- Governments worldwide are pushing for the ban of TikTok from government devices, citing threats to national security
- Chinese company ByteDance, the owner and creator of TikTok, believes the ban is premature and has not had the opportunity to answer questions relating to information security
- Haugli explains that default permissions, including location, contacts, media, and more, are required at the time of download – making it possible for ByteDance to store data and metadata that could pose a risk
Deteriorating relationships between China and other world governments have raised concerns about how much data is shared on popular social media apps like TikTok. TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, and the default permissions required when downloading the app include location, access to contacts, media, and more. Due to the app’s data collection practices, governments are banning officials from downloading the app on their devices – citing a potential threat to national security.
Brian Haugli, CEO of SideChannel (OTCQB: SDCH), a cybersecurity services and technology provider, recently participated in an interview with Forum Daily’s Nima Rajan, discussing privacy concerns and…
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