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Tag Archives: WeChat

US court halts ban on WeChat

NEW YORK: A US judge on Sunday blocked the government’s ban on WeChat downloads, hours before it was due to take effect in an ongoing technology and espionage battle between Washington and Beijing. The Trump administration had ordered a ban on downloads of the messaging platform WeChat as well as ...

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U.S. businesses in China face uncertainty after WeChat bans

HONG KONG: As Tencent assesses how its business might be impacted by a U.S. decision to ban its messenger app WeChat in the country, American companies in China may become unintended casualties due to their heavy reliance on the app, experts said. U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled sweeping bans on ...

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India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps over ‘security’ concerns

NEW DELHI: India banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns two weeks after a deadly Himalayan border clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Relations between the world’s two most populous nations have been strained following the deaths of 20 Indian ...

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TikTok’s owner launches Flipchat messaging app

LONDON: As TikTok continues to dominate app download charts, its parent company, ByteDance, is looking to extend its reach even further. ByteDance launched a new messaging-focused app, as reported by TechCrunch. Feiliao, or Flipchat in English, is a messenger app that encourages users to form and join chat groups based ...

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