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Q: Whose know why US want to ban TikTok?

Whose know the real reason why US want to ban TikTok ? US can create another Apps ThinkTalk to substitute TikTok instead of banning the Apps.

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Why US has to allow TikTok since Facebook, youtube, Twitter, google are banned in China long before?

Ban google from China is the most stupid thing, most business are on google! You can go on google to find a lot of clients!
Ie, China ban themselves from the rest of the world!
I can see most Chinese's social behavior are weird compares to people from the rest of the world! Brain damage from self isolation!!!

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... 'cause US wants to prevent mainland Chinese practice English for free ... 

... 'cause it's Chinese app. .. 

 

Why China banned FB, Reuters, NYT  and others ... long years ago?

You didn't file any complains at e-Tities as I remember ...

 

You see-ee ... it's called 'tit-4-tit' ... and my tits are larger ..., everybody here knows that! ... 

 

Any US excuse for the latest ban is good ...

 

https://news.yahoo.com/should-the-us-ban-tik-tok-over-security-concerns-...

Should the U.S. ban TikTok over security concerns?

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trump-admin-mulls-tiktok-ban-sino...

White House Weighs TikTok Ban As Worries About CCP Infiltration Intensify

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/white-house-looking-banning-tikto...

DoJ, FTC Investigating TikTok Over Child Privacy Violations

 

https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3094132/tiktok-new-chinese-...

TikTok is the new Chinese threat to US national security

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Tiktok/Douyin lowers a Human's IQ. Just look at someone watching it as drool runs from the corner of their mouth and how they loose the ability to speak, pay attention for more than one minute and to have any manners.

Vacuous junk created by vacuous untalented morons.

In short tiktok sucks and is a scourge on humanity. Good riddance. It's the first piece of good news in 2020.

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Woow, no more Chinese show-offing with the i-Phone ...

 

Beijing warns that Chinese consumers may BOYCOTT Apple if US goes through with WeChat ban

Beijing warns that Chinese consumers may BOYCOTT Apple if US goes through with WeChat ban

Chinese citizens could soon abandon their iPhones for good if Washington bans popular messaging app WeChat, Beijing has warned, pointing to survey data showing most consumers are ready to ditch Apple. 

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Why US has to allow TikTok since Facebook, youtube, Twitter, google are banned in China long before?

Ban google from China is the most stupid thing, most business are on google! You can go on google to find a lot of clients!
Ie, China ban themselves from the rest of the world!
I can see most Chinese's social behavior are weird compares to people from the rest of the world! Brain damage from self isolation!!!

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Plain and simple....What is good for the goose, is good for the gander. 

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The real reason for US Tik-Tok ban is proprietary software in Tik-Tok ... it's an algorithm, which determines user's needs and behaviour through the website. Similar algorithms are used at other websites to sniff out user's preferences and respond with appropriate adverts (pop-ups) and similar.

 

https://social.techjunkie.com/how-does-the-tik-tok-algorithm-work/

 

"Tik Tok brings the social media app experience to a new level. It is not revolving only around the content posted by your friends or the people you follow, like Instagram or Facebook. When you launch the app you are not immediately going to see what your friends post. Instead, you will see the “For You” page."

 

Such algorithm is secretive, so US planned to buy Tik-Tok or ban. US wants to have a look at the algorithm and China won't let them ...

 

Chinese widely use such an algorithms everywhere at Chinese web. It started with the monitoring of citizens in Xinjiang through the street cameras (2012), where gov. can detect many other things beside the identity ..., so US gov. is concerned at such scanning of US citizens.

 

This ban of Chinese app. is just the beginning ... of Internet based bans.

 

https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2019/11/the-tiktok-algorithm-how-it-work....

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The justification is simple,The US does not want power other than himself.China is the biggest obstacle to the USA's desire to become the world's gendarme.US deep forces,  wants to stop in every field of china.This is why Tik Tok and Huawei intolerance.

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The bigger question is. Why does Trump want to ban TikTok? It seems to be just his kind of app, you girls dancing and stuff. 

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I feel like it was only month ago when Russia, or China, did try to ban some US social network, and what the outcry was back then ...

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US conspiracy, western propaganda to smear China

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Construction of new 'Great Wall ...'

Trump-a: "I'll ban everything & everybody ..."

 

"In Complete Shock": China's Lead Chip Maker Denies PLA Military Ties As Trump Mulls Blacklisting

Chinese industry leaders recently warned of devastation: “The entire chip industry is too fragile to defend itself. We are at least 20 years behind compared to Silicon Valley...

 

Executives of Chinese companies which produce chips  vital in every device that stores data from computers to mobile phones to barcode scanners — are increasingly worried their industry is next on the Trump sanctions hit list, also after widespread reports that Beijing plans to in desperation ramp up its lagging domestic semiconductor development over the next decade as continued outside access to the most advanced chips looks increasingly in doubt.

Some are speaking out, attempting to make crystal clear to Washington that they are not puppets of either the Chinese state or PLA military. The country's largest and leading homegrown chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC), is vehemently denying its technology is for military use after Reuters on Friday said Trump is mulling adding the publicly traded company to a US blacklist.

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Epoch Times ... with leaked document on why no mor Tik-Tok ...

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/leaked-document-reveals-how-ccp-u...

 

Leaked Document Reveals How CCP Uses ByteDance-Owned App To Spread Propaganda

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Trump-a is holding you ...  by the balls ...

 

Trump Insists TikTok Sale Deadline Won't Be Extended

    It's the latest stalling tactic from the Chinese tech upstart...

     

     

    Update (1850ET): Just hours after White House sources reportedly suggested that the Trump Administration was weighing whether to give ByteDance another extension on the now-Sept. 15 deadline for a sale of TikTok's US business to an American entity, Trump said during a Thursday press conference.

