Microsoft is serious: it wants to buy TikTok

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Joel Fulleda

The United States is ready to ban TikTok forever for national security reasons. A move that could come from US President Donald Trump, but that Microsoft would like to avert by purchasing the popular Chinese app that is popular with kids.

To announce the intention to submit a purchase offer was the same Microsoft, who in a post on his blog writes that the dialogue between the CEO Satya Nadella and President Trump goes on to understand the future of TikTok in the United States. A big step, because it confirms the rumors that the big company is preparing to buy the popular social app considered a danger to the national security of many countries and also by the Anonymous hacker collective. The reason why the use of the app it has already been banned for those working in the Pentagon and in military circles.

TikTok, what future in the US?

Only Friday 31 July, Trump he had announced to reporters from his Air Force One that he was preparing a ban to ban TikTok in the United States. Then Sunday 2 August Microsoft announces negotiations to be able to buy the Chinese app made by ByteDance. If on the one hand there is app which is worth billions, on the other hand there is the problem of national security, given that TikTok has been accused of spying on its users and handing over the collected data directly to the Chinese government. Allegations that have never been proven so far. In the United States TikTok has over 50 million users and a tender of this magnitude is a big problem for app.

Precisely for this reason, it enters the scene Microsoft, who talking to Trump he stressed the importance of his concerns and reassured him that by purchasing app, undertakes to review the codes from scratch to make it totally safe, as well as bring economic benefits to the state coffers. If the presidential ok comes, e TikTok had a future market in the US, Microsoft is already ready to deal with ByteDance to buy app already by September.

Microsoft wants to buy TikTok

Microsoft so it's testing the waters for buy TikTok, but not all of the company in its entirety. The company founded by Bill Gates is only interested in the markets of United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In these states there would be a Microsoft TikTok, while in Europe and Asia the app would remain the same.

The discussions at the moment are preliminary, but Microsoft would have already found a way to ensure user privacy and make sure that i American data remain in the United States. Also, if there are backups outside the US, the company agrees to delete them from the servers once they are transferred. These reassurances will suffice a Trump to save TikTok? We will find out in the coming weeks.

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