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Trump moves against Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat apps

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President Trump broadly prohibits unspecified ‘transactions’ with Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat via executive order in 45 daysBy TALI ARBEL AP Technology WriterAugust 7, 2020, 8:30 PM1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW YORK -- President Trump is broadly prohibiting unspecified ‘transactions’ with Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat via executive order in 45 days. Trump had threatened a deadline of Sept. 15 to “close down” TikTok unless Microsoft or “somebody else” bought it. Video app TikTok, which is owned by ByteDance;,Microsoft and Tencent, which owns messaging app WeChat, had no immediate replies to questions. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday had said that the U.S. government was expanding its crackdown on Chinese technology b
Trump ‘backs’ Microsoft buyout of TikTok after threat to ban Chinese video app

Trump ‘backs’ Microsoft buyout of TikTok after threat to ban Chinese video app

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The Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok could be sold to Microsoft after an apparent change of mind by US President Donald Trump.On Friday, Mr Trump said he intended to ban TikTok from the US because of concerns about the data of American users and he appeared to dismiss the idea of a takeover by a US company. America has repeatedly warned of a security threat from Beijing and accused it of billions of dollars' worth of intellectual property theft. China has denied the claims. Image: TikTok says 100 million Americans use the app But following a discussion between Mr Trump and Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella on Sunday, the tech giant said it had been given the go ahead to negotiate a complete buyout with TikTok's parent compan...
TikTok: Pompeo says Trump to crack down on Chinese software in coming days

TikTok: Pompeo says Trump to crack down on Chinese software in coming days

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US President Donald Trump will take action "in the coming days" against Chinese-owned software that he believes pose a national security risk, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.Mr Pompeo said popular video app TikTok was among those "feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist Party".His comments came days after Mr Trump said he was banning TikTok in the US.The company has denied accusations that it is controlled by or shares data with the Chinese government.Speaking to Fox News Channel, Mr Pompeo said the action would be taken "with respect to a broad array of national security risks that are presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party." How would the US go about banning TikTok? Should we be worried about...
Huawei: UK government weighs up UK ban of Chinese firm’s products

Huawei: UK government weighs up UK ban of Chinese firm’s products

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The government has received a report into Huawei that is likely to change its policy over the Chinese firm's role in the UK's telecoms networks.Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre had delivered its findings, and officials were now examining them before advising the prime minister.NCSC is believed to have said it can no longer assure the security of Huawei's products because of new US sanctions.Huawei said it was open to discussions.But one of the company's spokesmen took a tougher line over the weekend, following newspaper reports that the government might ban the purchase of new Huawei 5G equipment by the end of the year."UK policy is being dictated by [the] Trump administration... shouldn't the US respect a United ...
India blocks TicTok, WeChat, dozens of other Chinese apps

India blocks TicTok, WeChat, dozens of other Chinese apps

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June 29 (UPI) -- Citing cybersecurity concerns, India blocked Internet access to 59 apps originating in China, including TikTok, WeChat and other entertainment and messaging applications, the government said Monday. The apps on iOs and Android platforms are suspected of stealing data and violating privacy of Indian users, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information said in a statement. The apps "are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, [the] defense of India and the security of state and public order," the ministry said. Advertisement TikTok, owned by ByteDance, pairs music with short videos. The app is popular with Indian users, who have downloaded 611 million TikTok installations, or about 30 percent of the 2 billion total worldwide, according to marketing websi...