Categories
Latest News

Trump’s TikTok download ban temporarily blocked by U.S. federal judge

Advertisement

TikTokSource: Android Central

What you need to know

  • A federal judge in Washington has granted a preliminary injunction to TikTok, temporarily blocking President Trump's ban on the video-sharing app.
  • Had the injunction not been granted, TikTok would have been removed from Apple and Google's app stores Sunday night.
  • However, the restrictions announced by the Commerce Department, which are set to go into effect on November 12, have not been blocked.

In what can be described as a big setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge in Washington has granted a preliminary injunction to TikTok, blocking the app's ban from Apple and Google's app stores in the U.S (via The Verge). However, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols hasn't blocked the restrictions on the app by the Commerce Department, which will go into effect on November 12.

President Donald Trump declared TikTok a "national emergency" on August 6 and said that the app would be banned in the country if the app's operations in the U.S. aren't sold to an American company. Trump issued another order on August 14, giving ByteDance 90 days to sell or spin off its business in the U.S. Earlier this month, Trump gave his "blessing" to a deal between Oracle and TikTok, which could create a new company called TikTok Global, based in the U.S.

Verizon is offering the Pixel 4a for just $10/mo on new Unlimited lines

Reacting to the ruling, the Commerce Department has issued a statement saying it would comply with the decision but strongly believes that the executive order is "fully consistent with the law and promotes legitimate national security interests."

TikTok spokeswoman Hilary McQuaide said in a statement that the company was pleased by the Judge's ruling and will continue to "defend its rights." She added:

Advertisement

At the same time, we will also maintain our ongoing dialogue with the government to turn our proposal, which the President gave his preliminary approval to last weekend, into an agreement.

FAQ: TikTok & WeChat ban — why it's happening and what it means for you

Google's giving up too much ground in the smart home fightGoogle's giving up too much ground in the smart home fight

Google's giving up too much ground in the smart home fight

We're in the thick of our fall launches, but after the tidal wave of new products from Amazon last week, Google's Launch Night In looks like it'll barely make a splash. That's not good, because Alexa and Ring are rapidly gaining on Assistant and Nest.

Luna is both a safe bet and Amazon's best idea in yearsLuna is both a safe bet and Amazon's best idea in years

Luna is both a safe bet and Amazon's best idea in years

Is "rolling your own" Netflix-style game library what we really want? Amazon thinks so.

Google's parent company settles shareholder lawsuit over sexual misconductGoogle's parent company settles shareholder lawsuit over sexual misconduct

Google's parent company settles shareholder lawsuit over sexual misconduct

Following sexual misconduct reports from 2018, Google has settled a shareholder lawsuit and announced major changes to how the company operates in these regards — including no severance packages for employees fired over sexual misconduct.

Spice up your smartphone or tablet with the best icon packs for AndroidSpice up your smartphone or tablet with the best icon packs for Android

Spice up your smartphone or tablet with the best icon packs for Android

Being able to customize your device is fantastic as it helps to make your device even more of "your own". With the power of Android, you can use third-party launchers to add custom icon themes and these are just some of our favorites.

Original Article

Advertisement

Leave a Reply

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