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Here's what's going to happen to TikTok on Sunday

September 18, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 07: In this photo illustration, the download page for the Tiki Tok app is displayed on an Apple iPhone on August 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bans any transactions between the parent company of TikTok, ByteDance, and U.S. citizens due to national security reasons. The president signed a separate executive order banning transactions with China-based tech company Tencent, which owns the app WeChat. Both orders are set to take effect in 45 days. (Photo Illustration by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Trump administration said it will restrict access to TikTok on Sunday, Sept. 20. What does that mean for users of the short-form video app?

(CNN Business)The Trump administration said it will restrict access to TikTok on Sunday, Sept.

But at midnight between Sunday and Monday, TikTok will vanish from US app stores, including those operated by Apple and Google.

That means US users looking to install the app anew, or who are looking for security patches or other updates, won't be able to receive them, under Commerce Department restrictions announced on Friday that limit how the app can be distributed.

TikTok said in a statement that it disagreed with and was disappointed by the administration's announcement.

"Our community of 100 million US users love TikTok because it's a home for entertainment, self-expression, and connection," the company said, "and we're committed to protecting their privacy and safety as we continue working to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform. "

For months, the Trump administration has alleged that TikTok is a risk to national security because the app is owned by a Chinese parent company, ByteDance.

The administration has claimed ByteDance could be required to hand over TikTok's user data to the Chinese government, compromising the safety and privacy of US users.

In August, President Trump signed two executive orders aimed at banning the app and forcing ByteDance to sell TikTok. TikTok has insisted that US users' information is stored outside of China, beyond the reach of Beijing, and that the company would reject any effort by China to compel the information.

Some security experts have criticized the Commerce Department limitations because they would prevent security updates from being pushed to WeChat and TikTok users.

The new restrictions come as the administration weighs a partnership between TikTok and Oracle meant to address the national security concerns raised by the administration.

If the companies aren't able to complete a deal by Nov. 12, then further restrictions will be applied to TikTok that could degrade its functionality, Department officials said.

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