Summary: Microsoft is in talks to buy popular social media app TikTok even as President Trump threatens to ban the app, as reported by The New York Times. TikTok is currently owned by Chinese internet company ByteDance. U.S. officials have expressed concerns that data collected from TikTok users could be passed on to Beijing and pose ...

Microsoft is in talks to buy popular social media app TikTok even as President Trump threatens to ban the app, as reported by The New York Times.

TikTok is currently owned by Chinese internet company ByteDance. U.S. officials have expressed concerns that data collected from TikTok users could be passed on to Beijing and pose a national security risk even as the company states that the data is secure.

It is unclear what stage the talks between ByteDance and Microsoft are in and how a deal could impact TikTok's future in the U.S.

By Emily Mason