TikTok sale uncertain as Trump ban looms, reports say

Business / Tech Aug 2, 2020

TikTok sale uncertain as Trump ban looms, reports say

Negotiations for Microsoft to buy the U.S. operations of Chinese-owned TikTok are on hold after President Donald Trump threatened to bar the social media app and came out against the sale, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Trump has pledged to get tough on the ...

Trump says he'll act to ban TikTok in U.S. as soon as Saturday

Business / Tech Aug 1, 2020

Trump says he'll act to ban TikTok in U.S. as soon as Saturday

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns. Trump's comments came after published reports that the administration is planning to order ...

Downloads of Japan's COVID-19 app slow despite rising infections

National Jul 21, 2020

Downloads of Japan's COVID-19 app slow despite rising infections

Downloads of Japan's coronavirus contact-tracing app have slowed since its debut last month, a blow to the government's aim to use smartphones to head off a second wave of infection. Just 27 positive cases have been registered through the app, named COCOA for Contact-Confirming Application, ...

Amazon bans, then unbans TikTok app from employee mobile devices

Business / Tech Jul 11, 2020

Amazon bans, then unbans TikTok app from employee mobile devices

In the span of a few hours on Friday, Amazon.com Inc. banned and then unbanned the TikTok video-sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake. The news generated widespread attention for the Chinese-owned social media platform coming the same week U.S. Secretary ...