<a href="https:\/\/see.news\/french-president-macron-on-tik-tok-for-1st-time\/">Microsoft<\/a> announced discussions to purchase of TikTok in the United States,\u201d following a conversation between its CEO Satya Nadella and President Trump. It\u2019s the first time the company has confirmed reports it was in talks to acquire the video sharing platform.\r\n\r\nAccording to post puplished which explained that two companies have provided notice of their intent to explore a preliminary proposal that would involve a purchase of the TikTok service in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and would result in Microsoft owning and operating TikTok in these markets.\r\n\r\nThis new structure would build on the experience <a href="https:\/\/www.theverge.com\/2020\/8\/2\/21352004\/microsoft-tiktok-acquisition-trump-bytedance">TikTok<\/a> users currently love, while adding world-class security, privacy, and digital safety protections. The operating model for the service would be built to ensure transparency to users as well as appropriate security oversight by governments in these countries.\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-140985" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/08\/tiktok-3.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\nAlso, Microsoft would ensure that all private data of TikTok\u2019s American users is transferred to and remains in the United States. To the extent that any such data is currently stored or backed-up outside the United States, Microsoft would ensure that this data is deleted from servers outside the country after it is transferred.\r\n\r\nThese discussions are preliminary and there can be no assurance that a transaction which involves Microsoft will proceed. We do not intend to provide further updates until there is a definitive outcome to our discussions.\r\n\r\nLater, President Donlad Trump , threatened to ban TikTok in the US. Trump indicated to reporters that he was ready to sign a document to order the TikTok ban, either via an executive order or emergency economic powers.\r\n\r\nNoteworthy, TikTok is known as a video-sharing platform. Similar to the now-defunct Vine (R.I.P., you beautiful app), TikTok encourages users to share videos between three and 15 seconds with the most common format being a comedic and cringey lip sync of a popular song.\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-140986 aligncenter" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/08\/tiktok.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\nMillions of seeking their 15 seconds of fame are flocking to TikTok, but many of their parents are only now learning about the express-yourself video app \u2014 often to their dismay.\r\n\r\nIt became the most downloaded on Apple\u2019s App Store in the first half of this year according to market analysis firm Sensor Tower, beating out titans like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.\r\n\r\nThe site, owned by China\u2019s ByteDance, boasted 500 million users as of June following its purchase last year of Musical.ly, which greatly expanded its reach in the US.\r\n\r\nAnalysts say it filled the void left by Vine, which introduced countless numbers of teens to the creative possibilities of ultra short videos but failed to find a sustainable business model.\r\n<p style="text-align: center;"><img class="size-jnews1140x570 wp-image-140994 aligncenter" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/08\/Microsoft-TikTok-Acquisition-2.jpg" alt="" \/><strong>Microsoft<\/strong><\/p>\r\nTikTok offers a way for teens and young people to express their creativity in ridiculously fun (and sometimes, downright stupid) ways.\r\n\r\nThe downside is, with so many young people on the site and online privacy being an afterthought for many of them, safety can be a bit of an issue. There is, however, a tendency to lean into moral panic for parents when it comes to reportage on TikTok. It\u2019s important to understand the app is no more dangerous than other social media sites.\r\n\r\nParents can help children manage their screen time by selecting how much time they would like their child spend on TikTok (40, 60, 90, 120 minutes per day).