Tech Bytes: Changes at TikTok

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Changes at Tik Tok amid the threat of a U.S. ban. The Chinese-owned app is clarifying its community guidelines, and adding new policies on AI and climate misinformation. Tik Tok’s CEO is expected to promise firewall protection for americans’ user data, when he appears before congress tomorrow.

More ads are coming to Instagram. Parent company Meta is beginning to test ads in search results. The goal is to reach people searching for businesses, products, and content. Instagram will also launch reminder ads as a way to help companies push upcoming events.

Microsoft has launched Bing image creator. The company says the AI powered tool will make the search engine more visual. The feature creates images based on text prompts. The image creator will be integrated with both the new Bing and Microsoft Edge.