Trump Approves Tik Tok deal to Oracle and Wal-Mart

About time

Fox News has reported that President Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is looking to ban the Chinese-made social media giant along with almost 60 similar apps.

Mr Pompeo said the ban is a response to fears the Chinese app may be used by the Beijing government to deliver propaganda and to spy on users.

Speaking to Laura Ingraham, Pompeo revealed that he and Trump are taking reports of Beijing surveillance and propaganda through TikTok and other apps incredibly seriously.

He said on The Ingraham Angle on Fox News: “We have worked on this very issue for a long time, whether its the problem of having Huawei technology in your infrastructure – we’ve gone all over the world and we are making real progress getting that out – we had declared ZTE a danger to American national security.

He continued: “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too.”

Pompeo stressed that he did not want to get ahead of President Trump’s announcement and reveal any specifics on potential laws.

But the secretary did add that banning the hugely popular app “is something we are looking at”.

He went on to warn American users of Chinese apps that they need to be careful, as they risk putting their private information "in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party”.

TikTok reported an astonishing 37.2 million American users in 2019, with user growth predicted to surge year on year by 21.9 percent.

The huge growth of the app means that it is expected to hit 45.4 million USA users by 2020’s end.

In June, it was reported by Forbes that the app was caught spying on millions of iPhone users again by Apple, after previously being caught in April.

Just days ago, the Indian government banned TikTok and many more Chinese-made apps saying they posed a danger to the nation.

In a no-holds-barred official statement a government spokesman said: “The apps are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".

Almost 60 Chinese apps have been banned – triggering calls for similar action in the US and Australia.


Anything coming from (mainland) China is suspicious.

I was watching a documentary over 10 years old on the Three Gorges Dam when that dam was still under construction. Even then there was a concern that that damn thing would spell disaster, not just for residents along the Yangtze River but for the entire country. The dam would also cause large earthquakes.

A large earthquake hit Sichuan in 2008 killing 70,000, injuring 370,000 and 20,000 are still missing. At that point, the dam was not operational yet, but it had already collected a large amount of water exerting a tremendous pressure on the earth’s crust, which is conducive to earthquakes.

Now in 2020 there are unprecedented floods along the river with major cities, including Wuhan, and yet the authorities are releasing large amounts of water from the dam for fear of its collapse.

Dam collapses are reported outside China where Chinese engineers were involved.

It is always a good idea to treat Chinese-made software and hardware with a lot of caution and suspicion.


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Here comes chicom money inflecting our political system right out in the open

I don’t get why people are making such a big deal about this stupid little app? It just shows short video clips. Is the problem of the software itself is spyware?

Yes and no. Yes data is being collected by the CCP and being used to build a large data base that will be used in the cyber warfare that they have already been waging. No it’s not spyware, but to prevent China from collecting information on US citizens while they build a vast network poses as a major security risk. In the broader scope such who they are trying to get at and information that they are also trying to attain in order to gain access to our networks for other purposes, is something the CCP has been hard at work at and that should tell you the ramifications that can have later on, when tensions are starting to reach new levels between the two countries.

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If this was the goal then they should have started going after China decades ago. That stupid app isn’t going to give the Chinese any more info than they already have on the US population. Remember when Obama did absolutely nothing about them getting access to all of the security clearances in the United States? I can’t think of anything worse for a foreign enemy to get ahold of then that information.

They don’t go after China, and the reason is they wear two faces, they say they don’t sell people’s private information, but then they go to China, pay some garlic smelling vampire money and obtain it there by hosting a server in the basement of the CCP hacking quarters in Shanghai. I have seen it while spying on the Chinese aristo’s.

Here is a good analysis of Tik Tok by a guy I know and who has quite a bit of experience when talking about Chinese culture. In other words he has been around for a long time.

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The date nears.

Critics say TikTok, which the Beijing-based company ByteDance owns, invades the privacy of its users, potentially passing on data—including hardware IDs, IP addresses, WiFi access points, and GPS pings—to the authoritarian Chinese government. And TikTok does acknowledge some of these claims in its privacy policy, saying it can “automatically collect certain information from you when you use the Platform, including internet or other network activity information such as your IP address, geolocation-related data … unique device identifiers, browsing and search history.”

That discrepancy in privacy policy boils down to a big difference in what the U.S. and China ultimately do with people’s data.

“China has a very different legal framework and perspective on the rule of law,” Andrea Little Limbago, chief social scientist at Virtru, an encryption and privacy company, told Popular Mechanics last year. “TikTok claims they do not store data in China, but this is difficult to validate and does not address data privacy concerns prior to February 2019.” (That’s when TikTok was fined for its data privacy usage.)

“This is especially relevant as user data could inform intelligence campaigns targeting American citizens,” Little Limbago said.

Some speculate that part of Trump’s distaste for TikTok may stem from a covert campaign among some of the app’s young users back in June, when they reportedly purchased a large amount of tickets to the president’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma without any intention of attending the event.

One reason, preventing Chinese companies from gaining access to U.S. markets.

Another reason, a new law in China basically says that companies and individuals in China have to cooperate with the Chinese government when it comes to intelligence matters.

Seems that interference in the election data collection is real and it also seems that they have the support of the Chinese government. As it wasn’t directed at the left, they remain silent while we have a perfect example of election interference.


But…I have become dependent on TitTok. I don’t even bother going to other porn sites anymore :rofl:

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I’ve been getting all sorts of great workout tips! What am I going to do without this app???


I use the app to watch the latest dance routines.

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TitThot is a “dance” and “music” app :ok_hand:

ThiccThot is nothing but a softcore porn site and a pipeline to OnlyFans.

Is it normal that my feed is literally women shaking their ass like 50% of the time and the other is people recording crackheads on the street, or blue collar work videos. I’m lucky if I get someone with actual talent playing music.

What you see is based on the algorithm that tracks your previous views… degenerate.

You mean…seeing nothing but ass shaking and milk vids is not normal?