04 Aug 2020

Microsoft’s Talks to Buy TikTok’s U.S. Operations Raise Ire in China

Earlier this week, Washington released an ultimatum to the company behind the popular social media platform TikTok, asking the Chinese company to sell the app’s US operations or risk being banned from the country. This has raised suspicions over the US’s aims to sabotage China’s technological advancements. China is also

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26 Feb 2020

Sen. Schumer Pushes for TSA Employee Ban on TikTok App at Work

The Transportation Safety Authority (TSA) is considering implementing a ban on using the app TikTok while at work. The app has been criticized by the Department of Homeland Security and two US military branches, who have already discontinued the use of the app based on concerns over Chinese data security

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03 Jan 2020

TikTok Banned By U.S. Army Over China Security Concerns

Amid worries over the security threat, the popular app TikTok poses to the United States, the US has banned US Army officials from using the app. TikTok is currently under scrutiny for its close relationship with the Chinese government, and backlash has caused the US government to reconsider its employees’

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29 Oct 2019

US Lawmakers Fear Chinese-Owned TikTok Poses Security Risk

In a letter to US Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, US Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Tom Cotton warn that the popular Chinese video app TikTok may represent a national security risk. The senators argue that ByteDance, the company that owns the app, may provide

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