Facebook Shuts Accounts It Says Were Run From China, Posting About 2020 ElectionFacebook on Tuesday said it had shut down more than 150 fake accounts it determined were run from China that including accounts posting about November's US presidential election.
WeChat: Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration WeChat Ban; Govt. Offered 'Scant Little Evidence' Ban Addressed National Security Concerns A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction blocking the ban on U.S. downloads of WeChat and other functions from going into force as scheduled by order of President Donald Trump on Sunday night.
Bay Area Families Could Lose Contact With Relatives In China If WeChat BannedMillions of users of the WeChat social media and messaging platform are bracing for the possible Sunday shut down the app, fearing it will effectively sever lines of communication with family and friends in China.
Feds Tell Apple, Google To Halt TikTok, WeChat App Downloads On SundayThe Commerce Department plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat in the popular app stores of Silicon Valley giants Apple and Google starting on Sunday.
TikTok Deal: ByteDance To Remain Majority Owner, Oracle To Host User DataTikTok's Chinese parent company, ByteDance, will continue to be a majority shareholder in the short-form video app under a proposed deal with Oracle being reviewed by the Trump administration.
TikTok Owner Picks Bay Area Based Oracle Over Microsoft As U.S Tech PartnerThe owner of TikTok has chosen San Francisco Bay Area-based Oracle over Microsoft as the American tech partner that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.
San Francisco FBI Helping Fight Foreign Interference in ElectionThe San Francisco Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Thursday it’s providing additional information to combat foreign interference in the 2020 election.
Twitter's Rumored Interest In Buying TikTok Sparks Stock RallyTwitter shares rose as much as 5% Monday after it reportedly held preliminary talks with TikTok.
Northern California Agriculture Experts Warn About Strange Seeds Received In MailThe weird seed phenomenon happening across the country is growing in Northern California, with regional agricultural leaders sounding the alarm about strange seeds being sent to people’s homes.
Bay Area Woman Targeted in Nationwide Scam Involving Seeds Mailed From ChinaA Bay Area woman said Thursday she has become a victim of the new "brushing scam," involving mysterious packets of seeds sent from China.
TikTok Reportedly Could Be Sold To American Investors To Avert US BanUS investors are reportedly considering buying the video sharing app from Chinese parent company ByteDance in an effort to save TikTok's sizeable foothold in America.
Silicon Valley Pours Billions Into India As U.S.-China Tensions RiseLeading Silicon Valley Internet companies have been largely shut out of China for years but, in 2020, the biggest names in U.S. tech have invested around $17 billion in India.
Wells Fargo Tells Employees To Delete TikTok From Company DevicesWells Fargo has banned the social media app TikTok from company devices amid what it says are concerns about security.
Amazon Tells Employees To Delete TikTok Immediately—Then Takes It BackAmazon made waves on Friday by ordering employees to remove TikTok from their devices, only to announce hours later that the directive had been sent by mistake.
Facing US Scrutiny, TikTok May Undergo Corporate Changes To Distance From ChinaThe short-form video app TikTok could soon see a shakeup of its corporate structure as it confronts mounting criticism from politicians in the US over ties to its Chinese parent company.