Commerce Department issues order banning WeChat and TikTok transactions

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The US Department of Commerce said on Friday it was banning transactions involving the Tencent 700s,
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Bytedance WeChat and TikTok. “While the threats posed by WeChat and TikTok are not the same, they are similar. Each collects vast areas of data from users, including network activity, location data, and browsing and search histories, ”the statement said. As of September 20, any provision of service to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok mobile apps, constituent code, or app updates through an online mobile app store in the United States is prohibited, likewise as any provision of services through the WeChat mobile application. for the purpose of transferring funds or processing payments in the United States The order makes no mention of Oracle ORCL,
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dealing with TikTok but said that “the president has scheduled until Nov. 12 to resolve national security concerns posed by TikTok.”

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