US tells judge it opposes TikTok effort to halt app store ban

Reuters , Friday 25 Sep 2020

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The US Justice Department said Friday it will oppose a request from TikTok to delay an ban on US app stores Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc Google set for late Sunday.

The government faced a 2:30 p.m. Friday deadline to either delay the ban or oppose TikTok's preliminary injunction. The Justice Department asked permission to file their objection under seal because it includes submissions TikTok owner ByteDance that include confidential business information

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