Judge to hold hearing Sunday on Trump administration’s TikTok download ban

James Martin/CNET A federal judge is expected to decide on Sunday morning whether to allow the US government to ban new downloads of TikTok in the Apple and Google app stores. The ban would take effect later that same day at 11:59 p.m. ET unless it’s blocked. The US Justice Department had until Friday to […]

New to TikTok: Trump’s looming ban prompts some to download the app

TikTok has more than 100 million users in the US. Angela Lang/CNET Luna Flesher had considered downloading TikTok but worried about the security of the short-form video app. Plus, the 46-year-old thought the app, famous for dance-offs and lip syncing, was for teens....

China prefers US shutdown of TikTok over forced sale, report says

Chinese tech company ByteDance owns short-form video app TikTok. Getty Images Chinese officials would rather see the short-form video TikTok shut down in the US instead of a forced sale of TikTok’s US operations by its parent company ByteDance, Reuters reported...