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Tech & Science Washington plans to ban Tiktok, suspected of sharing data with Beijing

15:08  08 july  2020
15:08  08 july  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

Donald Trump announces that he will ban the social network TikTok in the United States

 Donald Trump announces that he will ban the social network TikTok in the United States © REUTERS / Dado Ruvic TikTok has often had to defend itself from its links with China. President Donald Trump announced on Friday July 31 that he was going to ban the social network TikTok in the United States, suspected by Washington of being able to be used by Chinese intelligence. “Regarding TikTok , we are banning it in the United States,” DonaldTrump told reporters aboard the Presidential Air Force One plane on July 31. The US president also said he would act the next day.

Owned by Beijing -based company ByteDance, TikTok has been on the We have never provided user data to the Chinese government, nor would we do so if asked,” TikTok said in a statement. The relationship between Washington and Beijing has been strained amid a tit-for-tat trade war lasting

Washington has been concerned that the platform censors content and that its data could be accessed by Beijing . TikTok has tried to distance itself from its Chinese parent company. The company hired former Meanwhile, TikTok announced plans to pull out of the Hong Kong market on Monday amid

Le logo de l’application TikTok. © AFP / Lionel BONAVENTURE The logo of the TikTok application.

Tiktok in the sight of the American administration. Reuters reported on Wednesday that the Federal Trade Commission and the United States Department of Justice are investigating allegations that the popular youth mobile app has violated a 2019 deal to protect children's privacy.

This information emerges as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States "certainly plans" to ban Chinese applications, including TikTok, owned by the company ByteDance, suspected of sharing data with Beijing.

"We take this very seriously," "we have been working on this problem for a long time," said the secretary of state on FoxNews. When asked if the Americans should download the app, Mike Pompeo responded unambiguously, "Only if you want your private information to be in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party." »

USA: Trump says he will ban the TikTok app

 USA: Trump says he will ban the TikTok app USA-CHINA-TIKTOK: USA: Trump says he will ban the TikTok app © Reuters / Florence Lo USA: TRUMP SAYS HE WILL BAN THE TIKTOK WASHINGTON APPLICATION (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump announced Friday evening that he had planned to sign a decree on Saturday banning TikTok in the United States, increasing pressure on the Chinese firm that owns the application video for her to sell.

The Indian ban divorced TikTok from its largest market, a relationship parent company ByteDance’s Indian office is reportedly hurrying to mend. A US ban would no doubt be catastrophic as well – but it might be more disastrous for Washington , as legions of Tiktok -addicted American teenagers who’ve

Share . 0. Democracy Dies in Darkness. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Monday that the United States is considering banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok , one of the world’s most popular online platforms.

Secretary Pompeo was asked by Fox News if Americans should download TikTok, a Chinese social media app pic.twitter.com/oLbVMWgU1q

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In February 2019, TikTok had to pay a fine of $ 5.7 million in the United States for illegally collecting personal data from minors. The Chinese company then launched a version that it promised was more appropriate for young American users.

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But last May, several organizations asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate alleged breaches by TikTok of US data protection law , stating in particular that the company had not deleted, contrary to its commitments, videos of children 13 years of age or younger.

Two sources told Reuters that they have since participated in conference calls with these agencies to discuss the matter. "I understood from our conversation that they are investigating the claims we raised in our complaint," said David Monahan, campaign manager for Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.

The TikTok application, recently banned in India on suspicion of sharing personal data, has also been suspended in Hong Kong, due to the recent national security law imposed by China.

The United States promises action against TikTok “in the coming days” .
© TOM BRENNER / REUTERS Donald Trump, in April 2020. Donald Trump will “take action in the coming days” against TikTok and d 'other applications related to Chinese companies, said Sunday, August 2, the head of US diplomacy Mike Pompeo. "President Donald Trump has said 'Enough is enough', so he will take action in the coming days in response to various national security risks posed by software related to the Chinese Communist Party," said Mike Pompeo, the U.S.

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