Microsoft said its bid for the popular Chinese-owned video app has been rejected by Bytedance, a week before Trump planned to ban it in the U.S.
The same GRU military intelligence unit, known as Fancy Bear, also broke into voter registration databases in at least three states in 2016.
The president's demand that the government be paid by TikTok's Chinese owner or a potential American buyer is "probably illegal and unethical," an expert said.
The company has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition.
Back in 2015, the Microsoft co-founder predicted the world would soon face a catastrophic pandemic. "We're not ready," he warned at the time.
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That means converting 100% of the business to renewable energy and investing in carbon-absorbing technologies.
The phenomenon is named for Clippy, the Microsoft Office assistant who never really assisted anyone.
The tech giant said the decision behind the JEDI contract "contained clear deficiencies, errors and unmistakable bias."