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Twitter, TikTok discuss potential combination: Report 

Twitter is in preliminary discussions for a possible combination with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, after US President Donald Trump said he would ban the app, calling it a threat to national security.

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Can Trump ban TikTok? What the executive order means – explained 

The move requires TikTok and WeChat to find new owners or shut down, but it may not be that simpleOn Thursday, Donald Trump issued two executive orders aimed at banning TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive action” against the China-based social media platforms in the interest of national security.The move would effectively require TikTok an […]

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TikTok’s fate was shaped by a ‘knockdown, drag-out’ Oval Office brawl 

Trump advisers Mnuchin and Navarro fought bitterly over TikTok as Silicon Valley dealmakers tried to get closer to Trump.

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TikTok To Sue Trump Administration Over Ban, As Soon As Tuesday 

Lawyers for the video-sharing app are likely to say the executive order was unconstitutional, arguing the company was not informed, as is standard, and the national-security concerns are baseless.

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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg joins centibillionaire club 

The 36-year-old follows Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates as fortune passes $100bn for first timeMark Zuckerberg’s fortune has passed $100bn (£76bn) for the first time, adding him to an exclusive club of the world’s centibillionaires, after Facebook’s shares surged on news it is to launch a rival to the video-sharing app TikTok.Facebook announced the US rollout of I […]

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Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China 

The government cited national security concerns in announcing sweeping restrictions on two popular Chinese social media networks, a move that is likely to be met with retaliation.

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TikTok vows to fight White House ban with ‘all remedies available’ 

TikTok has issued a statement on the White House’s plan to ban its popular app, saying it was “shocked” by the executive order and that it will respond in court, if necessary. The order, issued yesterday by President Trump, means that TikTok could di…

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Trump bans US transactions with Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat 

Executive order comes as TikTok faces scrutiny from US lawmakers and Trump administration over national security concernsDonald Trump has issued a pair of executive orders that would ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive action” in the interest of national security.Executive orders […]

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Microsoft expands TikTok takeover ambitions to entire global business: Report 

Microsoft Corp is chasing a deal to buy all of TikTok’s global business, including its operations in India and Europe, an international daily reported on Thursday, citing five people with knowledge of the talks. Microsoft has said it is seeking to buy the assets of TikTok in North America, Australia and New Zealand. It has not disclosed how much it is willin […]

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Outraged’ Chinese want ByteDance to ‘put up a fight’ over TikTok sale 

China is unlikely to accept an acquisition of TikTok’s US operations by Microsoft and said it will prevent any deal forced by Trump. DW spoke with Rui Ma, a China tech expert, about a sale the Chinese see as “theft.”

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia has no intention of sharing Chinese app TikTok 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has distanced himself from US President Donald Trump’s threat to ban the Chinese-owned app.

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How to delete your TikTok account 

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. So… you want to delete yourself from TikTok, huh? Here’s how you do it. I can think of multiple reasons why you might not want to have a TikTok account anymore. Maybe you don’t approve of the parent company ByteDance‘s que […]

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China won’t accept ‘theft’ of TikTok, according to state newspaper 

China won’t accept the “theft” of TikTok, and that it has “plenty of ways to respond” if the US government tries to force a sale through, according to an editorial in the state-run China Daily (via Reuters). That follows news that Microsoft wants to…

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

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.

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TikTok row: Microsoft pursues deal as China vows to resist US sanctions 

Acquisition plans confirmed hours after Mike Pompeo says Chinese firms feeding data to Communist partyChina has pushed back against the threat of further action by the US against its software companies, after Microsoft revealed it was pursuing an acquisition deal for TikTok.On Sunday the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, told Fox News that Donald Trump was […]

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