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The Trump administration had contended that WeChat and TikTok pose national security concerns(Reuters File Photo )

US Justice Department seeks to delay appeals on WeChat, TikTok restrictions

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 07:07 AM IST
The Justice Department said on Thursday it "plans to conduct an evaluation of the underlying record justifying those prohibitions" to determine whether they are warranted by the national security threat Trump described.
Government agencies will remain highly vigilant against risks from private funds, online lending and apartment renting platforms amid the coronavirus outbreak.(Reuters file photo)
Government agencies will remain highly vigilant against risks from private funds, online lending and apartment renting platforms amid the coronavirus outbreak.(Reuters file photo)

China vows to strengthen anti-monopoly legal actions in 2021

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 01:19 PM IST
The authorities urged Internet platforms to regulate businesses according to laws.
The move by Trump comes after previous executive orders aimed at banning TikTok, which is owned by China-based ByteDance, were derailed by court rulings indicating Trump overstepped his legal authority.(Reuters File Photo)
The move by Trump comes after previous executive orders aimed at banning TikTok, which is owned by China-based ByteDance, were derailed by court rulings indicating Trump overstepped his legal authority.(Reuters File Photo)

Donald Trump orders ban on WeChat Pay and other ‘Chinese’ apps

San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:09 AM IST
The apps targeted by the new ban were chosen because of the extremely high number of downloads, which meant tens of millions of users could be at risk of having their data harnessed, according to the administration official.
The government 43 mobile applications for Indian users on Tuesday. (File Photo )
The government 43 mobile applications for Indian users on Tuesday. (File Photo )

Govt bans 43 mobile apps for ‘engaging in activities prejudicial to integrity of India’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Earlier this year on June 29, the government had blocked access to 59 mobile apps and 118 more apps on September 2 under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
Its implementation comes just a day after the US Commerce Department stepped up the pressure by ordering a ban on downloads of video app TikTok and effectively blocking use of WeChat, the Chinese super-app.(Reuters file photo)
Its implementation comes just a day after the US Commerce Department stepped up the pressure by ordering a ban on downloads of video app TikTok and effectively blocking use of WeChat, the Chinese super-app.(Reuters file photo)

China launches sanctions regime after US moves on TikTok, WeChat

Shanghai | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:48 PM IST
China’s long-expected “unreliable entities list” is seen as a weapon for Beijing to retaliate against the United States, which has used its own “entity list” to shut Chinese telecom giant Huawei out of the US market, while also moving against TikTok and WeChat.
The action is the Trump administration’s latest attempt to counter the influence of China.(AP file photo)
The action is the Trump administration’s latest attempt to counter the influence of China.(AP file photo)

WeChat use, TikTok downloads in United States to be banned

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 01:31 AM IST
The two apps will not be available for downloads or upgrades from Google and Apple stores from Sunday, the US Commerce Department said in an order that cited national security and data privacy concerns.
Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing.(AP File)
Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing.(AP File)

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores citing security risk

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 08:57 PM IST
The move comes close on the heels of India’s ban of the two apps along with 57 others following border clashes with China; 118 more have since been added to India’s ban list.
PUBG, which stands for Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, is an online multi-player game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, which is a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole.(PUBG screenshot)
PUBG, which stands for Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, is an online multi-player game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, which is a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole.(PUBG screenshot)

India bans PUBG, 117 other mobile apps: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:52 PM IST
Today’s move follows an earlier ban announced on 59 and 47 mobile apps in June and July respectively.
The jockeying by Microsoft Corp. and possibly other U.S. companies to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations shines a harsh light on how domestic technology giants are falling behind on innovation in social media and other areas of opportunity.(File photo for representation)
The jockeying by Microsoft Corp. and possibly other U.S. companies to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations shines a harsh light on how domestic technology giants are falling behind on innovation in social media and other areas of opportunity.(File photo for representation)

TikTok and WeChat expose big tech’s lack of innovation | Opinion

Bloomberg | By Tae Kim
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 05:30 PM IST
Both ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok and Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat are living on borrowed time in the U.S. after President Donald Trump signed executive orders last week effectively banning the apps after 45 days.
Along with agricultural purchases and the dollar-yuan exchange rate, Chinese officials intend to bring up Trump’s prospective bans on transactions with the two apps on national security grounds, the people said without elaborating about what China hopes to achieve by doing so.(Reuters)
Along with agricultural purchases and the dollar-yuan exchange rate, Chinese officials intend to bring up Trump’s prospective bans on transactions with the two apps on national security grounds, the people said without elaborating about what China hopes to achieve by doing so.(Reuters)

