1. TikTok CEO Heads To The Hill As Congress Mulls A Total Ban NPR 14:34

TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew is set to address the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday and is expected to tout the company’s billion-dollar restructuring effort to build a firewall between its Chinese owner and the data of the app’s 150 million U.S. users. Lawmakers of both parties — having previously shied away from regulating U.S. tech giants — are laser-focused on the app as part of a broader effort to curb a perceived threat from China.

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