Should Tokyo ban TikTok and WeChat?

Commentary / Japan Aug 11, 2020

Should Tokyo ban TikTok and WeChat?

by Kuni Miyake

I had not used TikTok until yesterday. My niece in her mid-20s said she had stopped using the TikTok app — a Chinese-owned video-sharing social networking service — because it's best suited for teenagers. After downloading and trying the app for a while, I ...

As Trump digs in, will it be U.S. versus China in tech?

Business / Tech | ANALYSIS Aug 8, 2020

As Trump digs in, will it be U.S. versus China in tech?

President Donald Trump’s bans on two popular Chinese social media apps — TikTok and WeChat — are the latest moves in an escalating U.S.-China rift, and point to a future where technology and innovation are increasingly walled behind political barriers. In China, the Communist Party ...

Trump widens China tech attack, ordering bans on WeChat and TikTok

Business / Tech Aug 7, 2020

Trump widens China tech attack, ordering bans on WeChat and TikTok

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders prohibiting U.S. residents from doing business with the Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps beginning 45 days from now, citing the national security risk of leaving Americans’ personal data exposed. The bans mark a significant escalation ...