Is TikTok really a threat to US security?

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  • 5 days ago
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    no , even if tik tok is spying and helps out the chinese government , there welcome to spy on you , or shall we call it consumer information , it sounds better .

  • 3 days ago

    No, I dont think so.

  • 3 days ago

    No I do not believe that Tikok is a threat to US security since it is made clear when you sign up for apps like this as Instagram for example they own what you post and have your personal information. It is pretty self explanatory when you choose to download this app. However it must be kept in mind that you are not the only person who has this information. So I believe that it is of personal choice if you want this information to be in other peoples hands. I do think the president has a point but at the end of the day it's all about personal choice and whether your alright with having Tiktok or not.

  • 5 days ago

    we cant believe chaina

    its like a cat on wall

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  • Anonymous
    6 days ago

    well the chinese can get plenty of info on those who use it.

  • 6 days ago

    Look at it this way. CN has been using social media platforms like Facebook to infiltrate our democracy by influence those that are naive to believe in conspiracy's / spread propaganda to americans.To have americans "think" a certain way. Its been successful at some scale. If they are doing that with Facebook, imagine what they can do with TikTok, a social media platform that is from CN. Regardless of what they do or say that they are not giving out data, the company is from a communist country, the government has rights to take whatever they want and TikTok will lie their *** off. So, Yes TikTok is a big threat.

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    Lv 6
    6 days ago

    Sure, we should take these Chinese spies seriously.

  • Anonymous
    6 days ago

    Yes, and you don't even need to own a tinfoil hat to be concerned.  It's one of many similar apps (remember the one where you could upload your picture to see what you might look like when you're old?) ultimately part-owned by the Chinese government designed to entice people to upload pictures of their face.  Why does this matter?

    On the one hand you should worry about "deep fakes" (if you don't know what that is look it up, the technology is advancing rapidly).  You probably won't end up with your face in a porn but what if you find your face on digital billboards on your home patch telling people that you just "looooove brand B cereal because it gives you statisfying bowel movements" and there's not a damn thing you can do about it because you signed the right to your face away in the small print?  Advertizers are willing to pay a lot more for data for micro-targeted commercials because they're more likely to yield a sale.

    On the other hand you should worry about facial recognition technology more generally.  China already lead the way here and many governments do already look at what the Chinese can do, even democratic ones.  In China you can be fined via facial recognition for jaywalking or public bathrooms can refuse to dispense toilet paper to your face because some jobsworth has decided that you've used too much that week, I'm not kidding.  They are moving to a system they call "social credit" which sounds nice in an "arbeit macht frei" kind of a way if you just read the words and don't see what's hiding behind them.  In reality what it means is of they don't like your face, maybe you spend too much time in the wrong part of town, you can't access credit with your private bank, nor with any other bank.  Other countries look on with interest and swear they won't overstep the mark, but where IS the mark?  And if it's not the government doing it what would you do if the only broadband provider in town decides from data they purchased that your face fits a risk profile and they don't want your custom or charge you twice what your next door neighbor with the "good" face pays?  What are you going to do when the privatized police force buys your face and decide they don't like it?

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    6 days ago

    no...................

  • 6 days ago

    Anything coming out of China is a potential threat to the US.

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