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World TikTok to keep ticking in US for now

13:45  28 september  2020
13:45  28 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

TikTok downloads to be blocked in US within days

  TikTok downloads to be blocked in US within days People in the US will be banned from downloading TikTok from this Sunday. © Getty TikTok is set to be banned in the US The US commerce department said that starting 20 September, Americans will not be able to get the popular video-sharing app.The ban will also cover the messaging app WeChat.President Donald Trump could still withdraw the ban before Sunday evening - if a deal is done between TikTok's Chinese owners ByteDance and US technology giant Oracle.

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The US has called video-sharing app TikTok a national security threat, alleging that its Chinese parent firm is tied to Beijing © NICOLAS ASFOURI The US has called video-sharing app TikTok a national security threat, alleging that its Chinese parent firm is tied to Beijing

A judge late Sunday stopped the US from banning downloads of TikTok, freeing the video snippet-sharing mobile app to keep winning new users here -- for now.

District Judge Carl Nichols issued a temporary injunction at the request of TikTok, which the White House has called a national security threat, alleging that its Chinese parent firm is tied to Beijing.

What Trump's TikTok Ban Means For Users

  What Trump's TikTok Ban Means For Users TikTok restrictions start on September 20 but will initially apply to new downloads and software updates, meaning the app will continue to work as normal for existing users—at least until November 12.As of this Sunday, September 20, the Trump administration will prohibit distribution and maintenance of TikTok through mobile app stores in the U.S.

Now you can type in the search bar at the top to find your friends on Tik Tok by their username, or discover other people to follow by checking out hashtags. When viewing another user’s profile, tap Follow to follow them. To create your first Tik Tok post, tap the plus sign at the bottom of your screen.

Because of National Security concerns, the highly popular app Tik Tok will be unable to download starting Sunday. UP NEXT. NOW PLAYING: Crime.

An order from US President Donald Trump sought to ban new downloads of the app at the end of Sunday, but allowed until November 12 for a second phase aimed at stopping TikTok from operating in the US entirely.

The judge denied TikTok's request to also suspend the November 12 ban, but noted that his decision was "for now."

What about TikTok lovers?

TikTok lovers in the US will wake Monday to life as usual, at least in regard to their enjoyment of the platform.

That was going to be the case anyway, since the ban that had been poised to take effect Sunday only applied to new downloads and updates.

However, getting access to updates means longtime TikTok users will be able to get security patches to keep them better protected while using the app.

Trump vows to block any TikTok deal that allows Chinese control

  Trump vows to block any TikTok deal that allows Chinese control A deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok was thrown into doubt Monday by President Donald Trump, who vowed to block any deal that allows its Chinese parent firm to retain any control. Trump on Monday told Fox News that TikTok's Chinese parent firm ByteDance "will have nothing to do with it and if they do, then we just won't make the deal."The comments raised fresh concerns over a weekend deal that appeared to avert a US-ordered ban of TikTok, which the Trump administration has called a national security risk and has threatened to ban without ownership changes.

Because of National Security concerns, the highly popular app Tik Tok will be unable to download starting Sunday. UP NEXT. NOW PLAYING: World.

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It also means US users will be able to get any new features TikTok releases.

Where from here?

The judge's order tells TikTok and the US to work out a schedule to proceed, and that typically means the court wants opposing parties to find middle ground.

"My sense is that it is a pragmatic splitting of the baby for the short term, to give a little time for them to resolve the disputes and come to a resolution." said University of Richmond law school professor Carl Tobias.

Once lawyers get a chance to review the reasoning behind the judge's decision, the US could appeal the decision putting a hold on the download ban.

Legal analysts interviewed by AFP thought it unlikely the US would appeal, since lawyers typically don't want to make an enemy of a judge early in a case by attacking their judgment.

Meanwhile, TikTok's overarching suit challenging the legality of Trump's executive orders continues through the court.

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TikTok's tomorrow?

Outside of the courtroom, TikTok can continue trying to work out a sale or alliance to appease US concerns.

A tentative deal would make Silicon Valley giant Oracle the technology partner for TikTok and a stakeholder in a new entity to be known as TikTok Global.

Such a deal is expected to be dimly viewed by Beijing, where some consider the US move an unjustified appropriation of Chinese technology.

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Video: U.S. judge blocks Trump administration ban on new TikTok downloads (CNBC)

TikTok download ban temporarily blocked by US judge in a blow to the Trump administration .
A federal judge on Sunday ruled in favour of TikTok, blocking the Trump administration's temporary download ban set to take place tonight at 11:59 p.m. TikTok has been a target of the Trump administration since July, and last month, the president signed a pair of executive orders against the app and its Chinese owner, ByteDance, leading to the download ban. The president said last week that a deal between ByteDance and US-based Oracle and Walmart had his "blessing," but the deal has been muddled due to conflicting statements from the involved companies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

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