The Trump administration appealed a federal judge’s order blocking restrictions of barring the use of TikTok in the country. The govt, citing national security, argued that the personal data of US citizens could be obtained by Chinese govt. TikTok has over 100 mn users in the USA. A USA District Court, in a Dec 7 ruling, issued an order that prevented authorities from barring services that would have prevented the use of the app in the country.