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US-China fight over cybersecurity: Trump says tata to TikTok

TikTok and its US employees are planning to take President Donald Trump's administration to court over his sweeping order to ban the popular video app

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US-China fight over cybersecurity: Trump says tata to TikTok
US-China fight over cybersecurity: Trump says tata to TikTok

Cybersecurity is a major issue in the 21st century. Like any other else Donald Trump is curious about it. US president gives 90 days to (ByteDance) the parent company of TikTok for selling all its American assets.

United States President Donald Trump ordered ByteDance the parent company of TikTok to sell its all assets in America on Friday within 90 days which is about citing a threat to national security. He also asked ByteDance to divest itself of any data it has collected from TikTok users in the nation.

TikTok and its US employees are planning to take President Donald Trump’s administration to court over his sweeping order to ban the popular video app, according to a lawyer preparing one of the lawsuits.

The employees’ legal challenge to Trump’s executive order will be separate from a pending lawsuit from the company that owns the app, though both will argue that the order is unconstitutional, said Mike Godwin, an internet policy lawyer representing the employees.

Chinese apps were also banned in India in the aftermath of the Galwan clash, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. The deaths of Indian soldiers had sparked calls for the boycott of Chinese goods and business.

Though China had called India’s move to ban mobile apps as a violation of World Trade Organisation’s rule, the Central Government of India banned 59 Chinese apps citing threats to national security and sovereignty. Most recently 47 applications, which were clones of the 57 blocked apps, were also blocked.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was also worried about it. Though he sympathised with the security concerns of the US administration Zuckerberg also hinted that Facebook could be targeted in a similar fashion by any other country in the future.

Trump had signed an order barring transactions with Chinese companies like ByteDance and WeChat on August 6. The order will come into effect 45 days from the day it was signed.

As the US administration is committed to protecting the American people from all cyber threats, the president is regulating international commerce to handle unusual threats. President Trump found these apps eligible to collect significant amounts of private data on users citing an external threat.

 

 

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