Trump had aggressively sought to ban TikTok in the US during his presidency, but Biden has abandoned those efforts.
Tencent has published a list of "violations" on WeChat's live-streaming platform, including fortune telling and wearing underwear on your head.
WeChat is one of the world's most popular social media messaging apps, and supports video, voice, and text chat.
The gifts are said to be made in honor of Lunar New Year, but authorities warn it may be a scam.
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning Alipay, WeChat Pay, and six other Chinese apps. The order raises the possibility that the apps could track Federal employees and “build dossiers of personal information,” calling the apps a threat to “the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the […]
A compliance executive who oversees markets and securities services at a top Wall Street bank said messaging apps have become more of a pressing issue in the past two or three years. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal policy freely. And while firms can warn people to […]
A judge said she’s unlikely to let the Trump administration implement its proposed WeChat ban while the case proceeds in court, Bloomberg reported Thursday. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said in a hearing that she probably won’t grant a stay of her previous order blocking the ban while the Department […]
Chevron Corporation has told its employees around the world to delete Tencent’s WeChat app from their work phones, describing it as a “non-compliant application” in a staff email seen by Bloomberg News. Any staff that don’t delete the Chinese social media and chat app will have their access to Chevron’s […]
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A federal judge on Saturday blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to institute a download ban on Chinese-owned social media app WeChat. The US Department of Commerce on Monday said it planned to challenge the judge’s order, Reuters reported. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California granted “the motion on the […]
The US Commerce Department issued an order prohibiting downloads or updates to the Chinese messaging app WeChat starting on Sunday. WeChat will also be rendered unusable to US users, as internet hosting services are disallowed from “enabling the functioning or optimisation of the mobile application in the US.” For many […]
The US Commerce Department said on Friday that it would prohibit downloads of TikTok and WeChat beginning September 20. The move comes after Oracle and TikTok announced a proposal for the enterprise tech giant to become TikTok’s “trusted technology provider” in the US. But experts say the move to ban […]
The Trump administration will ban the use of chat and payments app WeChat for users in the US beginning September 20. The ban is part of an order from the US Commerce Department that will prohibit new downloads and app updates of WeChat and video app TikTok over fears that […]
The United States government said it will ban the wildly popular smartphone app TikTok from September 20. The threat comes amid ongoing negotiations between TikTok’s parent firm ByteDance to sell the app’s US operations. President Trump has accused TikTok of being used to collect data on Americans for the Chinese […]
The US Commerce Department said it would ban US citizens from downloading TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday. The order bars Apple and Google from hosting the TikTok and WeChat apps on their US app storefronts. Apple and Google have not yet commented on the order. Sources told Reuters the ban […]
WeChat Users Alliance, a nonprofit organisation, filed a lawsuit on Friday in an attempt to thwart President Trump’s executive order to essentially ban the app, The Hill reported. Trump’s manoeuvre to block the Chinese messaging app is rooted in national security concerns, data collection worries, and foreign policy strain. The […]
President Donald Trump dismissed concerns that his executive order banning WeChat could hurt Apple’s iPhone sales. On Friday, a reporter asked Trump if he’s concerned about the ban’s potential harm to Apple’s business, to which the president replied, “Whatever.” The ban could force Apple to remove the app from its […]
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