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A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked the Trump administration's order that would have banned Chinese-owned app WeChat, which millions in the U.S. use to stay in touch with family and friends and conduct business in China Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Owned by Tencent, one of China's biggest companies, the WeChat app has more than 1 billion monthly users in China and now serves users outside the country, too. Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China Intercepts WeChat Texts From U.S. And Abroad, Researchers Say

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China's WeChat messaging app has a huge audience that allows Chinese to organize online. Petar Kujundzic/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The App That Helps The Chinese Masses Mobilize Online

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