See our timeline below for key developments TikTok's story over the last eight years, starting with the founding of ByteDance and moving through the app's rise to popularity and the mounting concerns about data privacy and security.

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Oracle Corporation has triumphed over Microsoft and Walmart in the contest for the U.S. operations of TikTok. Although negotiations over TikTok's future have largely centered around an outright acquisition, the short-form video app's Chinese parent company ByteDance has chosen the Bay Area software giant as its "trusted technology provider," the company confirmed Monday.

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