James Lewis, head of the technology policy programme at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said he believes the security risk of using TikTok is “close to zero” but that ByteDance could face pressure from China to engage in censorship. “It looks like ByteDance may be getting squeezed by Beijing, so making them divest makes sense,” Mr. Lewis said. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says he will bar TikTok from U.S.
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Earlier in the day, he had said he was weighing other “options”. ByteDance, the parent company could be forced to divest TikTok by the powerful Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the New York Times reported Friday. Negotiations are under way. … [Read more...] about Trump says US will ban Chinese app TikTok
U.S. national-security officials have been reviewing the Musical.ly acquisition in recent months, while U.S. armed forces have banned their employees from installing TikTok on government-issued phones. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier this month that the U.S. was considering banning TikTok. … [Read more...] about President Trump says he’ll act to ban TikTok in U.S. as soon as Saturday
“President Trump has said ‘enough’ and we’re going to fix it and so he will take action in the coming days with respect to a broad array of national security risks that are presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party,” Pompeo said on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” … [Read more...] about Donald Trump to act on Chinese software companies in coming days: Mike Pompeo
"I happen to believe in it (hydroxychloroquine). I would take it. As you know, I took it for a 14-day period, and I'm here. I happen to think it works in the early stages. I think frontline medical people believe that too -- some, many," Trump told reporters at a White House news conference on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Trump defends use of HCQ, says it works in early stages of COVID-19