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US Army’s use of TikTok app raises concerns

Washington: The US Army’s use of a China-owned video app — TikTok — as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill.

Washington: The US Army’s use of a China-owned video app — TikTok — as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill. Democratic Sen Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy asking about security risks posed by the app. Schumer said national security experts have raised concerns about TikTok’s collection and handling of user data, including personal information, locations and other content. AP

NZ lawmakers pass euthanasia bill, referendum next

Wellington: New Zealand lawmakers today voted in favor of a bill to legalize euthanasia, a watershed moment that ended a contentious two-year debate. But the final decision will rest with voters, who will need to approve the bill in a referendum next year for it to go into effect. Polls have indicated a majority support the measure. The bill passed 69-51. People in the public gallery cheered and clapped when the results were read out. AP

John Legend is People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ 

New Delhi: He’s already got an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony under his belt. And now, John Legend — one of the nicest guys in Hollywood — has been crowned this year’s Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. “I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” the entertainer told the magazine in this week’s cover story. Legend is People’s 34th personality to get the title. IANS

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