The Clock Is Ticking On Tik Tok.


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Former President Donald Trump signed an executive order that attempted to block TikTok, WeChat, and Alipay from app stores, citing potential threats to the American people's privacy, President Joe Biden revoked the executive orders and offered guidelines for investigating apps that could potentially compromise national security.

"The administration is committed to promoting an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet and to protecting human rights online and offline, and to supporting a vibrant global digital economy,” a senior administration official said. "The challenge that we’re addressing with this EO is that certain countries, including China, do not share these commitments or values and are instead working to leverage digital technologies and American data in ways that present unacceptable national security risk."

Biden's order calls on federal agencies, into investigations on how Americans can be protected from the collection and sale of personal information to foreign entities.


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