October 7, 2022

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White House targets Chinese-owned TikTok, encouraging ‘grandpa’ Microsoft to buy it

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TikTok is under intense political scrutiny. The U.S. Department of Justice has expressed concerns that the video-streaming app’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, may be sharing user data with the Chinese government. Now tech giant Microsoft says it’s interested in purchasing TikTok — an idea President Trump says he supports. Nick Schifrin talks to cybersecurity expert Samm Sacks of New America.

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