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U.S. Bans TikTok Downloads Starting Sunday, Sets Nov. 12 For Shutdown Pending Deal

1 month ago   |   By Deadline

The U.S. Commerce Department Friday banned new downloads of the TikTok app starting Sunday and set a Nov. 12 date to effectively shutter its operations here as the video sharing service negotiates to sell itself to Stateside investors, including Oracle and Walmart. TikTok will be allowed to function until Nov. 12 but will be banned...
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Americans Will Be Banned From Downloading National Security ‘Threat' TikTok From Sunday

Americans Will Be Banned From Downloading National Security ‘Threat' TikTok From Sunday

1 month ago   |   By Mediaite

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Americans will be banned from downloading the popular Chinese app TikTok from Sunday.
According to a Friday press release from the US Department of Commerce, “Any provision of service to distribute or maintain the WeChat or TikTok mobile applications, constituent code, or application updates through an online mobile application store in the U.S.” will in a few days become prohibited.”
If a deal is not made between the United States and TikTok before November 12, merely using the app will also be forbidden.
Announcing the measures to “safeguard the national...
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US to ban people from downloading TikTok or WeChat apps this weekend

US to ban people from downloading TikTok or WeChat apps this weekend

1 month ago   |   By Who TV

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department will ban people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok starting on Sunday.
ByteDance has been in talks with Oracle Corp and others to create a new company, TikTok Global, that aims to address U.S. concerns about the security of its users' data. ByteDance still needs President Donald Trump's approval.
TikTok picks Oracle over Microsoft in sales bid
The Commerce Department will order the “deplatform” of the two apps in the United States and bar Apple's app store and Google Play from...
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WeChat, TikTok U.S. ban has huge implications for Apple: Insider co-founder Henry Blodget

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

The commerce department announced Friday morning that it would ban U.S. business transactions with China-owned social apps WeChat and TikTok on Sunday. Henry Blodget, CEO and co-founder of Insider, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the implications of this decision.
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US banning use of WeChat, TikTok for national security

US banning use of WeChat, TikTok for national security

1 month ago   |   By Wood TV

WASHINGTON - The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the U.S. using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday.
The order Friday was put into place, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to “combat China's malicious collection of American citizens' personal data.”
The government previously said that using and downloading the app to communicate won't be a banned transaction, although messaging on the app “could be directly or indirectly impaired” by the ban, and people who use it for messaging won't be subject to penalties.
Some security experts have raised concerns...
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Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok and WeChat on Sunday

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

The commerce department announced Friday morning that it would ban U.S. business transactions with China-owned social apps WeChat and TikTok on Sunday. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
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