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The complicated TikTok deal isn't going Trump's way. China blocks Wikimedia Foundation accreditation. Daily Caller 'reporters' (and I use the term loosely), arrested in Louisville. Epic Games, Spotify form advocacy group for App Store changes.
Published Fri, Sep 25 2020 2:39 AM EDT TikTok's deal with Oracle and Walmart is mired in confusion as the app's parent company ByteDance and the bidders put out conflicting statements. ByteDance meanwhile has applied for an export license with the…
Illustration: Max Guther for Bloomberg Businessweek In the monthslong standoff between the U.S. and Beijing over TikTok, China has emerged as the clear winner. If the proposal President Trump blessed holds, he'll get almost none of what he demanded…
China yesterday blocked the Wikimedia Foundation's application for observer status at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations (UN) organization that develops international treaties on copyright, IP, trademarks…
The Washington Post
– Sep 24, 11:59 AM
Facebook shut down two Russian disinformation networks operated by the nation's intelligence services and a third by people affiliated with a notorious troll farm that interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the company announced…
The Daily Caller
– Sep 23, 10:05 PM
Two Daily Caller reporters were arrested as part of a mass detention during the Louisville riots. Shelby Talcott and Jorge Ventura were covering the riots when police surrounded the group and made everyone get on the ground. A video showed police…
The Wall Street Journal
Sarah E. Needleman
– Sep 24, 4:00 AM
Companies including “Fortnite” maker Epic Games Inc., Spotify Technology SA and Tinder owner Match Group Inc. have forged an alliance to pressure Apple Inc. and other app-store operators to make changes to their marketplace rules. The…