Categories
Latest News

TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration as soon as today, August 11

Advertisement

TikTok logoSource: TikTok

What you need to know

  • TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration.
  • It will file a suit in response to the executive order announced by the Trump administration.
  • The app is currently set to be effectively banned in the next 45 days.

TikTok may sue the Trump administration to try and save its business in the United States as soon as today, August 11.

Reported by NPR, the company plans to file a federal lawsuit as soon as Tuesday, according to a person directly involved in the suit but that was not authorized to speak on behalf of the company. TikTok had announced that it would take legal action over the weekend after President Trump announced the executive order.

The source also said that the suit will be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, where TikTok's headquarters in the United States are located. According to the source, TikTok will challenge the factual basis or the executive order.

"It's based on pure speculation and conjecture," the source said. "The order has no findings of fact, just reiterates rhetoric about China that has been kicking around."

White House spokesperson Judd Deere defended the executive order and reiterated the administration's belief that TikTok poses a cybersecurity threat.

The White House declined to comment on the expected litigation but defended the president's executive order. "The Administration is committed to protecting the American people from all cyber related threats to critical infrastructure, public health and safety, and our economic and national security," according to White House spokesman Judd Deere.

Advertisement

If the ban goes through the app could be removed from Apple and Google's app stores, a fatal blow to any smartphone app right now.

A deal between Huawei and Qualcomm can create more problems than it solvesA deal between Huawei and Qualcomm can create more problems than it solves

A deal between Huawei and Qualcomm can create more problems than it solves

Huawei wants to sell phones but its placement on the Entity List makes that difficult. Qualcomm is ready to save the day, but that's bad news for the whole industry.

Beat Racer dazzles with an incredible soundtrack and addicting gameplayBeat Racer dazzles with an incredible soundtrack and addicting gameplay

Beat Racer dazzles with an incredible soundtrack and addicting gameplay

This week's game highlight comes thumping in with some awesome music. Beat Racer is a fun runner title with fantastic visuals, an ear-pleasing electronic soundtrack, and addicting gameplay.

Advertisement

Google Pixel 4a review: The best camera under $400 is a perfect 2020 phoneGoogle Pixel 4a review: The best camera under $400 is a perfect 2020 phone

Google Pixel 4a review: The best camera under $400 is a perfect 2020 phone

It turns out Google's "less is more" approach really fits well within the constraints of a less-expensive phone, and its strengths in software and camera processing stand out against less-refined competition. The Pixel 4a picks up right where the 3a left off, with better specs, the same great camera, and a $50 lower price.

Get the most out of these smart devices and services with Google AssistantGet the most out of these smart devices and services with Google Assistant

Get the most out of these smart devices and services with Google Assistant

The Google Assistant is the most useful smart voice assistant for getting your questions answered and keeping track of your digital life, but it's also great at helping you control your smart home devices and services.

Original Article

Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *