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Trump's Executive Orders Hurt More Than TikTok and WeChat

1 month ago   |   By Wired

The president's latest actions against China may affect US tech firms, and Americans who communicate overseas through the social apps.
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Q&A: What's up with Trump's orders on TikTok and WeChat?

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

President Donald Trump has ordered sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular apps TikTok and WeChat, saying they are a threat to U.S. national security, foreign policy and the economy.
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As Trump bans WeChat, some in China turn to encrypted messaging app Signal

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

Signal isn't blocked by the Great Firewall, unlike other encrypted messaging apps including WhatsApp and Telegram.
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How Facebook, Apple, and Google have tried to copy WeChat, the massively popular Chinese messaging app that Trump is trying to ban

How Facebook, Apple, and Google have tried to copy WeChat, the massively popular Chinese messaging app that Trump is trying to ban

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

WeChat, which is the target of a new executive order from President Trump, served as somewhat of a blueprint for tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Apple when it comes to mobile messaging.
WeChat is a popular texting app that's used in China for many aspects of daily life, from making purchases to hailing a cab.
Following WeChat's growth in China, companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple began allowing third-party apps and services to plug into their own messaging platforms.
Facebook and Google, however, have since pivoted their messaging apps.
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Trump Swings Against TikTok, WeChat

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

President Trump signed executive orders against two popular China-based apps. Let me try to explain.
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Tencent and its hyper-popular messaging app WeChat have become Trump's latest target. Here's how the company became a $69 billion behemoth that has a stake in everything from 'Fortnite' to Hollywood blockbusters

Tencent and its hyper-popular messaging app WeChat have become Trump's latest target. Here's how the company became a $69 billion behemoth that has a stake in everything from 'Fortnite' to Hollywood blockbusters

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

An executive order issued Thursday night by President Donald Trump bars US companies and individuals from making any transaction with WeChat, a social media app owned by Chinese giant Tencent.
Tencent isn't a household name in the US, but it's one of the most valuable companies in the world and has a stake in everything from blockbuster films to gaming.
In fact, Tencent is the biggest video game company in the world. It owns US game studio Riot Game and has a substantial stake in Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite."
Run by billionaire Pony Ma, Tencent is now worth around $69 billion...
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President Trump is trying to ban WeChat, the wildly popular messaging app that people in China can't live without. Here's everything to know about the app

President Trump is trying to ban WeChat, the wildly popular messaging app that people in China can't live without. Here's everything to know about the app

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Trump has issued a new executive order targeting WeChat, the widely-used messaging app that drives daily life in China.
The order, citing security concerns, would go into effect in 45 days.
WeChat is the cornerstone of daily interactions and transactions in China, as it's used for everything from mobile payments to ride-hailing and playing games.
But reports have also uncovered how the app has been used to censor and surveil people both inside and outside of China.
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President Trump is continuing his assault on Chinese-owned tech...
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