China to bring up WeChat, TikTok in next US trade talks

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 05:15 PM IST
A virtual meeting will likely take place as soon as this week though a date hasn’t been finalized, according to people familiar with preparations for the talks who asked not to be named.
The messenger app WeChat and short-video app TikTok are seen near China and US flags.(REUTERS)
The messenger app WeChat and short-video app TikTok are seen near China and US flags.(REUTERS)

Hegemonic US will taste bitter fruit of self-interest, says China after TikTok, WeChat targeted by Washington

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 03:19 PM IST
Trump on Thursday signed executive orders targeting the short-video sharing platform TikTok, owned by Beiijing-based ByteDance, and the messaging service WeChat - owned by the Tencent conglomerate.
The ban orders for the Chinese apps and their clones are among a string of economic measures unveiled by the Indian government in the wake of the months-old border standoff between the two countries.(HT Tech)
The ban orders for the Chinese apps and their clones are among a string of economic measures unveiled by the Indian government in the wake of the months-old border standoff between the two countries.(HT Tech)

After India’s fresh ban on apps, China says will take measures to safeguard interests of its companies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 01:31 PM IST
India’s June 29 ban on 59 mobile apps with Chinese background, including WeChat, “severely damaged the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies”, Chinese embassy spokesperson Ji Rong said in a statement.
The apps banned by the army are not limited to the 59 Chinese mobile applications banned by the government. The Chinese apps earlier banned are Club Factory, SHAREit, Likee, Mi Video Call (Xiaomi), Weibo, Baidu and Bigo Live.(REUTERS)
The apps banned by the army are not limited to the 59 Chinese mobile applications banned by the government. The Chinese apps earlier banned are Club Factory, SHAREit, Likee, Mi Video Call (Xiaomi), Weibo, Baidu and Bigo Live.(REUTERS)

Army directs soldiers to delete 89 apps over security concerns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 12:44 AM IST
The apps that are of bounds for the India Army now include WeChat, Viber, Zoom, Vigo Video, Cam Scanner and gaming app PUBG.
India banned 59 Chinese mobile applications, including ByteDance’s TikTok and Tencent’s WeChat, on Monday.(Reuters File Photo)
India banned 59 Chinese mobile applications, including ByteDance’s TikTok and Tencent’s WeChat, on Monday.(Reuters File Photo)

India’s decision to ban TikTok, WeChat and others becomes trending topic on social media in China

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 02:19 PM IST
The decision by New Delhi to ban Chinese apps comes days after popular Chinese social media app WeChat–also banned by India–removed updates by the embassy of India (EoI) on the current border conflict.
Weibo and WeChat, China’s wildly popular mobile phone app, have become channels for criticism, and questioning the authorities on the handling of the rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis.(REUTERS File Photo)
Weibo and WeChat, China’s wildly popular mobile phone app, have become channels for criticism, and questioning the authorities on the handling of the rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis.(REUTERS File Photo)

Chinese get a rare window to censure local officials on Coronavirus crisis

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 01:04 AM IST
Users have Weibo and WeChat have openly asked about the resignation of the Wuhan mayor for slow response to the coronavirus epidemic.
The platform, launched on Wednesday, comes as Beijing steps up efforts to police the internet, especially social media used by people to discuss politics and other sensitive subjects, despite stringent censorship.(AFP)
The platform, launched on Wednesday, comes as Beijing steps up efforts to police the internet, especially social media used by people to discuss politics and other sensitive subjects, despite stringent censorship.(AFP)

China launches platform to stamp out ‘online rumours’

Beijing | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2018 12:32 PM IST
Chinese laws dictate that rumour-mongers could be charged with defamation, and they face up to seven years in prison.
Representative image
Representative image

China’s WeChat blocks ‘shady’ sugar daddy service

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 11:32 PM IST
It became one of the most downloaded applications in three days earlier this week following which it came under critical scrutiny from state media.
WeChat was linked to millions of jobs in 2017.(AFP File Photo)
WeChat was linked to millions of jobs in 2017.(AFP File Photo)

China’s messaging app WeChat blocked 500 mn messages to stop fake news

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:53 PM IST
WeChat is one of the largest standalone messaging apps in China by monthly active users, counted at more than 963 million monthly.
US President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods have roused some nationalist sentiment in the world's second largest economy, where consumers have a long track record of spurning foreign products when political nerves are frayed.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods have roused some nationalist sentiment in the world's second largest economy, where consumers have a long track record of spurning foreign products when political nerves are frayed.(AFP)

Chinese urged to boycott US firms amid tariff war, but Big Mac fans unconvinced

Agence France-Presse, Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 11:16 AM IST
In response to US tariffs, appeals to shun McDonald’s, KFC and Apple’s iPhone have appeared on the popular WeChat messaging app and the Weibo microblogging website in China.
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