TikTok: Is The Popular App A Threat To National Security? | TODAY


CHUCK SCHUMER AND TOM COTTON CALLING THE APP A POSSIBLE CALLING THE APP A POSSIBLE COUNTER INTELLIGENCE THREAT. COUNTER INTELLIGENCE THREAT. THE APP THAT HAS TAKEN TEENAGERS THE APP THAT HAS TAKEN TEENAGERS BY STORM — BY STORM — NOW FACING A STORM OF A NOW FACING A STORM OF A DIFFERENT KIND. DIFFERENT KIND. ACCUSED OF POSING A POSSIBLE ACCUSED OF POSING A POSSIBLE SECURITY RISK. SECURITY RISK. WITH MORE THAN 500 MILLION WITH MORE THAN 500 MILLION ACTIVE ACCOUNTS AROUND THE ACTIVE ACCOUNTS AROUND THE WORLD, TICKTOCK LETS THEM POST WORLD, TICKTOCK LETS THEM POST SHORT EDITED VIDEO CLIPS FROM SHORT EDITED VIDEO CLIPS FROM CUTE PETS TO EPIC FAILS AND EVEN CUTE PETS TO EPIC FAILS AND EVEN CELEBRITIES. CELEBRITIES. BUT NOW ALL EYES ARE ON THE BUT NOW ALL EYES ARE ON THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE APP. PEOPLE BEHIND THE APP. TWO TOP SENATORS TARGETING THE TWO TOP SENATORS TARGETING THE CHINESE TECH DMP THAT OWNS CHINESE TECH DMP THAT OWNS TICKTOCK. TICKTOCK. IN A TLOER THE DIRECTOR OF IN A TLOER THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ASKING FOR NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ASKING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO TICK TOCK AN INVESTIGATION INTO TICK TOCK AND OTHER CHINESE BASED AND OTHER CHINESE BASED COMPANIES WARNING THEY MAY POSE COMPANIES WARNING THEY MAY POSE A NATIONAL SECURITY RISK. A NATIONAL SECURITY RISK.>>THIS IS A THREAT TO AMERICAN>>THIS IS A THREAT TO AMERICAN SECURITY. SECURITY. WHEN CHINA HAS DATA ON 110 WHEN CHINA HAS DATA ON 110 MILLION AMERICANS, WHO KNOWS MILLION AMERICANS, WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY DO IT WITH. WHAT THEY DO IT WITH.>>THE TERMS OF SERVICE SAY THE>>THE TERMS OF SERVICE SAY THE COMPANY WILL AUTOMATICALLY COMPANY WILL AUTOMATICALLY COLLECT A USER’ LOCATION, COLLECT A USER’ LOCATION, BROWSING HISTORY AND INFORMATION BROWSING HISTORY AND INFORMATION FROM MESSAGES SENT WITHIN THE FROM MESSAGES SENT WITHIN THE APP. APP. BUT USERS BROWSING FOR VIRAL BUT USERS BROWSING FOR VIRAL VIDEOS CAN OPT IN TO SHARE VIDEOS CAN OPT IN TO SHARE GENDER, AGE, PHONE CONTACTS, GENDER, AGE, PHONE CONTACTS, EVEN PAYMENT INFORMATION EVEN PAYMENT INFORMATION CREATING A DIGITAL PROFILE FOR CREATING A DIGITAL PROFILE FOR USERS WHICH LAWMAKERS WORRY USERS WHICH LAWMAKERS WORRY COULD END UP IN THE HANDS OF THE COULD END UP IN THE HANDS OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. CHINESE GOVERNMENT. THE SENATORS ALSO WARN THE THE SENATORS ALSO WARN THE PLATFORM COULD BE A TARGET FOR PLATFORM COULD BE A TARGET FOR FOREIGN INFLUENCE CAMPAIGNS LIKE FOREIGN INFLUENCE CAMPAIGNS LIKE THOSE CARRIED OUT BY RUSSIA THOSE CARRIED OUT BY RUSSIA DURING THE 2016 ELECTION. DURING THE 2016 ELECTION. IN A STATEMENT, THE COMPANY SAYS IN A STATEMENT, THE COMPANY SAYS IN PART, WE STORAL TIKTOK USER IN PART, WE STORAL TIKTOK USER DATA IN THE UNITED STATES WITH DATA IN THE UNITED STATES WITH BACKUP REDUND ENTCY IN BACKUP REDUND ENTCY IN SINGAPORE. SINGAPORE. WE’RE ENTIRELY OUTSIDE OF CHINA WE’RE ENTIRELY OUTSIDE OF CHINA AND NONE OF OUR DATA IS SUBJECT AND NONE OF OUR DATA IS SUBJECT TO CHINA LAW. TO CHINA LAW. IT IS NOT FIRST TIME THAT TIKTOK IT IS NOT FIRST TIME THAT TIKTOK FACED CONTROVERSY. FACED CONTROVERSY. “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” REPORTED THAT THEY’VE BEEN USED REPORTED THAT THEY’VE BEEN USED BY ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS TO BY ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS TO SPREAD PROPAGANDA. SPREAD PROPAGANDA. THE VIDEOS REMOVED FOR VIOLATING THE VIDEOS REMOVED FOR VIOLATING THE TIKTOK POLICIES ADDING

43 thoughts on “TikTok: Is The Popular App A Threat To National Security? | TODAY

  1. My Sister was a tik tok user, she was complaining last night. If that stupid government thing never exist, then my sister would be quiet. Thanks a lot you stupid government people, you made my big sister complain at me for it! 😲 To those who use TikTok, I'm sorry to hear that. Sometime life is not fair. ☹😔

  2. Ok we risk giving personal sensitive information to apps like messenger Amazon facebook and they are all U.S made

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