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Donald Trump-era ban on TikTok

The ban faced a series of legal challenges and never came into force.

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The ban faced a series of legal challenges and never came into force.

Jun 09, 2021, Wed ...

Biden revokes and replaces Trump orders banning TikTok

Aug 27, 2020, Thu ...

Kevin Mayer Resigns Less than four months

Aug 24, 2020, Mon ...

ByteDance officially sued the US

Aug 06, 2020, Thu ...

Trump signs orders banning US business with TikTok and WeChat

Aug 02, 2020, Sun ...

Microsoft Confirms Talks to Buy TikTok’s US Operation

Jun 27, 2020, Sat ...

TikTok found snooping iOS clipboard

May 18, 2020, Mon ...

Kevin Mayer Joins ByteDance as TikTok CEO

Dec 30, 2019, Mon ...

US military banned TikTok

Dec 02, 2019, Mon ...

Class action lawsuit on user privacy

Nov 01, 2019, Fri ...

U.S. launched national security review of ByteDance’s $1 billion acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical.ly

Oct 24, 2019, Thu ...

Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, calling for the government to launch an investigation on the possible counterintelligence risks posed by TikTok

Feb 27, 2019, Wed ...

TikTok fined $5.7M for violating COPPA

Jun 09, 2021, Wed ...

Biden revokes and replaces Trump orders banning TikTok

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Donald Trump-era ban on TikTok dropped by Joe Biden - BBC News
The delayed ban on TikTok and WeChat will now not happen - instead apps from China will face reviews.
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Apr 30, 2021, Fri ...
ByteDance Appoints Its CFO As the CEO of TikTok- PingWest
Beijing (PingWest)—Shou Zi Chew (Chinese name 周受资) , who recently became chief financial officer of ByteDance, will also serve as TikTok's chief executive officer. Meanwhile, Vanessa Pappas, TikTok's interim head, has been appointed...
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Feb 15, 2021, Mon ...
ByteDance Drops TikTok Deal With Oracle After Trump Loss: SCMP
Last week the Biden administration put the brakes on efforts to ban the app in the US, a policy that had been championed by Trump officials.
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Dec 07, 2020, Mon ...
U.S. Judge Halts Trump's TikTok Ban, The 2nd Court To Fully Block The Action : NPR
A federal judge in Washington found that the administration's proposed ban was "arbitrary and capricious" and the president overstepped his authority in using emergency economic powers.
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Nov 25, 2020, Wed ...
REFILE-U.S. grants ByteDance new seven-day extension of TikTok sale order -- filing | Reuters
The Trump administration on Wednesday granted ByteDance a new seven-day extension of a divestiture order that had directed the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app, according to a court filing.
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Nov 13, 2020, Fri ...
US announces stay of TikTok ban, and sale deadline is held off for at least a month | South China Morning Post
The ban would have kept US service providers from working with the video-sharing app, and a US court hearing a suit by ByteDance effectively mooted the Thursday deadline imposed by Donald Trump for the sale of TikTok’s US operations.
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TikTok can continue to operate in the U.S., Commerce Department says
The Commerce Department will not challenge a preliminary injunction allowing TikTok to control operating in the U.S.
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Oct 17, 2020, Sat ...
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Sep 19, 2020, Sat ...
Trump Signs Off on TikTok Deal With Oracle, Walmart - WSJ
The popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok will partner with Oracle and Walmart to become a U.S.-based company after negotiations that stirred debate over national security and the future of the internet.
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Sep 17, 2020, Thu ...
ByteDance plans TikTok IPO to win U.S. deal as deadline looms: sources | Reuters
China's ByteDance is planning a U.S. initial public offering of TikTok Global, the new company that will operate the popular short video app, should its proposed deal be cleared by the U.S. government, people familiar with the matter said o...
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Sep 14, 2020, Mon ...
Oracle Wins Bid for TikTok in U.S., Beating Microsoft - WSJ
Oracle beat out Microsoft in a deal to salvage the U.S. operations of the video-sharing app that has been caught in the middle of a geopolitical standoff. The deal is likely not to be structured as an outright sale, people familiar with the...
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TikTok proposes to add new U.S. headquarters and 20,000 jobs to win over Trump - The Washington Post
To keep its short-form video app operating in the country, TikTok offered to create a new U.S.-based company and add 20,000 jobs in a bid to win over U.S. government support for its proposal to address President Trump’s security claims.
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Sep 13, 2020, Sun ...
Microsoft statement on TikTok - The Official Microsoft Blog
ByteDance let us know today they would not be selling TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft. We are confident our proposal would have been good for TikTok’s users, while protecting national security interests. To do this, we would have ma...
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Sep 11, 2020, Fri ...
Exclusive: China would rather see TikTok U.S. close than a forced sale | Reuters
Beijing opposes a forced sale of TikTok's U.S. operations by its Chinese owner ByteDance, and would prefer to see the short video app shut down in the United States, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
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Sep 02, 2020, Wed ...
TikTok Is Running out of Time: Understanding the CFIUS Decision and Its Implications | Center for Strategic and International Studies
TikTok is a well-known social media platform that allows users to share short homemade videos. Its popularity in the United States grew rapidly in 2019, one year after its parent company ByteDance, a Chinese company, merged Musical.ly into ...
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Aug 27, 2020, Thu ...

