Earlier this week US President Trump has released an executive order regarding ongoing talks on banning TikTok. The document indicates that all transactions between US companies and TikTok must be banned within the next 45 days. The large media company owning TikTok, ByteDance, is now scrambling to choose which actions to do next – to sell or to close down. There had been multiple reports that Microsoft had also been in talks with ByteDance. It is reported that the company is eyeing the purchase of the TikTok US operations. So who is it going to be – Twitter or Microsoft? [Read more…]
Earlier this year, many experts are starting to warn users from all over the globe about the security threats and issues the TikTok app has. Allegedly, the app presents privacy securities that give hackers the opportunity to manipulate and delete accounts. More importantly, there are issues that TikTok is not secure enough to prevent hackers from gaining user information and sharing it with the public. There are also reports that the Chinese government uses TikTok to gain information about its US account holders. Alternatively, there are also allegations that the company that owns the TikTok app directly reports to the Chinese government. There are also issues on content filters that finetune the posts against controversial, taboo, and debatable content.