Unexpectedly, immediately President Trump signed an order banning eight Chinese language apps within the US on the premise that they’re a risk to nationwide safety and may seize delicate data from the person’s system. And that person could possibly be a US federal worker too.
The apps in query are Tencent QQ, CamScanner, SHAREit, VMate, Alipay, QQ Pockets, WeChat Pay and WPS Workplace. They are going to not be made obtainable on the US Google Play retailer after 45 days.
The US authorities fears that these corporations have ties with the Chinese language authorities and could possibly be extracting delicate knowledge. Just about the identical accusations the Trump administration has in opposition to TikTok and Huawei.
Bear in mind, nevertheless, that the chief order will take impact after Trump has stepped down from the presidential place so we’d see a swift flip of occasions as soon as Joe Biden takes his place. However we would not depend on seeing how Biden is not very decided to finish the commerce battle with China. No less than for now.