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White House pushes to uphold TikTok ban

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday filed legal opposition to TikTok's request to delay a ban on downloading the app, with a federal judge in Washington scheduling a hearing on the request for Sunday morning.Why it matters: The White House could have simply postponed the ban on its own…
bubmag
September 25, 2020
TikTok

TikTok files for injunction against upcoming Trump ban

TL;DR: With the deal between TikTok and Oracle/Walmart looking like no party can agree on terms, the app has filed for a preliminary injunction against the US ban set to start in a few days. The move comes after WeChat won a similar reprieve over the weekend. The saga began…
bubmag
September 24, 2020
TikTok

ByteDance just asked China for permission to export TikTok’s technology as it tries to finalize a deal with the US government (ORCL, WMT)

TikTok parent ByteDance asked the Chinese government for approval to export technology, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. In August, China expanded its rules on exporting AI-based technology, effectively requiring that any TikTok deal receive its blessing. TikTok's powerful, secretive algorithm is its most valuable asset and has been a pivotal part of discussions…
bubmag
September 24, 2020
TikTok

Presidential Bickering Imperils TikTok Deal

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bubmag
September 23, 2020
TikTok

TikTok Struggles To Meet Demands

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bubmag
September 22, 2020
TikTok

Trump’s TikTok Farce Ignores the Lessons of the Red Scare

President Donald Trump would probably be surprised to learn that he is vindicating Marx’s claim that when history repeats itself, the second time is a farce. The administration’s odd war on TikTok echoes the period more than half a century ago when the US government was so worried about content…
bubmag
September 21, 2020