Meanwhile, the US Department of Justice earlier this month appealed against a recent federal court ruling that barred the Trump administration's attempt to block TikTok downloads.
Pakistan's Telecommunication Authority on Friday blocked Chinese app TikTok after the company failed to fully comply with instructions for “development of an effective mechanism for proactive moderation of unlawful online content."
On August 6, Trump had issued the executive order banning US transactions via WeChat. To fight for the legal rights of all WeChat users in the country, USWUA, an NGO, sued the administration for the ban
A US federal judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's administration's ban on the Chinese short video-making app, TikTok just hours before it was scheduled to go into effect, according to media reports.
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Beginning September 20, the US will ban any provision of service to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok mobile applications, constituent code, or application updates through an online mobile application store in the US. The ban cites the applications as prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.
Three months after becoming the TikTok Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kevin Mayer has quit his role amid U.S. pressure for its Chinese owner to sell the popular video app. Mayer decided to quit after Trump threatened to ban TikTok in the US within 90 days if the US operations of the TikTok is not sold to a domestic company.
Some experienced US lawyers predict that TikTok hardly has the opportunity to win the lawsuit that the company has filed over the US government's executive order of banning any transaction with its parent company ByteDance, but the move is not unnecessary.
The new executive order directed ByteDance to "divest any data it obtained from users of TikTok or Musical.ly in the United States". It also authorised US officials to inspect TikTok and ByteDance to ensure the safety of personal data of nearly 80 million American users of the short video making app.
Apple, Ford, Walmart and Disney have called on US President Donald Trump administration to end an executive order seeking the ban of WeChat and TikTok in the country.
The executive order issued by Trump on August 6 night said that data collected by TikTok threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party to access personal and proprietary information of US citizens.
Trump issued another similarly-worded executive order against WeChat, a messaging, social media, and electronic payment application owned by the Chinese company Tencent Holdings Ltd.
India banned TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps that harmed the security and privacy of the Indian users. The apps include CamScanner, Beauty Plus, Mi Community, UC Browser, and more.
Growth of TikTok has raised concerns among security experts because it uses a powerful algorithm that customises content to users based on a number of user characteristics.
Facing threats of a US ban and smears by rival Facebook, popular video-sharing app TikTok has been compelled to respond to what observers describe as an effort to rip up the Chinese-owned firm and reap their own commercial, political benefits and monopolize the tech economy.
After banning major Chinese apps, including TikTok, UC Browser, the Centre has blocked Baidu Search and Weibo apps - the most influential apps of China and dubbed as the country’s answer to Google search and Twitter respectively, in India.
Microsoft is considering taking over the ByteDance-owned TikTok in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand as confirmed by the company itself