Trump orders Chinese owner of TikTok to sell US assets

August 15, 2020

President Donald Trump on Friday gave the Chinese company ByteDance 90 days to divest itself of any assets used to support the popular TikTok app in the United States. Trump's executive order said there is credible evidence that leads me to believe that ByteDance might take action that threatens to impair the national | Read more|

US should get a very large percentage of TikTok sale proceeds: Trump

August 4, 2020

President Donald Trump has demanded that the US treasury should get a substantial chunk of the TikTok sale proceeds, as he set September 15 as the deadline for the popular Chinese short video app to be out of business in the country unless it is bought by an American company. Trump was speaking to reporters at a White | Read more|

Banning TikTok takes a big espionage tool away from China: US NSA

July 15, 2020

China will lose "a big tool" of espionage and surveillance if America and some western European countries ban Chinese apps like TikTok as done by India, US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has said. India last month banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to the sov | Read more|

TikTok says in process of complying with government order

June 30, 2020

TikTok on Tuesday said it is in the process of complying with the government's order on blocking of the app, and asserted that it has not shared information of Indian users with any foreign government, including that of China. The short video-sharing company said it has been invited to meet with concerned government st | Read more|