•   
  •   
  •   

Entertainment Following TikTok Deal, Judge Agrees to Delay U.S. Restrictions on WeChat

12:31  21 september  2020
12:31  21 september  2020 Source:   billboard.com

TikTok Says It Will Sue Trump Administration Over Executive Order Demanding It Be Sold in U.S.

  TikTok Says It Will Sue Trump Administration Over Executive Order Demanding It Be Sold in U.S. TikTok says it will file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration over his executive order demanding ByteDance — TikTok's Beijing-based parent company — sell or spin off its U.S. operations within 90 days. "Even though we strongly disagree with the Administration's concerns, for nearly a year we have sought to engage in good faith to provide a constructive solution," ByteDance spokesperson Josh Gartner said in a statement to TheWrap Saturday. "What we encountered instead was a lack of due process as the Administration paid no attention to facts and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses.

A judge has approved a request from a group of U . S . WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively 12 if the deal isn’t completed, under the restrictions put in place by the Commerce Department. However, a restriction to bar TikTok from app stores in

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has approved a request from a group of U . S . WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could On Saturday, President Donald Trump said he supported a proposed deal that would have TikTok partner with Oracle and WalMart to form a U . S

A judge has approved a request from a group of U.S. WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use.

In a ruling dated Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government’s actions would affect users’ First Amendment rights, as an effective ban on the app would remove their platform for communication.

WeChat is a messaging-focused app popular with many Chinese-speaking Americans that serves as a lifeline to friends, family, customers and business contacts in China. It’s owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent.

supermarket giant Walmart allies with Microsoft for Tiktok takeover

 supermarket giant Walmart allies with Microsoft for Tiktok takeover © Shutterstock Together with Microsoft: Walmart wants Tiktok. According to a media report, Walmart wants to team up with Microsoft to bid for Tiktok. A deal could meanwhile be announced in the coming days. The story of a possible sale of the popular Tiktok video app has had a surprising twist. Because the US retail group Walmart wants to ally itself according to an report from CNBC with Microsoft in order to submit a joint takeover offer.

A federal judge has approved a request from a group of WeChat users to delay looming U . S . government restrictions that could President Donald Trump said Saturday he’ s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U . S . company.

A federal judge has approved a request from a group of WeChat users to delay looming U . S . government restrictions that could effectively make 19, President Donald Trump said he supported a proposed deal that would have TikTok partner with Oracle and WalMart to form a U . S . company.

The group of WeChat users requested an injunction after the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it would bar WeChat from U.S. app stores and keep it from accessing essential internet services in the country beginning Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

The Trump administration has targeted WeChat and another Chinese-owned app, TikTok, for national security and data privacy concerns, in the latest flashpoint amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing. The administration contends that the data of U.S. users collected by the two apps could be shared with the Chinese government.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump said he supported a proposed deal that would have TikTok partner with Oracle and WalMart to form a U.S. company. There is still a chance that TikTok could be banned in the U.S. as of Nov. 12 if the deal isn’t completed, under the restrictions put in place by the Commerce Department.

TikTok's US Spinoff Would File for IPO in 2021

  TikTok's US Spinoff Would File for IPO in 2021 TikTok Global, the offshoot of TikTok that would be formed if Oracle's bid for the app's American business is approved, would look to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in about a year, a person familiar with the company told TheWrap on Thursday. CNBC's Julia Boorstin was the first person to report the news. It's unclear which U.S. exchange TikTok Global would be listed on, but the tech-heavy Nasdaq would appear to be the favorite. Oracle's bid to become TikTok's "trusted technology partner" in the U.S. is currently being reviewed by federal officials.

A federal judge has approved a request from a group of WeChat users to delay looming U . S . government restrictions that could effectively 12 if the deal isn't completed, under the restrictions put in place by the Commerce Department. However, a restriction to bar TikTok from app stores in

NEW YORK — A judge has approved a request from a group of U . S . WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively There is still a chance that TikTok could be banned in the U . S . as of Nov. 12 if the deal isn't completed, under the restrictions put in place by the

However, a restriction to bar TikTok from app stores in the U.S., similar to what WeChat faced, was pushed back a week to Sept. 27 after Trump backed the latest TikTok deal.

On Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News that the government will ensure that under the TikTok-Oracle-WalMart deal, no American’s data would end up in the possession of the Chinese government.

In the WeChat case, the users argued that the moves targeting the all-in-one app with instant-messaging, social media and other communication tools would restrict free speech.

In her ruling, Beeler found that a WeChat ban “eliminates all meaningful access to communication in the plaintiffs’ community,” and that an injunction would be in the public’s interest. Furthermore, specific evidence about WeChat posing a national security threat was also “modest,” she wrote.

The U.S. government earlier argued that it would not be restricting free speech because WeChat users still “are free to speak on alternative platforms that do not pose a national security threat.”

President Donald Trump Agrees To TikTok-Oracle-Walmart Partnership

  President Donald Trump Agrees To TikTok-Oracle-Walmart Partnership "I am and I'm so excited. I feel very maternal and motherly," she added.

NEW YORK — A judge has approved a request from a group of U . S . WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively There is still a chance that TikTok could be banned in the U . S . as of Nov. 12 if the deal isn't completed, under the restrictions put in place by the

A judge has approved a request from a group of U . S . WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could render On Saturday, President Donald Trump said he supported a proposed deal that would have TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart to form a U . S . company.

The White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the injunction, but Kerri Kupec, a spokesperson for the Department of Justice, said the department was reviewing the judge’s order.

The dispute over WeChat and TikTok is the latest attempt by the Trump administration to counter the influence of China. Since taking office in 2017, Trump has waged a trade war with China, blocked mergers involving Chinese companies and stifled the business of Chinese firms like Huawei, a maker of phones and telecom equipment.


Video: Judge halts Trump administration's WeChat ban (Reuters)

Trump: “Not happy” if the Chinese keep a majority in Tiktok .
© t3n.de Trump: “Not happy” if the Chinese keep a majority in Tiktok The video app Tiktok tried to secure its future in the USA through a deal to secure with the software group Oracle. But US President Donald Trump still has doubts - and time is on his side. US President Donald Trump has dampened prospects for the deal that is supposed to save the video app Tiktok in the US.

usr: 1
This is interesting!