U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Sunday Morning Futures confirmed The White House would take action against ‘an array’ of Chinese software firms in the coming days for national security reasons.
“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 are going to permit that to happen.’ President Trump has said, ‘Enough,’” Pompeo said.
“Whether it’s TikTok or WeChat, there are countless more.”
Business media had reported that Tik Tok’s owner ByteDance would sell Tik Tok’s operations in the U.S. to Microsoft. However, these negotiations seem to have failed.
In other big tech news, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he was worried about Google interfering in the coming November election by censoring what information voters can see on the internet, reported Breitbart.
Gee Kevin, nice of you to show up for the party; however, it’s a little late now don’t you think? Three months to do? As President Trump said, “Congress is all talk, no action.”