San Francisco — Microsoft’s bid to carve out parts of TikTok from its Chinese owner Bytedance will be a technically complex endeavour that could test the patience of President Donald Trump’s administration, say sources familiar with the set-up.

Trump has given Microsoft until September 15 to put together a blueprint for an acquisition that safeguards the personal data of Americans stored on the short-video app, and he has issued an order to ban it if there is no deal by then...

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