3 Lingering Questions About Oracle's Deal With TikTok

By Benjamin Horney (September 21, 2020, 7:44 PM EDT) -- Oracle's deal with TikTok makes it the social media app's "secure cloud technology provider," but questions remain, including how ByteDance will be walled off from TikTok's user data and whether future situations involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States will be handled in the same unusual fashion.

The deal, announced Saturday, is presented as easing U.S. national security concerns, but in an atypical way. Under the terms of the transaction, which President Donald Trump has blessed "in concept," Oracle Corp. will take a 12.5% stake in TikTok and go to great lengths to ensure that U.S. user data...

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