Microsoft moves ahead with talks to buy TikTok after Trump vows to ban app- Tempemail

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Microsoft has confirmed it is still pursuing talks to buy the social app TikTok, with reports that Donald Trump has given the negotiations a 45-day deadline. The news comes just after Continue Reading

TikTok: Trump suggests US may ban Chinese-owned app | TikTok- Tempemail

Donald Trump on Friday again suggested the US may take action against Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok, floating a potential ban. “We’re looking at TikTok. We may be banning TikTok. We may be doing some other things,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House on a trip to Continue Reading

TikTok: US investors reportedly keen to buy Chinese-owned app to avert Trump ban | Technology

US tech investors are reportedly trying to buy a majority stake in Chinese-owned social media phenomenon TikTok to head off White House security concerns about the video-sharing app. Investors, led by the venture capital firms General Atlantic and Sequoia Capital, are reported to be in discussions with US regulators about Continue Reading

Pressure from Trump led to 5G ban, Britain tells Huawei | Technology

The British government privately told the Chinese technology giant Huawei that it was being banned from Britain’s 5G telecoms network partly for “geopolitical” reasons following huge pressure from President Donald Trump, the Observer has learned. In the days leading up to the controversial announcement on Tuesday last week, intensive discussions Continue Reading

UK Huawei ban opens door for competitors, but consumers may foot the bill – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Britain’s decision to ban China’s Huawei from next-generation 5G telecom networks is the latest blow to the global leader in telecom equipment and could help lay the groundwork for broader changes in the industry. Ericsson of Sweden and Nokia of Finland are currently the only companies besides Huawei that provide Continue Reading

UK Huawei ban opens door for competitors, but consumers may foot the bill – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Britain’s decision to ban China’s Huawei from next-generation 5G telecom networks is the latest blow to the global leader in telecom equipment and could help lay the groundwork for broader changes in the industry. Ericsson of Sweden and Nokia of Finland are currently the only companies besides Huawei that provide Continue Reading

There are calls to ban TikTok in Australia – but you should worry about Facebook too | TikTok- Tempemail

The concern over what data TikTok might be collecting on its users and providing to government authorities should be a concern for every app, not just those linked to China. This week, in response to calls to ban the app in Australia, TikTok wrote to Australian politicians to say it Continue Reading

Trump claims credit for UK Huawei ban as China says move ‘disheartening’ – video | Technology

Donald Trump has claimed credit for the UK’s decision to ban Huawei from the country’s 5G networks, after it was announced the firm would be stripped out of phone networks by 2027. The US president said he ‘did it myself, for the most part’, referring to talking countries out of Continue Reading

Chinese media calls for ‘pain’ over UK Huawei ban as Trump claims credit | Technology

Chinese state media has foreshadowed “public and painful” retaliation against the UK over its ban of Huawei from the country’s 5G networks, as Donald Trump appeared to take credit for the decision. Following Britain’s announcement that Huawei would be stripped out of the country’s phone networks by 2027, the state-run Continue Reading

Britain set to ban Huawei from 5G – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network in a landmark decision that will anger Beijing but win plaudits from President Donald Trump as the United States grapples with China’s rising economic and technological clout. The United States has pushed Johnson to reverse his Continue Reading