Kevin Mayer Resigns Less than four months

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TikTok Chief Executive Kevin Mayer Resigns - The New York Times
Less than four months after announcing he was joining the video app, Mr. Mayer said he was leaving. TikTok has been under pressure from the Trump administration.
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TikTok Slams US Foreign Investment Review Body in Lawsuit Filing | Law.com International
TikTok's lawsuit accuses CFIUS of failing to disclose its concerns and engage mitigation measures.
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Aug 24, 2020, Mon ...

ByteDance officially sued the US

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Stoked Washington’s Fears About TikTok - WSJ
Mark Zuckerberg emphasized that Chinese internet companies posed a threat as he worked to fend off U.S. regulation of Facebook.
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TikTok Sues U.S. Government Over Trump Ban - The New York Times
The suit escalates a bitter back-and-forth between the popular video app and American officials.
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Aug 19, 2020, Wed ...
Trump Backs Oracle’s TikTok Bid in Boost for Donor Larry Ellison - Bloomberg
Oracle Corp.’s bid for the U.S. operations of TikTok received the backing of U.S. President Donald Trump, bolstering the software maker’s attempt to derail takeover talks led by rival Microsoft Corp.
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Aug 14, 2020, Fri ...
President Trump orders ByteDance to divest from its U.S. TikTok business within 90 days
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday that will force China's ByteDance to sell or spin off its U.S. TikTok business within 90 days.
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Aug 08, 2020, Sat ...
Trump advisers Mnuchin and Navarro fought over the fate of TikTok inside the Oval Office - The Washington Post
Trump advisers Mnuchin and Navarro fought bitterly over TikTok as Silicon Valley dealmakers tried to get closer to Trump.
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Twitter, TikTok Have Held Preliminary Talks About Possible Combination - WSJ
Twitter has had preliminary talks about a potential combination with TikTok, the popular video-sharing app that the Trump administration has declared a national-security threat due to its Chinese ownership, according to people familiar with...
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Aug 06, 2020, Thu ...

Trump signs orders banning US business with TikTok and WeChat

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TikTok finds safe haven in Europe – POLITICO
A European ban on the Chinese-owned app looks unlikely.
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Trump signs orders banning US business with TikTok owner ByteDance and Tencent’s WeChat | TechCrunch
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday banning transactions with ByteDance, the parent company of popular app TikTok. The White House also announced that he signed a similar order banning transactions with WeChat, the ...
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Aug 05, 2020, Wed ...
TikTok updates policies to ban deepfakes, expand fact-checks and flag election misinfo | TechCrunch
As uncertainty swirls around TikTok’s future in the U.S., the company this morning announced new Community Guidelines focused on helping to keep misleading and deceptive content off its platform. The new rules aim to better clarify what’...
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Aug 02, 2020, Sun ...

Microsoft Confirms Talks to Buy TikTok’s US Operation

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Microsoft to continue discussions on potential TikTok purchase in the United States - The Official Microsoft Blog
Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald J. Trump, Microsoft is prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States.
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Jul 31, 2020, Fri ...
Microsoft Is in Talks to Acquire TikTok, as U.S. Considers Banning the App - WSJ
Microsoft is in advanced talks to acquire the U.S. operations of the Chinese-owned video app TikTok, according to people with knowledge of the discussions, in a deal that would be a concession to White House pressure and make the software g...
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Jul 22, 2020, Wed ...
US investors try to buy TikTok from Chinese owner | Financial Times
Group led by General Atlantic and Sequoia seeks solution to White House concerns over video app
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Jul 08, 2020, Wed ...
TikTok Draws FTC, DOJ Scrutiny Over Privacy, Group Says - Bloomberg
TikTok, the short-video app owned by China’s ByteDance Ltd., is the subject of an inquiry by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department over its data practices, according to a children’s privacy advocate who says he was in...
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Jun 30, 2020, Tue ...
India Bans 59 Chinese Apps and Orders Companies to Block Them, TikTok Is on the List- PingWest
Beijing (PingWest)—The Indian government Monday decided to ban 59 China-linked apps, including TikTok, Shareit, and UC Browsers, meanwhile, phone companies are asked to block the apps, Indian media Hindustan Times reported.A statement rel...
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Jun 27, 2020, Sat ...

