the Children and young people who läppsynkar to the music and dance away. A few parents have probably missed the internet phenomenon, Tiktok, the app, which in a short time to speed up, which is one of the world's most popular social media platforms. It has dominated the list of top downloaded apps and is expected to be more than half a billion users around the world.
for more than half A billion people's data is the worst of the world, for those who want to access information and secrets, or in order to identify patterns of behavior, and views on the net. The question is whether the Tiktok may be responsible for protecting their user's data. Behind the Tiktok can be found, namely the ByteDance a techföretag with its headquarters in Beijing, china.
with China's growing role in the global arena, it does not come to a stop in just to check on the population. Now, it is also about promoting the chinese communist party's interests abroad, and to expand China's influence. According to an australian research institute, ASPI, China has in recent years greatly improved its data collection around the world, in particular for this purpose.
Recently, the decision was also taken to the EUROPEAN body, the European data protection board, to Tiktok to be examined in the context of the data protection regulation GDPR.
To further understand how the chinese government's use of social media, you just have to take a look at the other chinese corporations, which have become a global player in the techfronten, the successful. Today, Tencent is one of China's largest instant messaging service, WeChat. With a refined artificial intelligence, is discovered and deleted the critical posts, even if the user should be carefully formulated in order to avoid the country's strict censurregler.
the Topics handelskonflikten of the united states, and that the Huawei-head in Canada is to be blocked frequently in the news. In the last year, also revealed a member of the Dutch network of the chinese people's armed police have access to millions of conversations, and the data from the Tencentägda platforms, with their endless number of internet cafes. This is in line with China's security, which forces the domestic companies to provide information on the country's authorities.
The Guardian , revealed that the company instructed its moderator to censor the videos, on subjects like the massacre in tiananmen square, or Tibet's independence. Approximately at the same time, , the Washington Post
it hardly was possible to find something in the app, when you are looking for videos about the Hong Kong protests, despite the fact that it was a particularly hot topic in the news at the moment.
in its defence, has the Tiktok claims to be concerned about out of date instructions. The company claims that it is not under any country's influence or control. However, it is unconvincing. Tiktoks link to it has already attracted the reaction of the united states, which started the national security review of the popular app, and since then it has been in the us army banned its personnel, to download the Tiktok, on the jobbtelefoner. Recently the EU agency, the European data protection board, to Tiktok to be examined in the context of the data protection regulation GDPR.
in the Tiktok is not like the app at any time, despite the fact that on the surface seems to be about young people, which has for Meghan Small Stallion's latest hit. The link to China is a reason to worry about the censorship, and the collection of user data.
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