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As TikTok already stores data in the USA or Singapore, the move to Oracle-provided infrastructure is unlikely to have any tangible impact on users. The (claimed) national security concerns will likely remain – if ByteDance retains a significant share in TikTok Global.
Five women have been sentenced to 2 years in jail in Egypt over their TikTok videos which the authorities have said are a violation of public morals.
In what seems to be a common occurrence, the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is once again in the headlines. A deal is being negotiated between TikTok’s parent company ByteDance and Microsoft.
Huawei’s dominance in 5G technologies and its efforts to establish an alliance in Asia and other developing countries raises the possibility that it might one day overtake the USA's tech giants.
Some African governments are starting to feel concerned about TikTok. In Egypt, Menna Abdel Aziz used social media to ask for protection after a sexual assault. She was arrested on various charges, including misusing social media.