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US Commerce Department backs off from shutting down TikTok

Washington/Sputnik: The US Commerce Department is backing off from enforcing a shutdown of Chinese-owned TikTok video-sharing app after a federal court ruling prevented the move, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Canada's Shopify to partner with TikTok to facilitate merchants to sell things in-app

Ottawa/IBNS: In an attempt to grow its customer base and to facilitate it's one million-plus merchants' ease of advertising their products on the video-sharing app, Ottawa-based e-commerce company Shopify said Tuesday that it will be partnering with TikTok, a viral Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance. 

Pakistan: Tik Tok star Jannat Mirza decides to shift to Japan, blames 'low mentality' of Pakistanis as the reason behind her decision

Islamabad: Pakistan's Tik Tok star Jannat Mirza recently announced she has decided to  shift to Japan due to the 'low mentality' of Pakistanis.

Donald Trump’s ban on TikTok downloads in US halted: Court Documents

Moscow/Sputnik: A US federal judge has blocked the ban of President Donald Trump’s administration on the downloads of TikTok, a video-sharing app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, court documents show.

Donald Trump says sale of TikTok to Oracle has his approval

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he has approved the purchase of TikTok, a video-sharing app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, to US software company Oracle.

US to block downloading of WeChat and TikTok apps

Washington: People in the US will not be able to download TikTok and WeChat apps, officials said on Friday.

Microsoft says ByteDance refused to sell its TikTok’s US operations

Washington/Sputnik: ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok will not be selling parts of TikTok’s operations to Microsoft, the American tech giant announced on Monday.

TikTok’s parent company says will sue US President Donald Trump administration over executive order

Beijing/Sputnik: Chinese-based video-sharing app TikTok says it will sue the administration of US President Donald Trump over the latter’s executive order banning transactions with the parent company ByteDance.

After Tik Tok, Donald Trump hints US may even ban Chinese tech giant Alibaba

Washington: US President Donald Trump has hinted that his government might soon ban Chinese technology giant Alibaba.

Donald Trump Says Sets September 15 Deadline for TikTok to Be Bought by US Company or Close Down

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said during a meeting at the White House on Monday that he has set September 15 as a deadline for the Chinese video-sharing social networking service TikTok to be bought by an American company or close down.

Vulgar content: Pakistan issues warning to Chinese app Tik Tok

Islamabad: The Pakistan government gave a jolt to all-weather ally China as the country  issued a final warning to Chinese video sharing platform TikTok.

Australia might ban Chinese app Tik Tok

Sydney: Amid growing concern that the platform might pose a national security threat and even when it is feared that the user's data might be shared with China, the Australia government is planning to ban Tik Tok following the action taken by India after a border faceoff with China, media reports said.

TikTok Social Networking Service to Exit Hong Kong Market Within Days - Reuters

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Chinese video-sharing social networking service TikTok will exit the Hong Kong market within days, Reuters reported.

TikTok reinstates US teenager's account banned for speaking on Uighurs

Beijing/UNI: China based social media video app TikTok on Thursday apologised to a US teenager after the user's clip criticising the country's treatment of its minority ethnic group--Uighur Muslims went viral on internet.