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TikTok files last-minute lawsuit against Trump administration to stave off looming ban

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

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TikTok and parent company ByteDance filed a lawsuit late Friday against the Trump administration to try to fend off a ban on new downloads of the app set to take effect Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported .
TikTok says in the lawsuit that the Trump administration's decision to ban new downloads of the app, announced Friday , violates free speech protections. The administration, which includes the Commerce Department, “took this extraordinary action of prohibiting a popular communication and information-sharing platform without affording its...
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TikTok sues Trump again, after his decision on banning downloads of the app - CNET

TikTok sues Trump again, after his decision on banning downloads of the app - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

TikTok and parent company ByteDance say the ban, which is set to kick in Sunday, ignores due process and free speech.
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AC Podcast 492: TikTok/WeChat Ban; LG Wing; Pixel 5s; PS5

AC Podcast 492: TikTok/WeChat Ban; LG Wing; Pixel 5s; PS5

1 month ago   |   By Android Central

Daniel and Jerry are joined by Alex Dobie and Joe Maring to make sense of the impending TikTok and WeChat bans in the U.S. The crew also preview the LG Wing and discuss Apple's recent Watch and iPad announcements in comparison to Android-compatible watches and the Galaxy Tab S7.
Alex also reports on the rumored Pixel 5s. Plus, the next-gen consoles are coming into focus with pricing and release dates for PS5 and Xbox.
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WeChat and TikTok see US downloads climb ahead of Trump administration ban

WeChat and TikTok see US downloads climb ahead of Trump administration ban

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Messaging app WeChat had its biggest one-day download numbers in nearly two years on Friday, ahead of a ban on new downloads from the US Commerce Department expected to take effect tomorrow. Preliminary data from analytics platform Sensor Tower showed Chinese-based WeChat had 10,000 installs in the US Friday, a 150 percent increase from Thursday and a 233 percent week-over-week increase. That's the largest number of WeChat installs in the US in one day since October 7th, 2019.
Video platform TikTok, also facing a US ban, saw its downloads increase...
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