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|Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Tim1212(m): 9:44am On Aug 01|
President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US.
He told reporters he could sign an executive order as early as Saturday.
US security officials have expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could be used to collect the personal data of Americans.
TikTok has denied accusations that it is controlled by or shares data with the Chinese government.
The fast-growing app has up to 80 million active monthly users in America and the ban would be a major blow for ByteDance.
"As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States," Mr Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One.
It was not immediately clear what authority Mr Trump has to ban TikTok, how that ban would be enforced and what legal challenges it would face.
Microsoft has reportedly been in talks to buy the app from ByteDance, but Mr Trump appeared to cast doubt that such a deal would be allowed to go through. If the deal went ahead reports say it would involve ByteDance shedding TikTok's US operations.
A TikTok spokesperson declined to comment on Mr Trump's mooted ban, but told US media outlets the company was "confident in the long-term success of TikTok" in the US.
The move to ban TikTok comes at a time of heightened tensions between the Trump administration and the Chinese government over a number of issues, including trade disputes and Beijing's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
What is TikTok?
The platform has exploded in popularity in recent years, mostly with people under 20.
They use the app to share 15-second videos that often involve lip-synching to songs, comedy routines and unusual editing tricks.
These videos are then made available to both followers and strangers. By default, all accounts are public, although users can restrict uploads to an approved list of contacts.
TikTok also allows private messages to be sent but this facility is limited to "friends".
The app is reported to have around 800 million active monthly users, most of whom are in the US and India.
India has already blocked TikTok as well as other Chinese apps. Australia, which has already banned Huawei and telecom equipment-maker ZTE, is also considering banning TikTok.
Why is the US concerned about TikTok?
US officials and politicians have raised concerns data collected by ByteDance via TikTok may end up being passed to the Chinese government.
TikTok operates a similar but separate version of the app in China, known as Douyin. It says all US user data is stored in the US, with a backup in Singapore.
This week, TikTok told users and regulators it would observe a high level of transparency, including allowing reviews of its algorithms.
"We are not political, we do not accept political advertising and have no agenda - our only objective is to remain a vibrant, dynamic platform for everyone to enjoy," the CEO of TikTok, Kevin Mayer, said in a post this week .
"TikTok has become the latest target, but we are not the enemy."
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Mo3891: 9:51am On Aug 01|
White supremacist and hate for other races, Trump the new Lord Lugard
According to them 5G is corona virus because they never invented it
For becoming one of the best selling devices , angry US targeted Huawei
Now tik tok steals data because it's isn't a US app, while all US apps mine data, all their website use browser cookies to steal data
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by flyingpig: 9:53am On Aug 01|
Mo3891:how is national security, white supremacy? Are blacks not going to benefit from the safety?
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Justice4Rivers: 9:57am On Aug 01|
This is what Nigeria government should do to Facebook,Whatsapp, and Instagram.
These platforms do not pay tax to the federal government, but they make billions from Nigeria monthly while creating jobs in their host countries.
Those social media apps should be banned in other to boost indigenous social media platforms developed by Nigerians with “Nairaland” as a clear example of how creative Nigerians are and how we can create huge employment opportunities for Nigerians.
Do you know how much these platforms make from companies to show their products to Nigerians??
Imagine if those company were to pay those huge sums to Nigeria social media platforms? It will not only boost our economy and create jobs it will also secure our informations.
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Mo3891: 9:57am On Aug 01|
What dumb national security? An application that you basically can select authorisation to any hardware or software resources it can access on your phone is "threat" to National security. Lol
Just like when Allen Onyeama refused to buy $2billion worth of Aircraft from US Boeing he suddenly turned a criminal
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by flyingpig: 10:00am On Aug 01|
Mo3891:look at this dumb product of sorting and ASUU strike in Nigeria claiming to know more than security experts. Do you think trump is not receiving advice from people far more knowledgeable than you.
Rant all you can, he will either ban it, or Microsoft has to buy rights to it. IF e tire you, no go USA, after all you're Nigerian stay in your country.
