The TikTok ban is a sign that the deal between Oracle and TikTok isn't enough to satisfy Trump's security concerns.
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Demi Skipper's third trade — a set of four margarita glasses valued at $24 for a Bissell vacuum cleaner valued at $60 — was a turning point.
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WeChat will be banned in the US on September 20, and unlike TikTok there's no clear path for the restrictions on it to be lifted.
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The larger issues around China’s technological rise aren’t going away.
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The Trump administration on Friday issued a ban on new downloads and app updates for TikTok and WeChat over national security concerns.
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The Trump administration's decision comes after weeks of drama over a potential acquisition of TikTok by a US company.
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A principled, hands-off approach to the internet was easier to defend in the 1990s. Today it makes no sense.
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The Trump administration said TikTok will be banned from US app stores starting Sunday, and banned from being hosted on US servers as of November.
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Unless the Orange One steps in to save the day. Fancy that! The US Department of Commerce has threatened to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned social media platforms Tiktok and Wechat from app stores this weekend.…
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Here's everything you need to know about the ongoing feud between the Trump White House and TikTok.
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A top TikTok exec is telling Facebook and Instagram to put their money where their mouth is and help fight the Trump administration's ban.
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The Trump administration’s war on TikTok continues to escalate, and today’s news of a September 20 deadline to pull the app – along with WeChat – from US app stores has users understandably concerned that the short video social network might stop working. Turns out, today’s announcement makes it a little more complicated than that: read on for what you … Continue reading
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The Trump government will force the removal of TikTok and WeChat from app stores in the US as of this weekend, unless a deal divorcing the popular services from the Chinese ownership is finalized. It’s the latest in a series of high-profile escalations done, the US Department of Commerce insisted today, to stop “malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data,” … Continue reading
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Turns out the list of “transactions” is “anything that makes the app function.”
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The popular apps TikTok and WeChat will be banned from app stores in the U.S. from Sunday, September 20, due to President Trump's Executive Order.
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Sources said the ban could be rescinded by Sunday if TikTok manages to get the greenlight on its deal with Oracle before then.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok’s interim CEO, Vanessa Pappas, is asking Facebook and Instagram to “publicly join our challenge and support our litigation,” as TikTok faces a new executive order from the Trump administration that will block people from downloading the app beginning September 20th. The new order was issued by the Department of Commerce on Friday morning, and it essentially states that people aren’t allowed to download TikTok or WeChat beginning on the 20th. TikTok will continue to work in the United States for people who already have the app installed, but future downloads are prohibited. Pappas’ call to action came in the form of a reply to a tweet by Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, who said that a “US TikTok ban would be quite bad for... Continue reading…
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge This week was the deadline for ByteDance to divorce itself of TikTok over security concerns, but at press time no deal has been struck. Instead, we have the strangest of corporate entities now taking shape. And, thanks to journalists at the New York Times, we have perhaps the most delicious morsel of reporting to ever emerge from TikTok deal talks. Let’s take a look at the latest. The first thing to say is that we may see action from President Trump within days — and that, if he approves the deal, we could soon see a TikTok IPO. Here are Alex Sherman and Lauren Feiner at CNBC: President Donald Trump is expect to decide on TikTok’s fate in the U.S. in the next 24-36 hours, sources told CNBC’s David Faber. To address ownership concerns,... Continue reading…
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Bytedance is planning to list Tiktok Global, a joint venture set up to operate the short-video app in the US, pending approval of the proposed deal.
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The filing of the potential IPO will be on a US stock exchange and could come within a year from now, sources said.
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President makes good on his threats to ban popular apps, will China retaliate? The post TikTok and WeChat Banned in US From Sunday as Trump Clampdown Kicks In appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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Reality TV has now come to international business deals Comment  In a business dance oddly reminiscent of reality TV twists and turns, it appears an offer by Oracle to handle TikTok in the US may have tipped the scales and tentatively gained White House approval.…
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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US sent letters to companies Tencent has invested in, asking about data security protocols, a report said.
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TikTok's CEO position has been vacant since late August, when Kevin Mayer resigned from his position after three months on the job.
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Twitter said in the two months since it banned thousands of QAnon-related accounts, activity on QAnon content has been cut in half.
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On this Digital Trends Live, we dive into the top tech news, including a possible TikTok deal, a massive hacking attack against game developers, and more.
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The proposed deal will now need to be approved by Donald Trump, then the Chinese government. The specific terms of the bid have not been announced.
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The ban is taking effect in three days, and nobody knows what it will do yet.
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This week's rundown includes an explanation on what the term "usage rights" means for influencers when signing a brand contract.
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A viral video can spur thousands of subs Continue reading…
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