The ban on downloading the video app TikTok from the US app stores of Apple and Google has been postponed by a week. The boycott was set to produce results on Sunday but has been postponed to at least September 27.
The US Department of Commerce has announced this. The decision was made “in the light of recent positive developments,” said a press release. That was issued shortly after TikTok confirmed a proposed agreement to manage its US operations involving software company Oracle as a technology partner and supermarket chain Walmart as a business partner.
“We are delighted that the proposal from TikTok, Oracle and Walmart will address the security concerns of the US government and address questions about the future of TikTok in the US,” said a spokeswoman for TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance.