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12402260857?profile=RESIZE_400xThe US House of Representatives has passed legislation that could lead to a nationwide ban on the popular video-sharing app TikTok, reigniting debates around data privacy, national security, and the limits of government oversight.  The bipartisan bill, named the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, requires the Chinese company ByteDance to divest its ownership of TikTok.  If it fails to do so, the app would be prohibited from operating in the United States, an

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

9310314865?profile=RESIZE_400xAlmost 2 years ago (09-2019), Red Sky Alliance reported on the negative ramifications of TikTok: “TikTok 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 nam

8503407452?profile=RESIZE_400xThe ongoing controversies surrounding TikTok hit a new gear on 14 January 2021 with a bombshell report accusing the Chinese company of spying on millions of Android users using a technique banned by Google.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, TikTok used a banned tactic to bypass the privacy safeguard in Android to collect unique identifiers from millions of mobile devices, data that allows the app to track users online without allowing them to opt out.

TikTok, based in Beijing, China, h

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