AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Aug. 7, 2020, 10:55 a.m.
Washington: US President Donald Trump has signed executive orders to ban Chinese apps such as TicketLock and WeChat.
US President Donald Trump had already indicated that he was preparing to ban TikTok.
Now within 45 days, TicketLock will have to consolidate its business from the US or sell it to another company.
"The United States must take aggressive action against the owners of TickTalk to protect our national security," Trump said in an executive order.
The order after taking effect shall prevent any company with BiteDance Limited, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with respect to any transaction or any property by any person.
China-based BiteDance owns TicketLock, which has its US headquarters in southern California. Trump's order stated that it is necessary to deal with the national emergency in relation to the supply of information and communications technology and services.
According to the order, the TikTok mobile application has been downloaded by approximately 175 million in the US and over one billion worldwide.
"TikTok captures its users 'information, including Internet and other network activity information such as location data, browsing, and search history. This data collection allows the Chinese Communist Party to access Americans' personal information," the order stated.
By Trump's order, the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration and the United States Armed Forces have already banned the use of TikTok on phones of government personnel.