Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 April 2021)

Other Developments The United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that Facebook’s purchase of Giphy would substantially lessen competition and is giving the companies the opportunity to respond to this finding before the CMA moves on to the next phase of its investigation. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is also looking at … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 April 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 February 2021)

Further Reading “India cuts internet around New Delhi as protesting farmers clash with police” By Esha Mitra and Julia Hollingsworth — CNN; “Twitter Temporarily Blocked Accounts Critical Of The Indian Government” By Pranav Dixit — BuzzFeed News. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government again shut down the internet as a way of managing unrest or discontent … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (16 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (4 January 2021)

Further Reading “Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Viewed Some of Its Source Code” By Nicole Perlroth — The New York Times. The Sluzhba vneshney razvedki Rossiyskoy Federatsii’s (SVR) hack keeps growing and growing with Microsoft admitting its source code was viewed through an employee account. It may be that authorized Microsoft resellers were one of the … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (4 January 2021)

TikTok Deal Struck And WeChat Wins Injunction

A TikTok deal may be taking shape even though there are indications the details have not been hammered out entirely. A federal court blocked implementation of the WeChat ban. Over the weekend with the 20 September effective dates looming on the TikTok and WeChat notices, there were separate developments that delayed implementation of the bans … Continue reading TikTok Deal Struck And WeChat Wins Injunction

Uncertainty As Deadlines Approach On TikTok and WeChat EOs

It is still not clear how matters will play out with a proposed Oracle/TikTok deal and the ban on WeChat (and possibly TikTok if an acceptable deal cannot be made.) Today, the Trump Administration issued orders barring TikTok and WeChat pursuant to executive orders issued an “Executive Order on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok” … Continue reading Uncertainty As Deadlines Approach On TikTok and WeChat EOs

U.S. Orders ByteDance To Unwind Deal That Created TikTok

The Trump Administration ups the ante with TikTok and orders its parent to divest the app that formed the core of the popular short video sharing platform. In an order issued late last week, the Trump Administration completed its retrospective review of ByteDance’s acquisition of the app Musical.ly that became TikTok. The decision on whether … Continue reading U.S. Orders ByteDance To Unwind Deal That Created TikTok

White House Issues TikTok and WeChat Executive Orders

The Trump Administration ups the ante again with the PRC through the issuance of directives to ban TikTok and WeChat.   President Donald Trump and the White House acted against two popular applications from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on account of purported national security issues created by Americans downloading and using them. The … Continue reading White House Issues TikTok and WeChat Executive Orders