TikTok found snooping iOS clipboard

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TikTok and 32 other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data | Ars Technica
Passwords, bitcoin addresses, and anything else in clipboards are free for the taking.
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Jun 26, 2020, Fri ...
Why is TikTok (and other iOS apps) constantly snooping on your clipboard?
This year’s WWDC saw Apple lean heavily on privacy. It touted all new features and initiatives that would protect and give a better idea on how companies are using your data. But a new privacy feature might have inadvertently exposed ...
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Jun 21, 2020, Sun ...
TikTok Teens Tank Trump Rally in Tulsa, They Say - The New York Times
Did a successful prank inflate attendance expectations for President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla.?
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Jun 07, 2020, Sun ...
Exclusive: ByteDance Cuts Domestic Engineers' Data Access to TikTok, Other Overseas Products- PingWest
ByteDance has been erecting technical firewalls between its China and global operations for more than a year, PingWest has learned, so that privacy and geopolitics-based concerns could be better addressed, and regulatory risks minimized.
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May 28, 2020, Thu ...
Exclusive: TikTok owner ByteDance moves to shift power out of China - sources | Reuters
TikTok's poaching of Disney's Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy by its Chinese owner to shift its centre of power away from China at a time of rising global tensions, several people familiar with...
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May 18, 2020, Mon ...

Kevin Mayer Joins ByteDance as TikTok CEO

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Disney's Head of Streaming, Kevin Mayer, Becomes TikTok C.E.O. - The New York Times
Kevin Mayer will lead the Chinese-owned app for making and sharing short videos, which has exploded in popularity during the pandemic.
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May 13, 2020, Wed ...
TikTok on the Clock: A Summary of CFIUS’s Investigation into ByteDance | Center for Strategic and International Studies
Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics > Trustee China Hand By Taylor Walshe and Shining Tan As quarantine has put normal life on pause, TikTok, the short-video social platform from China, has exploded in popularity and influence i...
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Feb 25, 2020, Tue ...
TSA and US Military Branches Have Banned TikTok App
A message from the Pentagon led to a military ban on TikTok for government devices, and now TSA is the latest agency to follow.
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Jan 22, 2020, Wed ...
ByteDance Is Seeking a New CEO for Its TikTok Business - Bloomberg
Chinese internet giant ByteDance Inc. is seeking a new chief executive officer for its TikTok business, a hugely popular video app that American politicians have targeted as a potential security threat.
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Jan 03, 2020, Fri ...
U.S. Military Bans TikTok Over Ties to China - WSJ
The U.S. military has banned its members from using TikTok, signaling increasing concern about possible security risks related to the popular video app’s Chinese ownership.
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Dec 30, 2019, Mon ...

US military banned TikTok

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TikTok Transparency Report 2019 H1
TikTok Transparency Report January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019 Released: December 30, 2019 Introduction TikTok is a place for creativity and expression. We are committed to enabling our users to create a
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Army Follows Pentagon Guidance, Bans Chinese-Owned TikTok App | Military.com
The U.S. Army has banned soldiers from using the popular Chinese social media app, which is now considered a security threat.
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Dec 24, 2019, Tue ...
TikTok Contemplates Building Global Headquarters Outside China - Pandaily
TikTok's parent company ByteDance is considering setting up a global headquarters for its popular video sharing app TikTok outside of China.
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Dec 02, 2019, Mon ...

Class action lawsuit on user privacy

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California Student Suing TikTok for Allegedly Sending Data to China
Student Misty Hong claimed TikTok surreptitiously created an account for her and used it to amass her data.
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Class-action lawsuit filed in California to accuse TikTok of illegally harvesting data and sending it to China
The social-media platform TikTok is amassing vast swaths of data on its users without their consent and sending it to servers in China, according to a class-action lawsuit filed… in California federal court. The suit, filed by Misty Hong...
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Nov 29, 2019, Fri ...
Tech Tent: Tik Tok and the Uighur Muslims - BBC News
Rory explores how TikTok got immersed in a deadly serious row about censorship.
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Nov 01, 2019, Fri ...

U.S. launched national security review of ByteDance’s $1 billion acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical.ly

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Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok - sources | Reuters
The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical.ly
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Oct 24, 2019, Thu ...

Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer wrote a letter to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, calling for the government to launch an investigation on the possible counterintelligence risks posed by TikTok

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Cotton, Schumer Request Assessment Of National Security Risks Posed By China-Owned Video-Sharing Platform, TikTok
Washington, D.C. -Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) late...
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Sep 25, 2019, Wed ...
Revealed: how TikTok censors videos that do not please Beijing | TikTok | The Guardian
Leak spells out how social media app advances China’s foreign policy aims
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Feb 27, 2019, Wed ...

TikTok fined $5.7M for violating COPPA

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