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US Judge postpones Trump's TikTok ban in suit brought by users

October 31, 2020 8:29 am

The Trump administration has said TikTok is a security threat, citing its Chinese owner, ByteDance, and the possibility that the Chinese government could spy on users.

TikTok sweeps Britain But Norwegians watch more videos

September 30, 2020 2:56 pm

TikTok has grown prodigiously as more people seek entertainment during lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus.

Oracle TikTok investment wins Trump’s blessing: Deal at a glance

September 20, 2020 9:37 am

The proposal, which would give Oracle and other investors minority ownership of a new company called TikTok Global, still needs approval from regulators in China, where TikTok’s parent ByteDance Ltd. is based.

Trump gives blessing to deal to allow TikTok to continue to operate in US

September 20, 2020 8:58 am

He told reporters at the White House he backs the deal with TikTok owner ByteDance, Oracle ORCL.N and Walmart WMT.N to create a new company that will assume TikTok's US operations called TikTok Global.

Trump rules out extension of TikTok deadline

September 11, 2020 9:30 am

"I'm not extending deadline, no. It's September 15th. There will be no extension of the TikTok deadline," Trump told reporters on Thursday.

Trump orders ByteDance to divest interest in US TikTok operations within 90 days

August 15, 2020 8:07 am

The new order adds to pressure for ByteDance to divest TikTok, and legally buttresses the U.S. government’s crackdown on the Chinese-owned social media app.

TikTok's Chinese owner offers to forego stake to clinch US deal - sources

August 02, 2020 10:36 am

ByteDance was previously seeking to keep a minority stake in the U.S. business of TikTok, which the White House had rejected. Under the new proposed deal, ByteDance would exit completely and Microsoft Corp would take over TikTok in the United States, the sources said.

Donald Trump says US 'may be banning' China-owned video app TikTok

August 01, 2020 11:24 am

"We are looking at TikTok," Trump told reporters at the White House. "We may be banning TikTok. We may be doing some other things. There a couple of options, but a lot of things are happening. So we'll see what happens."

TikTok considers London and other locations for headquarters

July 19, 2020 8:01 am

TikTok is facing heavy scrutiny in Washington over suspicions China could force the company to turn over user data. TikTok is owned by China-based ByteDance.

Stop app: How Chinese companies came to dominate India’s digital space

July 06, 2020 3:19 pm

Last week, amidst a tense border standoff with China, the government banned 59 mobile applications with links to the neighbouring country. The Indian Express sheds light on how Chinese companies came to dominate India’s digital space — from apps to devices and ancillaries, there’s more than a little bit of China on our phones.