Trump Signs Executive Order Banning TikTok

The clock is now ticking on TikTok since President Trump signed an executive order banning the popular app from operating in the US if it isn’t sold by its Chinese-owned parent company in 45 days. Microsoft has shown interest to buy the app, which boasts about 100 million American users. President Trump added that any TikTok deal would also need to include a “substantial amount of money” coming to the US Treasury. TikTok is not the only platform on the chopping block. Trump issued a similar declaration for WeChat, a…

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TikTok App Prohibited

Doyinsola Johnson The popular TikTok app owned by the Chinese company Bytedance is said to be shutting down in numerous countries as of now already shut down in India. The concerns are threefold. Because TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is based in China there are fears the company may share user data with the Chinese government, whether intentionally through data requests or unintentionally through surveillance software. There are general privacy concerns about how much data TikTok collects from user devices. “The fear is that the information in TikTok could provide more…

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