A US District Court judge has granted TikTok’s request for a preliminary injunction, delaying a planned ban on new downloads of the app that was supposed to go into effect starting Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ET.
The US Justice Department had until Friday to either delay the ban or file legal papers defending it. The DOJ filed a sealed opposition to TikTok’s preliminary injunction to block the ban of the video app, but Judge Carl Nichols of the District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled in TikTok’s favor.
“We’re pleased that the court agreed with our legal arguments and issued an injunction preventing the implementation of the TikTok app ban,” TikTok said in a statement. “We will continue defending our rights for the benefit of our community and employees. At the same time, we will also maintain our ongoing dialogue with
A U.S federal judge has said that a ban on TikTok—scheduled for Monday, Sept. 28—will not go ahead as planned. The delay will allow users to access the app on various app stores while the court explores the legality of banning a consumer application on security grounds.
TikTok, by Chinese software house ByteDance, has filed a lawsuit and one injunction request against the ban since Sept. 18. The U.S. government filed its opposition to the injunction on Friday and made its case in a hearing to D.C. District Court Judge Carl J. Nichols on Sunday. Nichols’ unexpected ruling has stopped the immediate ban outright.
In an opposition document filed on Friday, the U.S. government noted that the ban was not a regulation of personal communications and does not violate the First Amendment.
The ruling followed an emergency hearing Sunday morning in which lawyers for TikTok argued that the administration’s app-store ban would infringe on First Amendment rights and do irreparable harm to the business.
Earlier this year, President Donald Trump declared that TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, was a threat to national security and that it must either sell its U.S. operations to American companies or be barred from the country.
TikTok is still scrambling to firm up a deal tentatively struck a week ago in which it would partner with Oracle, a huge database-software company, and Walmart in an effort to win the blessing of both the Chinese and American governments. In the meantime, it is fighting to keep the app available in the U.S.
TikTok said in a statement that it was pleased with the court ruling and continues to work to turn its deal proposal into an actual
(MENAFN – Emirates News Agency (WAM)) SHARJAH, 24th September, 2020 (WAM) — The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah, AASTS, has commenced talks for a collaboration with The Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime, FTA.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, President of the AASTMT, and Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Executive Director of Maritime Transport at FTA.
Dr. Ahmed Youssef, Associate Dean of Maritime Transport and Technology College, AASTS; Dr. Aysha Al Busmait, IMO Goodwill Ambassador and Corporate Communications Director at FTA, and Captain Abdullah Al Hayas, Director of Maritime Affairs Department, FTA, were also present.
The two sides discussed cooperation in various areas including education and training; conducting specialised research to develop the shipping, ports and logistics services, and developing training in maritime electronic capabilities and cybersecurity for shipping and maritime operations and ports. They also discussed cooperation in
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — D-Fend Solutions, the leader in RF cyber based counter-drone takeover technology, announced today that Michael Huerta has joined its Advisory Board. The former head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will bring his aviation safety and security industry expertise to assist in D-Fend’s rapid growth, contributing to the company’s market leadership in the counter small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS) security solutions space for airports and other sensitive environments in the U.S.
Before joining D-Fend Solutions, Huerta was the Administrator of the FAA from December 2011 to January 2018, where he was responsible for overseeing the safety and productivity of the largest aerospace administration in the world, managing a budget of $16 billion and more than 47,000 employees. Huerta currently sits on the board of directors for Delta Air Lines. Huerta has nearly 3 decades of experience with airport and airspace safety, and