My understanding is that this is not about censoring the internet. It's about China using the app to steal the personal data of users. It's about protecting people.As much as I hate TikTok, no I don't agree with banning it. I don't believe in censoring the internet and this is a slippery slope. JMO.
I'm curious why the TikTok owner didn't just go "political speech is banned", so that even if the government confronts them they have nothing to even share. That could save his little app.
TikTok is ultimately owned by the Chinese Communist Party.I'm curious why the TikTok owner didn't just go "political speech is banned", so that even if the government confronts them they have nothing to even share. That could save his little app.
Then again the owner is rich as **** and probably doesn't really give two ****s as he has eggs in alot of other baskets.
It's an interesting case in that this is new territory. Is it national security for CCP to have all this info on a huge swarth of US citizens? If it's used by people such as those in Congress and their staff, and our military, they can have minute by minute info on where these people are and all the info on their computers.I'm aware of the reasoning, but it's still a slippery slope.
So the data it collects...TikTok is ultimately owned by the Chinese Communist Party.
Banning political speech not help. It's not about political speech. It's about the personal data collected on every user. It's apparenlty more sensative data than other apps. Plus, do we really went the Chinese Communist Party to basically have a database of a huge portion of US citizens.
Whether or not this is true, it's a reminder that TikTok — and the tech world as a whole — have a long way to go when it comes to data transparency.www.inputmag.com
I'm going to do more searching in hopes of finding more detail about the data they collect and the history of all this.So the data it collects...
? Doesnt like every app do this?
- Phone hardware information, including CPU type, screen dimensions, memory usage, and hardware IDs
- Other installed apps
- Network information (IP address, MAC address, WiFi access point name, and router MAC address)
- Jailbreak information, if applicable
- GPS pinging (if you’ve ever location-tagged a post)
- Local proxy server set-up with no authentication
Still seems like it may be more used to silence political dissenters.
I'm trying to find out more about the rest of the story on the data that TicTok collects, about what are describes as basically viruses that it plants on a user's device. I'm looking for facts so I can make up my own mind on this topic.What info are they gathering?
If Trump takes a leak in England, Y'all going to claim he's marking his territory. How many regular folks in the U.S.A do you think gives a f what the world thinks. We know you'll be kissing our azzez when when yours is in a sling. Trump's been on y'alls schitt list since he made you pay more your own freight. You've discovered he's not as easy to force on his knees and y'all are eager to see him replace with someone who is. Hey, I can understand that. Is a big change from what you've gotten use to.America and it’s leader are the laughing stock of the world and yet he has huge swathes of the population convinced that he’s a true statesman.
China is all about silencing political dissenters right now since their national security law in response to Hong Kong riots.I'm going to do more searching in hopes of finding more detail about the data they collect and the history of all this.
I don't think this is about silencing political dissenters. There is all sorts of political dissenters on all the many social media apps. Why only TikTok?