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Trump declares TikTok, WeChat “national emergency,” preps bans

Enlarge / If the Trump administration has its way, these logos will be scarce inside the US in a few weeks. Ivan Abreu | Bloomberg | Getty Images The White House’s campaign against the China-based developers of popular apps escalated dramatically in the last day, as President Donald Trump declared both TikTok and WeChat to …

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TikTok owner reportedly agrees to sell US stake to avoid ban

NARINDER NANU/AFP via Getty Images TikTok may drop its ties to China in very short order. Reuters sources claim TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, has agreed to sell its stake in the social network’s US operations to avert a possible ban. The agreement would have Microsoft protect American user data, according to the report, but Microsoft …

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Donald Trump claims he will ban TikTok in the US

Dado Ruvic / Reuters Earlier today a report surfaced indicating the Trump administration may force TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance to sell the app to a US company. This evening, reporters in the White House press pool have said via Twitter, that the president told them on Air Force One that he will ban the video …

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India has banned TikTok, WeChat and many other Chinese apps

NARINDER NANU via Getty Images India has banned dozens of apps made by Chinese companies, including TikTok, WeChat and several QQ and Baidu apps. The Ministry of Information Technology made the decision “in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security …

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TikTok’s new CEO is Disney’s former streaming leader

Sponsored Links Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney TikTok may have a solution to keeping its momentum going: hire a leader with a knack for streaming video. Parent company ByteDance has hired Kevin Mayer, Disney’s chairman for streaming services like Disney+ and Hulu, as TikTok’s CEO. He’ll also serve as ByteDance’s COO and will be responsible …

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