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FILE - In this July 17, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a shirt promoting TikTok is seen at an Apple store in Beijing, China. TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as a new American technology partner to help keep the popular video-sharing app operating in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the deal.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Q&A: What does a deal between TikTok and Oracle mean?

Sep. 14, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns the popular video-sharing app TikTok, has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as a new American technology partner to help keep the app operating in the U.S. TikTok confirmed the decision Monday, echoing earlier statements from Oracle and the U.S. treasury...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, at podium, speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles. The operator of The Weather Channel mobile app has agreed to change how it informs users about its location-tracking practices and sale of personal data as part of a settlement with the Los Angeles city attorney's office, officials said Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Feuer alleged in a 2019 lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court that app users were misled when they agreed to share their location information in exchange for personalized forecasts and alerts. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

Weather Channel app to change practices after LA lawsuit

Aug. 19, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The operator of The Weather Channel mobile app has agreed to change how it informs users about its location-tracking practices and sale of personal data as part of a settlement with the Los Angeles city attorney's office, officials said Wednesday. City Attorney Mike Feuer alleged in a...