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11026176475?profile=RESIZE_400xTikTok and its parent company ByteDance will continue to safeguard US user data from China, Erich Andersen, general counsel for TikTok, has confirmed.  ByteDance is developing technologies “to make it physically impossible for any government, including the Chinese government, to access US user data,” Andersen made the claims in an interview with The Associated Press (AP) on 31 March 2023.


10496861099?profile=RESIZE_400xWellington Whimpy used to say, “I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” The manager of a State of Illinois White Castle restaurant is seeking enforcement of the state's biometric data privacy law on behalf of all the chain's employees for what she claims is a decade of violations. The proposed class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain, known for its hamburgers, alleges that fingerprint scans used to access restaurant computer systems violate the State of Illinois Biometric Inf

6964560886?profile=RESIZE_400xWells Fargo, the fourth-largest bank in the US, has directed employees to remove the TikTok social media app from their company-issued devices, citing security concerns. The bank's move to ban the app on corporate devices comes on the heels of Amazon, sending very mixed signals to its employees about whether they should remove TikTok from their company-issued devices. 

Amazon said in a memo asking employees to remove the app was initially sent in error, an Amazon spokesperson told media sources.

3796993568?profile=RESIZE_710xA class action lawsuit was filed in California against TikTok, the Chinese social media platform developer, in November 2019.  The lawsuit claimed that the TikTok app was designed to “covertly tap into a massive array of private and personally-identifiable information” and used “non-standard encryption to conceal the transfer of such data from users’ devices to Defendants.”

The 46-page lawsuit text contained details about the data types that TikTok was collecting, including user-generated video

3623640099?profile=RESIZE_710xTikTok is a popular social media app for sharing short user-created video clips.  TikTok is a youth-oriented app that is used primarily by those in the 16-24 age demographic.  TikTok is hugely popular with about 500 million monthly users worldwide and more than 26 million users in the United States.

The problem is that TikTok is a Chinese social media app, developed in China by a young engineer named Zhang Yiming and the AI development company, ByteDance, that he founded.  TikTok is the internat