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Trump Extends TikTok’s Sell-By Date to 90 Days, Cites ‘Credible Evidence’ of Security Risk

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President Donald Trump has given TikTok’s parent company, Bytedance, 90 days to find a buyer for the app’s U.S. operations, stating in an executive order on Friday that there’s “credible evidence” that the Chinese tech giant “might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States.” The White House has repeatedly suggested that TikTok could be leaking U.S. user data to the Chinese government—accusations that the company vehemently denies.

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In his order last week, Trump initially gave Bytedance and Tencent (the China-based company behind the messaging app WeChat among other popular properties) a deadline of 45 days before all U.S. transactions between them and their subsidiaries would become illegal. One of TikTok’s lawyers later told NPR that the company is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging the ban as unconstitutional on the grounds that the allegations are baseless and the Trump administration failed to give them a chance to respond before moving to blacklist the app.

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With this latest executive order comes several new stipulations: Bytedance must purge all U.S. user data gathered from both TikTok and its precursor app, Musical.ly, which the company bought in 2017, and formally notify the Committee on Foreign Investment once the data has been destroyed.

“CFIUS conducted an exhaustive review of the case and unanimously recommended this action to the president in order to protect U.S. users from exploitation of their personal data,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement per NPR.

This extension gives Bytedance more time to negotiate transferring U.S. operations of its popular short-form video app. Both Microsoft and Twitter have expressed interest in acquiring TikTok, a deal that’s likely to land in the tens of billions of dollars and Trump has bewilderingly implied the U.S. Treasury should get a cut of it, quid pro quo style. It’s unclear how this new executive order may affect ongoing negotiations, or exactly what “credible evidence” the administration apparently now has to support its months of speculating about TikTok being a sockpuppet for Beijing, because lord knows they haven’t presented anything else solid so far.

In recent months, TikTok has made several moves to distance itself from Bytedance in an attempt to assuage the kinds of national security concerns levied by the administration, and the company asserts that all data on American users is stored on servers in the U.S. and Singapore.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
Black Wireless Charger Lamp | $20 | Amazon | Promo code ABC88699

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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