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'Correct The Mistakes': China 'Resolutely Opposes' Ban On 118 Mobile Apps Including PUBG

Sep 03, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

China's Commerce Ministry said Beijing is seriously concerned and 'resolutely opposes the Indian government's move to ban 118 Chinese mobile apps.

World's Largest Retailer Walmart Joins Microsoft In Bid To Buy TikTok In US

Aug 28, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

Walmart said in a statement that a deal with Microsoft and TikTok could help it expand its advertising business and reach more shoppers.

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer Resigns, Says ‘Political Environment Has Sharply Changed’

His resignation comes after US President Donald Trump ordered a ban on TikTok, unless parent company Bytedance sells its US operations to an American company within 90 days.

Donald Trump Signs Executive Orders Banning TikTok, WeChat In 45 Days

Aug 07, 2020 PTI

India was the first country to ban TikTok and WeChat, citing national security concerns. India has banned as many as 106 Chinese apps, a move welcomed by both the Trump administration and the US lawmakers.

US Should Get 'A Very Large Percentage' Of TikTok Sale Proceeds: Trump After Setting Sept 15 Deadline For Ban

Trump said that TikTok will close down on September 15, unless Microsoft or somebody else is able to buy it and work out an appropriate deal.

03 August, 2020

Microsoft Confirms It's In Talks With China's ByteDance To Buy US Arm Of TikTok


A federal committee has been reviewing whether Donald Trump could ban TikTok in the US. Its members agree that TikTok cannot remain in the US in its current form.

01 August, 2020

US 'May Be Banning' TikTok App, Says Trump Amid Reports Of Takeover By Microsoft

Associated Press (AP)

Trump's comments came after published reports that the administration is planning to order China's ByteDance to sell TikTok.

21 July, 2020

Pakistan Warns TikTok For 'Vulgar' Content, Blocks Bigo Live App

Associated Press (AP)

The move was promptly decried by Pakistani rights activists who saw it as a potential precursor to an even greater censorship in this conservative Muslim nation.

19 July, 2020

India's TikTok Ban A Blow To Music Discovery And Independent Artists

Aranyaka Verma

While some argue that Gen-Z’s need for short-form video content can be met by homegrown alternatives, it will be hard to match the success of TikTok in terms of user engagement.

16 July, 2020

TikTok’s Shifting Of Headquarters Out Of China Will Make It No Less Predatory

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

India urgently needs to create a Committee on Foreign Digital Assets to ensure that we do not get exposed to companies that slip in by merely relocating their headquarters, while continuing to be under direct or indirect influence of nations that may be inimical to India’s interest.

16 July, 2020

Decision on TikTok 'Within Weeks, Not Months', Says White House As Calls For App Ban Amplify

Outlook Web Bureau

The move to ban TikTok in the US has suddenly gained momentum after India's decision in this regard last month.


09 July, 2020

Indian Army Bans 89 Apps For Its Personnel, Including Facebook, Instagram


The decision has apparently been taken in order to stop sensitive information from going out of the country.

07 July, 2020

After India, US Looking At Banning TikTok, Other Chinese Apps


Pompeo said people should only download the app 'if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.'

07 July, 2020

TikTok To Leave Hong Kong As Security Law Raises Worries

Associated Press (AP)

TikTok's departure from Hong Kong comes as various social media platforms and messaging apps balk at the possibility of providing user data to Hong Kong authorities.

02 July, 2020

TikTok's Parent Company May Lose $6 Billion As Indian Govt Bans Chinese Apps

Outlook Web Bureau

In the past few years, Byte Dance, parent company of TikTok, had invested more than USD 1 billion in the Indian market, and the ban could virtually halt its business here.

02 July, 2020

Silicon Valley Wants US To Follow India In Banning Chinese App TikTok: Expert


Last December, the US Army banned the use of TikTok by its soldiers. It called the app a security threat. The US navy has enforced similar restrictions.

02 July, 2020

Banning Chinese Apps Was A ‘Digital Strike’: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Outlook Web Bureau

“We banned Chinese apps to protect data of countrymen, it was a digital strike,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.


01 July, 2020

'Will Boost India’s Integrity’: US Welcomes India's Decision To Ban Chinese Apps


'India’s clean app approach will boost India's sovereignty. It will also boost India's integrity and national security,' Mike Pompeo said.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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