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Biden rescinds Trump orders banning TikTok, WeChat, other apps

June 9, 2021 at 8:30 AM
President Biden on Wednesday rescinded three Trump administration executive orders crafted to ban TikTok, WeChat, Alipay and seven other applications over concerns the China-based app developers had access to sensitive data on U.S. citizens. By revoking the Trump orders -- two of which were issued in August 2020, the last of which was in January -- the Biden administration claims it will be better positioned to address the national security threat posed by some software-enabled applications such as those owned...

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