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Mo3891: 10:05am On Aug 01|
You reek of inferiority complex... Funny enough I never for a seconds step my foot in any so called public institutions to study, travelled far and near, yet I can confidently tell you the so called Nigerian graduate would beat your white colonial masters in everything academics
We know house slaves can never change no point explaining international politics to a black dunce
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Dujardin(m): 10:06am On Aug 01|
Just ban it already. Those Chinese bastards cannot be trusted. US is evil, but these Chincos are every evil US are and more...
I'd rather we fall in the hands of an evil democratic country than an evil communist country that filters internet content for her citizens, block apps from foreign countries, have only 2 broadcasting means to the world and both are controlled by govt. (CCTV and CGTN). You see what they want you to see. The mis information they gave us about COVID-19 got us here.
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by flyingpig: 10:06am On Aug 01|
Mo3891:if trump don tire u, come back to naigeria and face buhari. Ur body go tell you
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by KillerBeauty(f): 10:08am On Aug 01|
America banning tiktok because it is collecting personal data of Americans. Yet Microsoft, Google and Facebook are collecting personal data of the rest of the world yet we did not ban it.
America with their trust issues.
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Mo3891: 10:15am On Aug 01|
Only a dunce keeps licking Trump's ass thinking he would give you an imaginary Biafla
Akinwunmi Adesina of AfDB took US and Trump to the cleaners when they wanted to remove him with their stupid reports
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by dulux07(m): 10:17am On Aug 01|
Facebook, google, yahoo etc which are American companies are notoriously known for mishandling people's info. Have they been banned them . "No". It is obvious the west isn't happy with China's domination.
Obviously, Trump would endup doing more harm than good, you can't run a state like you are running a company.
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by flyingpig: 10:22am On Aug 01|
Mo3891:you're deranged and obsessed. Who brought biafra into this discourse? when i called you product of sorting and nigeria ASUU strike u doubted it
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Dujardin(m): 10:29am On Aug 01|
Where do you get your news from? China is notorious for banning American tech products. Google (Search, Playstore, in-short GAPS) and Facebook (Whatsapp, Instagram) apps don't work in China. Their govt. made sure thr is equivalent of all the apps. From Weibo, QQ, WeChat, UC Browser.
Search "Tencent" a company equivalent of Google
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Heartlessbanker: 10:31am On Aug 01|
flyingpig:bros nor too dey curse people ooh
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by flyingpig: 10:38am On Aug 01|
Heartlessbanker:yeah I get this point bro. But I've got a thick skin, edit ur comment anyway.
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by dulux07(m): 11:39am On Aug 01|
Dujardin:Go and study more on why china banned those apps
Go read on the origin of the great firewall, urumqi riot and terrorism.
Infact this year google is still being sued for collecting people incognito activities.
The reasons for usa gave for the ban is lame. Same with huawei. It is obvious it is just because of the beef they have and usa always wanting to dominate
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Tim1212(m): 1:50pm On Aug 01|
I totally agree with you, the Feds need to ban these companies to boost indigenous companies. But the fact is we don't have one.
Don't mention nairaland.com
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Tim1212(m): 1:52pm On Aug 01|
We need social media, search engine and advertising software like adsense in Nig
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Darivie04(m): 6:45pm On Aug 01|
Mo3891:Please if you don't have anything reasonable to say, it's not a must to comment.
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Mo3891: 6:50pm On Aug 01|
If you also don't have any meaningful thing to say never quote me
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Darivie04(m): 6:53pm On Aug 01|
flyingpig:Walai the guy obviously knows nothing about this issue.
|Re: Trump Says He Will Ban Tiktok, Microsoft Set To Buy It. by Ayemileto(m): 12:40am On Aug 02|
It's the same way China banned Facebook, Twitter, Google etc. in their country.
Also, India have also banned it for security reasons too, so you can't say USA is banning it because they didn't invent it.
Apart from that, most websites - not minding the originating country - use browser cookies, although none can track you like Google does, and for Google, you have many alternatives.
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