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    Point of the post is not whataboutism saying that China blocks Facebook and Google and therefore it's fine that the USA does the same to Tok Tok.

    Tik Tok User data is inherently a privacy and security risk to the CCP as

    Point of the post is that it is factual that

    1) all companies are subject to regulatory bodies in their local market (see what has already happened before to Byte Dance and regulators AND

    2) China has chosen to implement laws that give companies no choice but to hand over data

    eg Two pieces of legislation are of particular concern to governments — the 2017 National Intelligence Law and the 2014 Counter-Espionage Law. Article 7 of the first law states that “any organization or citizen shall support, assist and cooperate with the state intelligence work in accordance with the law,” adding that the the state “protects” any individual and organization that aids it.And it appears that organizations and individuals don’t have a choice when it comes to helping the government. The 2014 Counter-Espionage law says that “when the state security organ investigates and understands the situation of espionage and collects relevant evidence, the relevant organizations and individuals shall provide it truthfully and may not refuse.”

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/05/huaw...d-experts.html


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    Spotted in the FT.

    TikTok to be banned from US app stores from Sunday - https://on.ft.com/3iIZTpM via @FT

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    More in the NYT..

    The Trump administration said Friday it would bar the Chinese-owned mobile apps WeChat and TikTok from U.S. app stores as of Sunday, striking a harsh blow against two popular services used by more than 100 million people in the United States.

    The restrictions will ban the transferring of funds or processing of payments through WeChat within the United States as of Sunday. In the case of WeChat, the restrictions will also prevent any company from offering internet hosting, content delivery networks, internet transit or peering services to WeChat, or using the app’s code in other software or services in the United States.


    Trump Admin to Ban TikTok, WeChat From U.S. App Stores https://nyti.ms/3hIAN9l

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    It's time to get VPN. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumbler:
    It's time to get VPN. Lol
    A non-US credit card to access another app store.

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    Over the next few days in India, we’re launching an early beta of Shorts with a handful of new creation tools to test this out.

    https://blog.youtube/news-and-events/building-youtube-shorts/
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    TikTok deal approved by Trump. In hindsight, this seem less about national security than a shakedown by Trump to tailor a deal for Trump-friendly business (in this case Oracle), the actual majority ownership remains with Bytedance (even if Trump tries to say it is US owned because of US investors in Bytedance). In any case, if Beijing had wanted access to private info of TikTok users, they would have gained access long ago:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/19/trum...n-concept.html


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    And no surprise.. the shakedown continues to stumble along.

    But ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, threw cold water on that structure on Sunday, disputing both Oracle’s and Mr. Trump’s characterization of the deal. ByteDance said it would hold a majority share of the new company until it went public within the next year. Oracle said on Monday that as soon as the new company, TikTok Global, was created, ByteDance would lose its ownership stake in the service.

    Asked during a television appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Monday about the potential that ByteDance would still own 80 percent of the service, Mr. Trump said that the Chinese firm would “have nothing to do with it, and if they do, we just won’t make the deal.”
    No one seems to have a clue about what has been agreed upon, should be agreed upon or will be agreed upon. Or if they do, this is the most cunning game of 3D chess we've seen ...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/21/t...gtype=Homepage

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