TikTok: Oracle confirms being picked by Bytedance to be app’s partner

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*:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;}]]>By Leo KelionTechnology desk editor img{overflow:hidden;position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:center;-webkit-justify-content:center;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center;-webkit-align-items:center;-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;width:100%;height:100%;object-fit:cover;}]]> *:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;}]]>US tech firm Oracle has confirmed that TikTok’s owner has formally proposed it become a “trusted technology partner” to the video-sharing app.Full details of the tie-up have yet to be disclosed, but the aim is to avoid President Trump’s threat to shut down the Chinese-owned service in the US.Trump has cited national security concerns, suggesting users’ data could be accessed by Beijing under current arrangements.Current owner Bytedance denies this.It says it has taken “extraordinary measures to protect the privacy and security of TikTok’s US user data”, which is stored in the States and Singapore.Oracle is a database specialist without experience of running a social media app targeted at the general public.Earlier in the day, the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the Trump administration had been contacted by the American firm …

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