US banning use of WeChat, TikTok for nationwide safety

Washington, September 18

The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions within the U.S. utilizing TikTok and WeChat beginning Sunday.

The order on Friday was put into place, in keeping with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to “fight China’s malicious assortment of American residents’ private knowledge”.

The authorities beforehand stated that utilizing and downloading the app to speak will not be a banned transaction, though messaging on the app “could be directly or indirectly impaired” by the ban, and individuals who use it for messaging will not be topic to penalties.

Some safety consultants have raised considerations that ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese firm that owns TikTok, would preserve entry to data on the 100 million TikTok customers within the United States, making a safety danger. — AP

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