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Trump Signs Order Banning Alipay and Other Chinese Apps

Trump Signs Order Banning Alipay and Other Chinese Apps

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandWASHINGTON—President Trump signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese-connected apps, including the Alipay payment platform owned by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co.The order also bans transactions with the WeChat Pay app owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., along with six other apps.The order, which was signed on Tuesday, takes effect in 45 days, after Mr. Trump leaves office. It instructs Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to evaluate other apps that could pose a national security threat, and calls on the...

Jan 6
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Facebook Hit With Antitrust Lawsuits by FTC, State Attorneys General

Facebook Hit With Antitrust Lawsuits by FTC, State Attorneys General

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandWASHINGTON—The Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan group of 46 states filed broad antitrust lawsuits against Facebook Inc. on Wednesday, alleging the social-media giant engaged in a yearslong campaign to buy up or freeze out nascent technology companies that one day might have become rivals.The FTC’s case is its most ambitious in recent memory and seeks to unwind Facebook’s prior acquisitions of the photo-sharing app Instagram and messaging service WhatsApp. It comes just weeks after targeting Google’s flagship search business. Each federal...

Dec 10
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U.S. Backs Down on TikTok

U.S. Backs Down on TikTok

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandWASHINGTON—The Commerce Department said Thursday it wouldn’t enforce its order that would have effectively forced the Chinese-owned TikTok video-sharing app to shut down, in the latest sign of trouble for the Trump administration’s efforts to turn it into a U.S. company. The Commerce Department’s action delayed implementation of an order, set to take effect on Thursday, that would have barred companies from providing internet-hosting or content-delivery services to TikTok—moves that would effectively make it inoperable in...To Read the Full...

Nov 13
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WSJ News Exclusive | Google Resists Demands From States in Digital-Ad Probe

WSJ News Exclusive | Google Resists Demands From States in Digital-Ad Probe

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information servicesDow JonesNews CorpWASHINGTON—Google is resisting efforts to surrender emails, text messages and other documents sought by state investigators probing possible anticompetitive practices, according to records and interviews. Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., also hasn’t agreed to a waiver that would give the coalition of state attorneys general access to documents obtained by the Justice Department for its own probe, according to a person familiar with the...

February 22, 2020
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