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  1. Nov 2020
    1. TikTok got extension for 15 days.

      ||Pavlina|| Let us update our TikTok survey.

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  2. Sep 2020
    1. New developements on TikTok saga: US court banned President Trump's executive order on banning TikTok.

      ||djordjej|| Pogledaj referencu za websites. ||AndrijanaG||

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    1. The main elements are:

      • Oracle and WallMart gets 20% of TikTok
      • All TikTok data of the US users will be kept at Oracle servers in the USA.
      • there is unclear commitment of USD 5 billion in educational fund
      • TikTok retains control of the algorithms and the code.

      USA introduces principle of data-localisaiton via Tik-Tok ruling which is against their free flow of data policy.

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    1. He had threatened to ban the app on security grounds unless a sale was agreed with a US company by the middle of September.The two main US investors, Oracle and Walmart, have said they will be taking a combined 20% stake in TikTok Global.

      Have facts about TikTok saga

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    1. "As part of this proposal, Oracle will become our trusted technology provider, responsible for hosting all US user data and securing associated computer systems to ensure US national security requirements are fully satisfied," TikTok said. "We are currently working with Wal-Mart on a commercial partnership as well. Both companies will take part in a TikTok Global pre-IPO financing round in which they can take up to a 20% cumulative stake in the company. We will also maintain and expand TikTok Global's headquarters in the US, while bringing 25,000 jobs across the country."

      Summary of TikTok deal

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    1. It's been reported that China would rather TikTok be closed down than be forced to sell to the US.

      It is interesting that China introduced new law blocking this type of acquistions.

    2. WeChat will effectively shut down in the US on Sunday, but people will still be able to use TikTok until 12 November, when it could also be fully banned.

      this is the key difference for coverage of this trend.

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    1. Tik-tok crisis maybe resolved around Oracle soluton. Tik-tok will keep users data in the USA and addreess President Trump concern.

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    1. Article argues a few points:

      • multistakeholder approach is part of the US hegemonic digital policy.
      • US as digital hegemon can change rules of digital governance as it started doing with Tik-Tok, WeChat and Huawei.
      • By banning Chinese companies, USA is creating splinternet where the USA may have more power but in the less policy space.
      • By exercising its power in this way, the USA is undermining its hegemonic power.
      • The highest power is based on interdependence and central position in interdependent policy space as the USA had for long time.

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  3. Aug 2020
    1. The big unfriending

      On impact of banning WeChat on China and USA.

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    1. The following day, the Senate passed a bill banning TikTok from government-issued phones, and Trump signed executive orders stating that TikTok would be barred from operating in the United States in forty-five days unless it was sold to an American buyer.

      two actions against TikTok by the US Senate and the President.

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    1. lessarbitraryandcounter-productive.

      A problem with US approach to TikTok is that it is very arbitrary

    2. TrumpianTikTok

      Simple analysis of TikTok challenge

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    1. This data collection threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information — potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.

      Is this real threat for the USA?

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  4. Jul 2020
    1. The company had been hopeful of gaining concessions for a headquarters building in London but will now look at rival cities with Dublin, where several staff are already located, understood to be a leading contender.

      Important for our course on digital technology ||VladaR|| ||Jovan||

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    1. India’s obsession with TikTok

      Start-article

    2. up.

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    3. India is TikTok’s biggest foreignmarket by far, but the app’s earnings in In-dia are relatively paltry.

      How big numbers don't often correlate with earnings. Also a test annotation for ||Jovan||

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    1. TikTok, the hugely popular video platform owned by Chinese tech giant Bytedance, has an estimated 120 million users in India, making the country one of its biggest markets.

      Is ||MarcoLotti|| in charge of content? If yes, Marco please have a look at interesting text by the Economist arguing that TikTok was tool for masses (including untouchables) in India. TikTok managed to bypass dominance of Bollywood. https://www.economist.com/asia/2020/07/04/indias-ban-on-tiktok-deprives-the-country-of-a-favourite-pastime

    2. India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a statement Monday that it had received many complaints about misuse and transmission of user data by some mobile apps to servers outside India.

      If DW 5.0 was in full place this comment will go to our Indian expert:

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    1. An interesting coverage with anti-China tilt but realistic summary of the situation. It clearly shows that the next digital between China and USA will be happening in Europe and 'swing countries' (India, Indonesia, etc.). It will be interesting to monitor situation in Africa and Latin America. One of the main indicators will be:

      • number of Huawei contracts
      • use of Chinese apps such as TikTok
      • penetration of Alibaba e-commerce business
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