Trump to take action on Chinese softwares in the coming years
President Trump will take Action shortly on Chinese soft ware Companies that are feeding data directly to Beijing Government posing a liability to United States National Security” – Secretary of States Mike Pompeo said on Sunday .
Mike Pompeo also said in an interview to Fox News that – “President Trump has said enough and we are going to fix it and so he will take actions in the coming days with respect to a broad array of national Security peril that is presented by software linked to the Chinese Communist Party .”
The announcement comes after Trump told reporters onboard Air Force One on Friday that he would issue an order for social media platform TikTok to be banned in the United States as early as Saturday.
A federal committee has been reviewing whether Trump could ban TikTok in the Nation . Seconding Trump's annnouncement States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said- “TikTok cannot remain in the U.S. in its current form because it risks sending back information on 100 million Americans. We all agree there has to be a change , everybody agrees it can’t exist as it does.”
“Over the last several months, U.S. officials have repeatedly said TikTok under its current Chinese parent company, Beijing-based software firm ByteDance, poses a national risk because of the personal data it handles .They're true privacy issues for the American people and for a long time, a long time the United States just said 'well goodness if we're having fun with it, or if a company can make money off of it, we're going to permit that to happen.” Pompeo said.
Adding further The Secretary of States Pompeo said - “Could be their facial recognition patterns. It could be information about their residence, their phone numbers, their friends, who they’re connected to. Those — those are the issues that President Trump has made clear we’re going to take care of.”
In the later week with further developments – sources from Microsoft stated –
“ Trump and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella have spoken, and Microsoft was prepared to continue exploring the purchase of TikTok's U.S. operations after their conversation. Microsoft fully appreciates the importance of addressing the President’s concerns. It is committed to acquiring TikTok subject to a complete security review and providing proper economic benefits to the United States, including the United States Treasury.
However , The White House did not immediately comment on the Microsoft statement and talks between Microsoft and TikTok owner Bytedance are reportedly on pause following signals from Trump that the administration would oppose such a deal, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
Reacting to the Development and as a speculation grew over a ban or sale of the social media platform's U.S. business, TikTok posted a video on Saturday saying, “We’re not planning on going anywhere.”
However as a conclusion in one of the Interviews Pompeo stated that “The President, when he makes his decision, will make sure that everything we have done drives us as close to zero risk for the American people, “That’s the mission set that he laid out for all of us when we get — we began to evaluate this now several months back. We’re closing in on a solution. And I think you will see the president’s announcement shortly.”
Reporter: Agni Tejas