Justice Department investigating TikTok parent company ByteDance for possible spying on U.S. citizens
Washington — The Justice Department is investigating TikTok's Chinese parent company, ByteDance, for possible spying on U.S. citizens, including journalists, CBS News has confirmed.
News of the probe comes as U.S. lawmakers have ramped up calls for action against the widely popular social media app over ByteDance's ties to China and national security concerns about the collection of user data. The Biden administration is mulling a possible nationwide TikTok ban if ByteDance does not divest itself from the app, TikTok confirmed to CBS News on Wednesday.
Emily Baker-White, a journalist for Forbes who says she was one of reporters who had their TikTok data improperly accessed by ByteDance, was the first to report the federal investigation. The Justice Department declined to comment Friday.
Kilauea volcano, the home of Pele, Hawaii's volcano goddess, is erupting. The U.S. Geological Survey announced that the volcano started its eruption on Wednesday, just hours after an eruption watch was issued.
House Oversight chair unveils resolution to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress
Washington — GOP Rep. James Comer, the chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, is pushing forward with an effort to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress for failing to hand over a document detailing unconfirmed allegations of a bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.
What to do during an air quality alert: Expert advice on how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke
Canadian wildfires are causing poor air quality in the northeastern U.S., posing a health danger to millions of people. Experts say the air is especially harmful for more vulnerable populations, including older people and those with lung or heart issues.
Woman says police didn't respond to 911 report that her husband was taken hostage until he had already been killed
A woman who received a desperate text from her husband indicating he had been taken hostage said Tuesday that she called 911 but that police did not respond until about an hour later, by which time he had been shot and killed.
Tucker Carlson on Tuesday posted the first episode of his new Twitter show since Fox News ousted him in April. The 10-minute video features the popular conservative commentator sitting in a wood-paneled room and delivering a monologue in which he skewers some of his favorite targets, including the news media.
Chris Licht is stepping down as CEO of global news network CNN, according to Oliver Darcy, CNN's senior media reporter.
Smoke from the wildfires raging across Canada has created a thick haze across New York City's iconic skyline, nearly fading out the Statue of Liberty and high-rises. The quality of air has become so bad in the past few days that now, the city has some of the worst air pollution in the world.
"Charmed" and "Beverly Hills, 90210" actor Shannen Doherty said on Instagram Tuesday that her breast cancer, which she was first diagnosed with in 2015, has spread to her brain.
Redmond, Ore — Someone left a dead raccoon and a sign with "intimidating language" that mentioned a Black city councilor outside the law office of an Oregon mayor, police said.
Mystery client claims hiring detective to spy on Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve is "part of American politics"
The mystery client who hired a detective to secretly track Reno's mayor with a GPS device is trying to persuade Nevada's Supreme Court he has a First Amendment right to remain anonymous, a protected privilege he says is a cornerstone of democracy and part of "the business of politics."
House Republican leaders hoping to pass a rule Monday to set up floor votes on a bill to constrain the government's ability to regulate gas stoves saw their efforts go up in flames after House Freedom Caucus (HFC) members, who are among the most conservative lawmakers in Congress, joined Democrats in opposing the rule.