The U.S. Is Banning TikTok Downloads Starting Sunday. Here’s What We Know.

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As we all have heard previously, there have been a few raising concerns regarding the well known social media platform TikTok. It has been announced starting Sunday, that the app along with WeChat, will be blocked from the app store.

So what does this mean?

Well, individuals who already have both apps downloaded onto their phones will still be able to use the apps; however, update versions will be prohibited and after this Sunday, users will not be able to download either TikTok or WeChat.

“The only real change as of Sunday night will be [TikTok users] won’t have access to improved apps, updated apps, upgraded apps or maintenance,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday morning on Fox Business.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Many security experts also have concerns regarding the owners of TikTok, ByteDance Ltd., who could maintain access to information on 100 million TikTok accounts across the U.S.

As of recently, California tech giant Oracle, announced their confirmation regarding taking over U.S. operations of TikTok, specifically as “TikTok’s trusted technology provider.”

However, it’s currently unclear what assets Oracle would have under their control.

So, as for now, that is all we know. Are you upset about TikTok being banned?

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