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    India bans TikTok as tensions with China escalate

    India is banning TikTok and several other well-known Chinese apps, saying they pose a "threat to sovereignty and integrity," in the latest indication of escalating tensions between the two countries.

    ]India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a statement Monday that it had received many complaints about misuse and transmission of user data by some mobile apps to servers outside India. "The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures," the ministry said, listing 59 apps including many prominent Chinese ones that will be subject to the ban.
    India bans TikTok and 58 other apps as tensions with China escalate - CNN

    Smart move by India. TikTok is Chinese spyware and is China interfering in our election. China outright attacked Trump's rally fake reserving a million tickets. Of course China Joe Biden is their candidate. They paid a billion dollars for him. Biden in return delivered them trillions is trade concessions. Biden said he opposes the $550 billion in tariffs on China - a direct $550,000,000,000.00 pay off the China for a Biden win.

    TikTok and ALL Chinese apps should be banned in the United States - no exceptions.
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    Re: India bans TikTok as tensions with China escalate

    So you download them via VPN on a foreign IP address. Software bans will never work. Even hardware bans back in the 80's were only marginally effective as people like Gaddafi still ended up being able to get their hands on the latest computers with the most up to date encryption anyway.

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    Re: India bans TikTok as tensions with China escalate

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    India is banning TikTok and several other well-known Chinese apps, saying they pose a "threat to sovereignty and integrity," in the latest indication of escalating tensions between the two countries.

    ]India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a statement Monday that it had received many complaints about misuse and transmission of user data by some mobile apps to servers outside India. "The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures," the ministry said, listing 59 apps including many prominent Chinese ones that will be subject to the ban.
    India bans TikTok and 58 other apps as tensions with China escalate - CNN

    Smart move by India. TikTok is Chinese spyware and is China interfering in our election. China outright attacked Trump's rally fake reserving a million tickets. Of course China Joe Biden is their candidate. They paid a billion dollars for him. Biden in return delivered them trillions is trade concessions. Biden said he opposes the $550 billion in tariffs on China - a direct $550,000,000,000.00 pay off the China for a Biden win.

    TikTok and ALL Chinese apps should be banned in the United States - no exceptions.
    I don't blame India, that's one of the top reason I don't want my daughter having TikTok beside the obvious obnoxious parts of it all.
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    Re: India bans TikTok as tensions with China escalate

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    So you download them via VPN on a foreign IP address. Software bans will never work. Even hardware bans back in the 80's were only marginally effective as people like Gaddafi still ended up being able to get their hands on the latest computers with the most up to date encryption anyway.
    People should still be aware of what TikTok does and who they represent. The Trump rally was a good example of how they can, and will, interfere in an election campaign.

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    Re: India bans TikTok as tensions with China escalate

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred C Dobbs II View Post
    People should still be aware of what TikTok does and who they represent. The Trump rally was a good example of how they can, and will, interfere in an election campaign.
    That is true for all of them, American or otherwise. Don't think the NSA isn't all up in your cellphone anyway. When Zuckerberg or Google talk "consent" they are not talking about what normal people would call consent. It is why we need to have a major push for legislation to protect users instead of taking a back seat to the EU on technology and privacy.

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    Re: India bans TikTok as tensions with China escalate

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    That is true for all of them, American or otherwise. Don't think the NSA isn't all up in your cellphone anyway. When Zuckerberg or Google talk "consent" they are not talking about what normal people would call consent. It is why we need to have a major push for legislation to protect users instead of taking a back seat to the EU on technology and privacy.
    That is true but motives vary.

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    Re: India bans TikTok as tensions with China escalate

    [QUOTE=joko104;1072173547]India is banning TikTok and several other well-known Chinese apps, saying they pose a "threat to sovereignty and integrity," in the latest indication of escalating tensions between the two countries.

    ]India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a statement Monday that it had received many complaints about misuse and transmission of user data by some mobile apps to servers outside India. "The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integr







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    Clearly this is from a Russian troll farm. It has been in the news for a very long time that the Russians were in it for Trump. And in Helsinki, Trump betrayed the country when he publicly sided with Putin. You can not argue this.

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    Re: India bans TikTok as tensions with China escalate

    While I agree it's wise to be wary of TikTok and other companies from the PRC and that India is probably smart to try and ban it (though as others have noted, that's impossible to do), the PRC is NOT paying for the tariffs, the American consumer is.

    Republicans used to understand things like this. Hopefully they will again, post Trump.

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