Technology TikTok sues Trump again, after his decision on banning downloads of the app
TikTok CEO says platform code will be made public in pushback against 'rumors and misinformation'
Newly appointed TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer announced Wednesday that TikTok's code will be made available for experts to study, as the company pushed back strongly against "rumors and misinformation" around its data security practices and ties to the Chinese government. "We believe our entire industry should be held to an exceptionally high standard," Mayer, a former Disney executive who took over as CEO in May, wrote in a blog post. "That's why we"We believe our entire industry should be held to an exceptionally high standard," Mayer, a former Disney executive who took over as CEO in May, wrote in a blog post.
late Friday pushing back against . The suit, filed in federal court in Washington, DC, says the administration overstepped its bounds and violated free speech when it decided earlier Friday to go ahead with the download ban, which would kick in on Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Trump has issued executive orders saying China's ByteDance must sell off the app's US operations or face a ban of the app in the states. The administration says it has national security worries about the TikTok app because the app collects data on its US users and ByteDance could be compelled by China's communist government to share that information. TikTok has repeatedly said such concerns are baseless.
Friday's lawsuit says Trump and the US Commerce Department "took this extraordinary action of prohibiting a popular communication and information-sharing platform without affording its owners .. due process of law, and for political reasons rather than because of any 'unusual and extraordinary threat' to the United States," the Journal said in its report, published Saturday.
'Hot objects' from vehicle tailpipe caused 26,850-acre Apple Fire in California, authorities say
Only 7% of perimeter was contained as about 2,300 firefighters battled the blaze. Authorities sought witnesses who saw the vehicle blamed for fireCal Fire officials said a diesel-fueled vehicle "emitting burning carbon from the exhaust system" had been identified as the source of the blaze. Authorities say they confirmed the cause following interviews with "multiple independent witnesses," along with unspecified physical evidence.
in an earlier lawsuit, filed in August.
The administration is currentlythat would make US-based , in a way that would address the concerns over user data.
The administration's Friday decision means TikTok won't be available for download from places like Apple's App Store and the Google Play store starting Sunday.
Neither TikTok, ByteDance, nor the White House immediately responded to requests for comment on the new suit.
TikTok-Oracle deal and a potential US ban: Everything you need to know .
TikTok gets a momentary win as a judge grants a preliminary injunction against the ban.On Sunday evening, a US district court judge ruled in TikTok's favor. Lawyers for TikTok had argued earlier in the day that removing the app would infringe on the rights of US citizens to broadcast their views.