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TikTok is reportedly on the hunt for a US-based CEO, and it could be the company’s latest step to distance itself from ties to China

The move may help to distance TikTok from ByteDance, its Chinese parent company, and appease concerns about the app's ties to the Chinese government.

The Trump administration threatened 25% tariffs on European cars if Britain, Germany, and France didn’t play ball on Iran

Trump previously used the threat of tariffs on European cars to extract additional investment into the US from its automakers.
US President Donald Trump speaks following the ceremonial swearing-in of James Mattis as secretary of defense on January 27, 2017, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

These are the biggest threats to the US in 2020

A US airstrike on a top Iranian general made the world still more uncertain for the US, which has several other serious goes to contend with.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Trump’s Iran and North Korea strategies are both falling apart, and it couldn’t come at a worse time for him

Trump claimed he would face down America's foes, but as 2020 begins Iran is ramping up its aggression and North Korea remains armed and dangerous.
A man walks past a TikTok sign at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou, China, on October 2019.

TikTok-owner ByteDance is reportedly mulling a sale of the hit app as US lawmakers raise national security concerns

US lawmakers have called for investigations of the app and its parent company, saying its handling of user data represents a national security threat.
Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort.

The New York Times was able to track Trump’s movements with leaked location data, showing how easy it is to spy on people via their phones

The Times said it was easy to track and identify people in secure government sites and learn things about their lives, posing a huge security threat.
Igor Sysoev, cofounder of NGINX

Police reportedly raided the Moscow office of NGINX after a Russian search engine giant claimed ownership of its extremely popular web server code

Two cofounders were reportedly detained after NGINX's Moscow offices were raided — not long after Rambler claimed ownership of its code.
Alex Zhu, left.

TikTok’s chief is heading to Washington to defend the video-sharing platform against censorship and privacy concerns as lawsuits and investigati...

TikTok faces mounting pressure over concerns it censors content deemed offensive to the Chinese government and poses a threat to US national security.
US President Donald Trump

The Trump administration has started approving licenses for US companies to resume doing business with Huawei

The US Department of Commerce said it would allow some US businesses to resume selling goods to Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies.
President Donald J. Trump speaks during an interview with Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Josh Dawsey in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 in Washington, DC.

The anonymous White House official says in their new book that Trump aides had to dumb down his briefings to one key point repeated over and over

At one point, officials were told to cut their briefings down to just three points — only to be told later to cut it down to one key point.