users' data to China could cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars. TikTok denies the allegations.

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Food Is Growing More Plentiful, So Why Do People Keep Warning Of Shortages?

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Meet Linda Diaz, The Winner Of The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

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Scientists in Canada have diagnosed malignant cancer for the first time in a dinosaur, a Centrosaurus apertus from 76 to 77 million years ago. Sergey Krasovskiy/Stocktrek Images/Getty Images hide caption

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New Research Shows Dinosaurs Suffered From Malignant Cancer, Too

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Class-Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kids' Data And Sends It To China

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