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TikTok granted one-week extension of forced-sale deadline – world news

UShe Trump administration has given TikTok’s Chinese owner another week to complete a sale of its popular video-sharing app in order to resolve US national security concerns. The new deadline, which had already been extended by 15 days, is Dec. 4, TikTok’s parent ByteDance Ltd. said in a court filing Wednesday. The fate of TikTok, an app that’s been downloaded ...

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Pakistan lifts ban on TikTok after the Chinese app promises to moderate content – world news

Pakistan’s telecom regulator on Monday announced that it was lifting a ban on popular video-sharing app TikTok. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said in a statement that the decision was taken after TikTok’s management assured the PTA that it will block all accounts “involved in spreading obscenity and immorality” in the country. The Pakistan telecom body’s decision has come more ...

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TikTok fate in the balance as judge weighs app store ban – world news

Lawyers for TikTok pleaded with a US federal judge on Sunday to delay the Trump Administration’s ban of the popular video sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the end of the day, arguing the move would infringe on First Amendment rights and do irreparable harm to the business. The 90-minute hearing came after President Donald Trump ...

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Trump’s ban on TikTok temporarily blocked by federal judge – world news

President Donald Trump’s ban on TikTok was temporarily blocked by a federal judge, dealing a blow to the government in its showdown with the popular Chinese-owned app it says threatens national security. US District Judge Carl Nichols granted a preliminary injunction against the ban on the widely used video-sharing network after an unusual Sunday morning hearing. The judge refused to ...

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TikTok will survive Donald Trump, US users say – world news

“I never thought I would have a voice, but this app has given me one and people have been listening,” said Rebecca Fisher-Tringale, explaining her love for social network TikTok, adding, “I never thought it would be possible.” The aspiring political scientist said she has no doubt TikTok will survive — despite the Sword of Damocles that President Donald Trump ...

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Judge rejects bid to delay TikTok US app store ban set for Sunday – world news

A judge in Pennsylvania on Saturday rejected a request by three TikTok content creators who asked her to temporarily block a government ban on Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc Google app stores offering the short-video sharing app for download set to take effect on Sunday. The content creators argued they would “lose access to tens of thousands of potential viewers ...

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Trump averts TikTok ban in US with his ‘blessing’ for Oracle deal – world news

President Donald Trump averted a ban on downloads and upgrades for American users of TikTok that was scheduled to go into effect on Sunday, saying he has given his “blessing” to a tentative deal in which US companies Oracle and Walmart will acquire a minority stake in the Chinese video-sharing app. “I can say that I have given the deal ...

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Ban on TikTok delayed in US as Trump approves Oracle’s bid – world news

Donald Trump gave his blessing to Oracle Corp.’s bid for the American operations of TikTok, putting the popular video-sharing app on course to escape a US ban imposed as part of his pressure campaign against China. “I approved the deal in concept,” Trump told reporters Saturday as he left the White House for a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. ...

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TikTok owner seeking $60 billion valuation in US deal – world news

China’s ByteDance Ltd. is seeking a valuation of $60 billion for TikTok as Oracle Corp. and Walmart Inc. take stakes in the short-video app’s business to address US security concerns, according to a person familiar with the matter. Oracle and Walmart have rights to buy 12.5% and 7.5% respectively of a newly established TikTok Global under an agreement that won ...

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Oracle plans 12.5% stake in TikTok global; forms partnership – world news

Oracle Corp. said it plans take a 12.5% stake in TikTok Global and become the cloud computing provider to the newly formed company, culminating weeks of negotiations over a popular video-sharing app that became the focus of US-China tension. Also read: Donald Trump says he’s approved Oracle deal for US TikTok Oracle and Walmart Inc. together could end up with ...

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