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TikTok & WeChat US downloads to be BANNED by Trump on Sunday in controversial move

TICKED OFF  BREAKING Mollie Mansfield DONALD Trump is moving forward with a controversial decision to ban downloads and maintenance of China-owned app TikTok on Sunday. The announcement was made by the Commerce Department on Friday morning which made the call “at the president’s direction.” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement: “At the President’s direction, we […]

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Walmart joins Microsoft in bid for TikTok’s US operations

27 August 2020 The US retail giant Walmart has said it will team up with Microsoft to make a bid for the US operations of TikTok. Walmart told the BBC it thought a deal with the Chinese video-sharing app would help it expand its operations. TikTok has been given 90 days to sell its US […]

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Trump’s Attacks on TikTok and WeChat Could Further Fracture the Internet

By Ana Swanson, Paul Mozur and Raymond Zhong The president’s restrictions on Chinese tech may be part of an eye-for-an-eye logic called reciprocity. The price could be a global patchwork of online fiefs. WASHINGTON — China and the United States once acted like opposites when it came to governing the internet. Beijing imposed a heavy […]

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Is the US about to split the internet?

By James ClaytonNorth America technology reporter 7 August 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he wants a “clean” internet. What he means by that is he wants to remove Chinese influence, and Chinese companies, from the internet in the US. But critics believe this will bolster a worrying movement towards the breaking up […]

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Trump Signs Order Banning U.S. Transactions With TikTok, WeChat in 45 Days

Under the order, U.S. app stores, credit card companies and software providers would all likely be prohibited from working with the popular video-sharing app.NEXT ARTICLE President Trump is going to cripple TikTok and messaging app WeChat by prohibiting U.S. companies from doing business with their Chinese parent companies.  On Thursday night, Trump signed two executive orders that’ll enable the U.S. Commerce Secretary […]