     

    "We’ll either close up TikTok in this country for security reasons, or it will be sold," Trump told reporters Thursday before boarding the presidential aircraft for a campaign trip to Michigan. "There will be no extension of the TikTok deadline."

     

    We await the flurry of anonymously sourced reports advising that a deal to extend the deadline in exchange for some window-dressing, face-saving compromise has purportedly been reached.

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    Beijing Says TikTok's Algorithm "Not For Sale" As Deadline Looms

    “The company [ByteDance] will not hand out source code to any US buyer, but the technology team of TikTok in the US can develop a new algorithm..."

     

    As both ByteDance and Washington dig in their heels in a dispute over a potential sale of TikTok's US-focused business, the Chinese tech upstart has just sent out its latest trial balloon in what has become a rapidly escalating game of chicken: The SCMP, a paper with ties to the CCP, is reporting that TikTok's algorithm will not be sold to an American buyer.

    Any potential buyer could simply buy TikTok's US business, and build its own algorithm. But the TikTok algorithm uses advanced AI technology - technology that was recently included in a list of restricted assets that can't be sold to foreign buyers without state approval. Beijing has long opposed a deal, though initially it appeared that Beijing would tolerate a sale, at a premium, to be sure, so long as it's not a "smash and grab" rush job.

    Trump said Thursday that "we'll either close up TikTok in this country for security reasons, or it will be sold...there will be no extension of the TikTok deadline."

    Communist Party spokespeople have accused President Trump of trying to bully the company into a sale. Now, the SCMP is saying that the algorithm isn't for sale, but a western buyer could still purchase "the car, but not the engine."

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    Sold ...

     

    Mnuchin Confirms CFIUS Will Issue Decision On Oracle-TikTok Deal In Coming Days

    "We did get a proposal over the weekend that includes Oracle as the trusted technology partner," Mnuchin said before clarifying that the deadline is Sept. 20.

     

     

     

    https://news.yahoo.com/tiktok-reaches-deal-oracle-001005063.html

    TikTok reaches deal with Oracle, rejects Microsoft as White House deadline looms

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    The matter with Tik-Tok ban in USA is just a beginning 'cause Chinese by hosting data web pocessing Co.'s around the world collecting information about foreigner nationals around the world ... Brits and other western countries will prevent Chinese web hosting Co. access to users in Britain ... Huawei among others ..

    Chinese are engaging in special targeted warfare through the web ...

     

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2020-09-15/china-tracking-indian-citizens...

     

    Chinese phones being used to commit identity theft

    The Shenzhen based Zhenhua Data Information Technology prides itself on being a pioneer in making use of data for “hybrid warfare”—non-military warfare comprising of the political, economic, and technological aspects. The company has curated a global database comprising of “foreign targets”. The database information has been obtained from but not limited to web and social media platforms. The information has also been extracted from extensive research papers, articles, patents, and more.

    A source reportedly said to The Print, “Open source is not an issue. The issue comes when someone is tracking the IP address or getting information from the use of Chinese phones. This is a fear that has always been there and, hence, necessary directions were issued against use of certain Chinese products, including mobile phones”

    The individuals targeted by the company in India reportedly include President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat, and at least 60 senior serving and retired officers of the military.

    The Indian Express has also claimed that the lengthy list includes state chief and cabinet ministers, mayors, sarpanches (village council heads), and legislators, at least 1,350 politicians and lawmakers. The statement said, “Top scientists across apex bodies for nuclear power, atomic energy, and space research were on the radar, too. As were industrialists Ratan Tata and Gautam Adani, startup entrepreneurs Nipun Mehra (founder of fintech app BharatPe), bureaucrats, judges, academicians, journalists, actors, sportspersons, religious figures, and activists. And even hundreds accused of financial crime, corruption, terrorism, and smuggling of narcotics, gold, arms or wildlife.”

    China is not ‘only’ tracking Indians

    Further investigations have revealed that India was not the only state that fell prey to Zhenhua. The Chinese technology firm, which counts the Chinese government and military among its clients, reportedly harvested the data of over 2.4 million people across India, the US, the UK, Australia Japan, Canada, Germany and the UAE. This is a massive breach of privacy and constitutes identity theft under laws enacted by most states.

    Christopher Balding, a Vietnam-based professor says, “The world is only at the beginning stages of understanding how much China invests in intelligence and influence operations using the type of raw data we have to understand their targets.”

    ... more ...

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    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-slams-tiktok-deal-american-...

     

    The Trump Administration's skullduggery in trying to crush a competitor isn't just a problem for China. "A hegemonic country...cannot tolerate any country above it."

     

    Kyle Bass reminded us on Tuesday  that China's claims are simply more 'pot calling the kettle black'. By giving ByteDance a hard time, the Trump administration is essentially giving China a taste of its own medicine (foreign companies operating in Beijing are subjected to a host of controls, including forced partnerships with domestic entities), Bass argued.

     

    Still, the editorial continued: "China, which has gone through ups and downs, will not hide or turn a blind eye to difficulties and challenges, obstacles and variables, and will not panic or get confused. After the wind and rain, it is a rainbow. It has withstood the test again and again, and we will finally go through the wind and rain and usher in a better tomorrow."

    Gao Zhikai, a prominent former diplomat and translator, warned that the saga has sparked "complete disbelief" among Chinese leaders: "China wants to emphasize that the Chinese companies' legitimate rights cannot be violated without consequences." Others reminded the US of threats, leaked over the weekend, that Beijing might respond to the US's latest aggression by restricting trade, investment and visas for certain American companies by adding them to an "unreliable entities" list that Beijing used as a cudgel during the trade talks with Washington. This just further cements the impression that the TikTok-Oracle deal was just another "for show" agreement, like the 'Phase 1' trade deal.

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