Meanwhile, The US government announced a ban TikTok by September 15 if no further deal takes place. Be that as it may, the rising video platform declared a joint-venture with Oracle, pending US approval. However, it looks like that wasn’t enough to save it from the penalties.
The US Department of Commerce has declared that both TikTok and WeChat are taboo from US application stores. For instance, the Play Store and Apple App Store as of September 20. Moreover, the WeChat application is likewise banished from leading exchanges in the US at the same time.
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Further, on September 20 for WeChat and November 12 for TikTok, both are disallowed from utilizing the US hosting services. Coupled with, content conveyance network benefits, and peering administrations for their applications too.
“While the threats posed by WeChat and TikTok are not identical, they are similar. Each collects vast swaths of data from users, including network activity, location data, and browsing and search histories. Each is an active participant in China’s civil-military fusion and is subject to mandatory cooperation with the intelligence services of the CCP. This combination results in the use of WeChat and TikTok creating unacceptable risks to our national security.”
– The Department of Commerce
In this regard, the division likewise takes note of that President Donald Trump has given TikTok Ultimatum till November 12. With this intention, to determine the clear public security concerns. In effect, the authority might withdraw the objection.
In the meantime, The Trump authority repeatedly addressed the apps that are a threat due to the amount of data they collect. To illustrate, it collects a huge amount of user data, what videos people watch and comment on. Additionally, location data, phone model, and even how people type. To contradict, much of this data collection is similar to other social networks like Facebook.
On the other hand, WeChat will effectively shut down in the US on 20th September. Instead, people will still be able to use TikTok until 12 November. Important to realize, it can be taboo at any time.