TikTok Nears Deal With Oracle to Store Its Data-Sources

TikTok is one of the world's most popular social media apps, with more than 1 billion active users globally.  

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The information of U.S. users is currently stored in TikTok data centers in Virginia, with a back-up in Singapore. 

TikTok is also exploring partnerships with other technology companies over firewalls and cyber security measures, the sources added. 

The United States has been increasingly scrutinizing app developers over the personal data they handle, especially if some of it involves U.S. military or intelligence personnel. 

TikTok is nearing a deal for Oracle Corp to store its U.S. users' information without its Chinese parent ByteDance having access to it

The agreement would come a year and a half after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) ordered ByteDance to divest TikTok because of fears that U.S. user data could be passed on to China's communist government.