TikTok and privacy: What's the problem? Perhaps the video-sharing app gathers too much data

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TikTok says it keeps users data in the United States and Singapore and won't hand it over to the Chinese government.
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Microsoft Could Shell out as Much as $30 Billion for TikTok
Microsoft Could Shell out as Much as $30 Billion for TikTok CNBC reports that the deal between TikTok and Microsoft could be completed within three weeks, well ahead of the Sept. 15 deadline. Transferring TikTok's code from China to the U.S. is a massive undertaking. Microsoft has predicted it could complete the task within a year. President Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, is reportedly "deeply involved" in the acquisition process. Trump has gone as far as to suggest that the U.S. Treasury Department should receive a cut of the deal. The legality or possibility of Trump's suggestion is unclear. Owned by China-based parent company ByteDance, TikTok has been accused by the Trump administration of collecting the data of American users. Trump has threatened to ban the popular app if a deal is not reached with an American company by Sept. 15.

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A more comprehensive ban remains scheduled for November, about a week after the presidential election.
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The earlier ban on usage of the app remains in place for early November
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The case described by some as a "David versus Goliath battle" has stirred up debate in Singapore.
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