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APP - TikTok has come under scrutiny   Science and Tech

Started 16-Jul by Gonghis (GonghisKhan); 138 views.

Canada needs evidence of data misuse before considering TikTok ban: MPs

The popular video app TikTok has come under scrutiny for national security concerns, and some Members of Parliament say Canada should strengthen its privacy laws before considering an outright ban. Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that country was considering banning TikTok, an app whose parent company is China-based ByteDance. This came shortly after India banned it, along with 58 other Chinese apps.

The app, which is especially popular with Generation Z, lets users share short videos. On Canada’s Apple App Store it is the number one entertainment app, and according to data from Sensor Tower, it has been downloaded over two billion times globally. The app has faced criticism from the U.S. and other countries that say its connection to China could compromise user data.

Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and New Democrat MP Charlie Angus each said in interviews that in order to ban TikTok, there needs to be evidence of misuse of personal information, which has not happened yet.

Shruti Shekar Telecom & Tech Reporter
Yahoo Finance Canada July 14, 2020

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https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/canada-would-ban-tik-tok-if-evidence-of-misuse-was-found-174321428.html

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globe_with_meridians Erskine-Smith

- a member of Canada’s federal industry, science and technology committee, said Canada needs to implement laws that ensure the data of Canadian citizens and residents "isn’t moving overseas to jurisdictions where there aren’t those same controls and protections."

Guard101

From: Guard101

17-Jul

My comprehension is that US ban of TikTok because of Facebook and Google which are U.S corporations… other than my question is why Canada believes Facebook and Google don't misuse everyone's information? I stay away from all of them anyway and deliberately on some receptive matter and keep away from all web-chat erstwhile.

Sylveria

From: Sylveria

18-Jul

The popular video app TikTok

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? joy

TAB00GA

From: TAB00GA

22-Jul

Who the hell needs tiktok when we got delphiforums? joy

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