Trump considering banning TikTok in US over China fears WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday said his administration is considering banning Chinese-owned social media giant TikTok amid fears it could be weaponized to spy on Americans. “… Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy TikTok's US operationsTrump will reportedly order China's ByteDance to divest itself of ownership of TikTok's US operations. Microsoft appears interested in picking it up. Trump to act on banning TikTok in US as early as SaturdayPresident opposes American firm acquiring popular Chinese video-sharing app Trump says he'll act to ban TikTok in U.S. as soon as Saturday | The Japan TimesU.S. President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of nationa Donald Trump says he will ban TikTok from the United StatesThe US president said he would ban the popular video app which has been a source of national security and censorship concerns. Trump says US ‘may be banning’ China-owned video app TikTokWashington has expressed concerns over the popular app on national-security and censorship grounds Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok's US businessNEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns,... Why the Trump administration may force TikTok's Chinese owner to sell itApp researchers have discovered that TikTok was copying the clipboard data in iPhones Trump to ban Chinese-owned TikTok from operating in USMicrosoft is said to be in talks with ByteDance for a potential takeover of TikTok TikTok fights to hang on in US as Trump threatens to ban video appReports suggest Microsoft poised to buy app’s US operations US to order ByteDance to sell TikTok: reportsMicrosoft among potential buyers for popular app Trump expected to order China's Bytedance to sell TikTok's US operationsPeople working on the issue within the Trump administration expect the President will sign an order to force Chinese company ByteDance to sell the US operations of TikTok, its popular short-form video app, according to a person familiar with the matter. TikTok owner ByteDance considers $100bn floatByteDance is weighing up a number of options including going public, spinning off TikTok, and taking TikTok public as well Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing AppThe talks come as TikTok’s ownership by a Chinese company is under scrutiny by the White House and lawmakers. U.S. Treasury to make recommendation on TikTok to Trump this week: MnuchinU.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Wednesday that TikTok was under a national security review and that his agency would make a recommendation to the president about the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app this week. TikTok is being reviewed by US national security panel, Mnuchin saysTrump administration acts on fears that the app’s user data could be subject to access requests by the Chinese government. The US Treasury is investigating TikTok over national security concerns, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says"We are looking at TikTok," President Trump told the press Wednesday. "We are thinking about making a decision." TikTok blasts 'copycat' Facebook as US starts probeThe Chinese-owned firm pens a fierce defence of its role in the US as it faces fresh scrutiny. Exclusive: ByteDance investors value TikTok at $50 billion in takeover bid - sourcesSome investors of TikTok's parent company ByteDance seeking to take over the popular social media app are valuing it at about $50 billion, significantly more than peers such as Snap Inc , according to people familiar with the matter.