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Report: ByteDance and Oracle Dispute Chinese Ownership of TikTok Global

A recent report shows that tensions between TikTok and its potential U.S. partner, Oracle, have risen as a debate over the ownership structure of the potential U.S.-based corporation continues. 0…

Democrats Promise Retaliation if Trump Fills Ginsburg Seat; Japan’s New Direction With Presidential Shift

In the United States, following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, democrats are threatening that if the Trump administration fills her vacant seat ahead of the November elections, they will expand the Supreme Court and pack it with their own judges. Democrat…

Chinese State Media Declare Victory on TikTok over Oracle, Walmart Deal

Chinese state media trumpeted this weekend’s tentative deal between China’s ByteDance and U.S. companies Oracle and Walmart for control over the social media platform TikTok as a major victory for the Chinese firm against “U.S. hegemonic suppression.” 0…

TikTok Parent Company ByteDance Disputes $5 Billion Government Fee in Deal with Oracle

TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, has emphasized that it will remain in control of the TikTok Global business which appears to contradict President Trump’s recent statement that the entity will be direct by Americans and pay a $5 billion fee to the U.S. government. 0…

Trump Approves TikTok Deal that Maintains Chinese Ownership

President Trump has approved a deal that would create a partnership between the Chinese app TikTok and Oracle and Walmart to manage TikTok’s operation in America. TikTok’s Chinese parent, ByteDance, will own a majority share of the company and maintain ownership of TikTok’s all-important algorithms. …

TikTok Staves Off Ban After Trump Gives Nod to Partnership Deal

President Donald Trump approved a partnership deal in principle that would allow TikTok to operate in the United States, even though it appeared to conflict with his initial order for China’s ByteDance to divest the video app. “I have given the deal my blessing,” Trump…
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Last-minute TikTok deal averts shutdown

President Donald Trump said Saturday he had approved a deal allowing Silicon Valley giant Oracle to become the data partner for TikTok to prevent a shutdown of the massively popular Chinese-owned video app that Washington has called a security risk. The deal, announced by the…

Chinese State Media: ‘Defiant’ TikTok Refuses to Sell Operations

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday praised “defiant” ByteDance, parent company of the video microblogging platform TikTok, for refusing to sell full control of the platform to an American company to avoid getting banned by the Trump administration. 0…

Report: President Trump to Block U.S. Downloads of TikTok by Sunday

A recent report by Reuters claims that the U.S. Commerce Department plans to block downloads of the Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat in the United States by Sunday, September 20. This claim, made by three sources, could indicate the Trump White House is not satisfied…
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Foreigners not as wanted as before in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Record job losses are testing Singapore’s openness to global talent, magnifying local unease with foreign job seekers that was already apparent before Covid-19 drove the wealthy city-state into its deepest-ever recession.   Under pressure to revive the economy and create jobs, policymakers are responding…

Chinese State Media Hails TikTok-Oracle Partnership Proposal

Chinese state media praised the proposed deal between TikTok creators ByteDance and Oracle Corporation on Tuesday, with the Communist Party’s Global Times saluting it as recognition for “the hard-won efforts of the Chinese company amid a lack of trust between the world’s two largest economies.”…

Senator Asks US to Reject TikTok-Oracle Deal, Saying it Allows for Chinese Regime Control

The United States should reject a proposed partnership between Oracle and TikTok that would allow for continued Chinese regime control over the app and consequently endanger American national interests, said Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.). Oracle reached a deal over the weekend with TikTok’s parent company…

Report: Oracle Beats Microsoft in Bid for TikTok

Oracle has won the bidding to take over the U.S. operations of the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, beating out Microsoft in a deal to allow the platform to continue operating in the United States. According to some sources familiar with the deal, it is…

Oracle Reportedly Wins TikTok Bid, After Microsoft Gets Rejection

WASHINGTON—TikTok, a video-sharing mobile application, reportedly accepted a bid from Oracle for its U.S. business, beating the other contender Microsoft. President Donald Trump earlier set a mid-September deadline for TikTok’s parent company ByteDance to sell its American operations. Microsoft Corp. on Sept. 13 confirmed in…
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Leaked Document, Staff at Chinese Tech Giant ByteDance Detail How Its Apps Collect Data and Promote CCP Content

Chinese tech companies have been documented to cooperate with Chinese authorities on censoring information and pushing Beijing’s propaganda messages. The extent to which properties owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance uses algorithms to promote the regime’s propaganda content to users was unveiled in an internal…

Oracle Enters the Fight to Buy TikTok

Tech giant Oracle, considered Google’s arch-enemy in Silicon Valley, has reportedly joined the race to purchase the U.S. operations of the Chinese-owned app TikTok. Microsoft had previously announced plans to negotiate a purchase of the social media company. 0…