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US: Department of Commerce abolishes TikTok on September 20th

Such as he said today the Ministry of Commerce of USA, will proceed to ban the download of the popular Chinese application TikTok and WeChat, from Sunday.

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With this move, the Ministry imposes the two executive orders signed by the President <br><br>Donald Trump in early August, with which he characterized the two applications national risk to the country.

The order of 14 August was given to the parent company of TikTok, ByteDance, 45 days to sell its business rights in the US. According to the order, any transaction with the owner of TikTok or its subsidiaries will be prohibited. The second order also prohibited any WeChat-related transaction from any person or in connection with any property.

With this decision, downloads of TikTok and WeChat will be banned from Sunday 20 September and the applications will be removed from the application stores of Apple and Google. However, existing users will still be able to use the applications if they have already installed them before removing them from the App Stores. In addition, updates to existing applications are prohibited. The Department of Commerce still bans any payment transactions via WeChat in the US.

"While the threats posed by WeChat and TikTok are not exactly the same, they are similar," said the Commerce Minister. Wilbur Ross in a press release. "Both collect huge amounts of data from users, including network activity, location data, and browsing and search history. Both are actively involved in China's political and military merger and are subject to mandatory cooperation with government intelligence services. As a result, the use of WeChat and TikTok poses a threat to our national security. "

Until recently, it seemed that the TikTok ban would be avoided through possible agreements between US-based companies, with the most prevalent Microsoft and Oracle. In early August, Microsoft announced that it was in talks with ByteDance to take over TikTok in the US.

But as the deadline expires, ByteDance has said it will not include the TikTok algorithm as part of the sale, according to a post by South China Morning Post. The Chinese company told Microsoft that it will not be the new owner of the rights to the application.

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