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TikTok Might be Spying on You for Chinese Government   The Online You: Internet Life

Started Jul-27 by $1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S); 226 views.

"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you." - [possibly] Joseph Heller

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/07/25/beware-tiktok-really-is-spying-on-you-new-security-report-update-trump-pompeo-china-warning/

With every week that goes by, it is becoming ever more critical to remind ourselves of what we know and what we don’t know. Yes, TikTok is a potential threat to the west, in as much as it is a Chinese-owned app now installed on hundreds of millions of devices. In a world where Facebook data has allegedly facilitated so much damage to political processes, so much manipulation and disinformation, to assume that TikTok doesn’t carry any serious threat is woefully naive. ... ... But the warning this week from the cyber security analysts at ProtonMail isn’t political point scoring—these are ex-CERN security engineers. TikTok’s “zealous data collection,” the company warns, “its use of Chinese infrastructure, and its parent company’s close ties to the Chinese Communist Party make it a perfect tool for massive surveillance and data collection by the Chinese government.”

That doesn't come as a big surprise.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Jul-27

We as a country, seem to catch things later.  Didn’t we used to be on top of everything?

Showtalk said:

We as a country, seem to catch things later. Didn’t we used to be on top of everything?

Used to. But near the end, we seem to have feet of clay.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Jul-27

Yes and we can guess why.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Aug-4

Make sure your hair is combed and your clothes are clean and smile. One can never know what will come next
kizmet1 said:

Make sure your hair is combed and your clothes are clean and smile. One can never know what will come next

Some people intentionally give unseen spies a NC-17 show if they suspect they're being watched - after all, they can't say someone was being an exhibitionist without admitting to the kind of surveillance that would get the spies in real trouble.

And if someone being spied on is, say, under 18, then there are some very serious charges that can be levied against whoever handles the illegal surveillance footage.

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