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Trump's TikTok ruling could see China take revenge on Apple

Added 08-04-20 07:31:02am EST - “Fears have been raised that President Trump's TikTok ruling could see China take revenge on Apple. Trump said he would ban the app in the US unless ...” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “Revenge on Apple could be China's response to TikTok ruling - 9to5Mac”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Fears have been raised that President Trump’s TikTok ruling – banning the app in the United States unless US operations are bought by an American company – could see China take revenge on Apple.

Two government-backed Chinese newspapers have both suggested that the White House ruling is unacceptable, and demands a response …

Concerns had long been expressed in some quarters Chinese app with access to personal data proving to be one of the most popular apps in the US. TikTok insisted that the data of American users is stored only on US servers, and security experts said the only real risk was the platform being used for propaganda.

Things stepped up just under a month ago when the White House first revealed that it was considering the possibility of banning TikTok and other Chinese apps in the US. A subsequent report suggested that Microsoft might buy the US TikTok business, and this plan was yesterday confirmed by both Trump and Microsoft.

Reuters reports two Chinese papers backed by the government raising the prospect of some kind of retaliation against the operations of US companies in the country.

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