The TikTok soap opera rolls on in the US, with a weekend of plot twists and cliffhangers edging the social app towards some kind of resolution. And that resolution won't be a sale to Microsoft, as that company admitted in a blog post overnight.
"ByteDance let us know today they would not be selling TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft. We are confident our proposal would have been good for TikTok’s users, while protecting national security interests," explained Microsoft, adding a somewhat salty kiss-off.
"To do this, we would have made significant changes to ensure the service met the highest standards for security, privacy, online safety, and combatting disinformation, and we made these principles clear in our August statement. We look forward to seeing how the service evolves in these important areas."
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