• The Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast
Guard, Marine Corps, Department of
Homeland Security, and TSA (just to
name a few) all deemed TikTok a
cybersecurity threat and banned it
months ago. Sam Vinograd Esam_vinograd 18h
Replying to @kaitlancollins
It would be helpful to hear from an intelligence
professional regarding the threat posed by
@tiktok_us
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    • "Yeah, but those don't count because we don't want them to."
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    • “Hears it from an intelligence agency” - I’ll ignore that
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    • People blaming trump for focusing on tik tok during the pandemic is the dumbest thing. Yes, as a country we need to counter the virus better, but that doesn’t change tiktok is fucking spyware and needs to go
      Stunkie 3 aug
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    • People are saying “yeah but US companies steal our info too so” yeah bitch I don’t want them doing it either. But if I had to pick a stranger to loan my car to I’d choose the guy walking his dog over the guy convicted of Grand Theft Auto
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    • Only on government phones or devices for the military. Tsa and Holland banned it completely for their workers.
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    • People on Twitter are being so ducking insane right now. I saw one tweet that was like, “Mr. Trump, if you take away Tik Tok, you’re taking away millions of children’s coping mechanisms!” Bitch, shut the fuck up with these stupid ass ‘coping mechanisms’. You’ll find a new one.
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    • Spying on the populace is only okay when it’s the American government, not the Chinese.
      Biggy 3 aug
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    • Its about time it got banned here too. Tiktok has been banned in several other countries for the same reason. I dont know why someone's stupid coping mechanism is more important than national security.
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    • The us doesn't want China spying on its people. That's why a us company is going to buy it. Don't worry guys I'm sure the us govt won't use it to spy on its own people...
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    • Please, please, please go watch laowhy86’s video on youtube about Tik Tok. He has first hand experience dealing with China’s government and explains the very real problem with Tik Tok. Like so more people can see
      chorse 4 aug
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    • It’s all bullshit if the gov really care about our information being stolen then they would shut down Facebook gooogle etc and no websites would be up and running
      aceram 3 aug
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    • What information are they collecting exactly? I’m not saying I don’t believe they’re collecting info I just don’t know what info they’re collecting
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      cherzerd 3 aug
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    • NSA worried that they cant use tik tok to spy on people?
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    • The government is literally paying cellular companies to remove ZTE and huawei equipment in exchange for another supplier. Both companies sold us tech to Iran. Huawei had an espionage program and stole a robot from T-Mobile. When I was in AIT at fort Gordon we used to listen to briefs constantly
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    • How many times must China fuck us before you realize what's happening?
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    • The US government only cares about blatant spyware on civilians phones if it’s another country doing it
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    • The Chinese government can assume complete control over any Chinese company. The chinese government's startegic goal is to assume its influence over the world, which it is doing quite well. Being able to collect information on American citizens allows them to use it for military purposes.
      noondeer 3 aug
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    • *Chinese Government observes data of a man pretending to be 3 people for a skit* "Ohhhh, YES! Very good data!"
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    • “Buh buh trump bannig tiktok”
      Flubnub3 3 aug
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    • As a USAF member I can tell you for a FACT there has been no orders handed down from 2nd Air Force saying we CANNOT have that app. I still agree with the post in calling out Tik Tok but I'm telling you they're exaggerating
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    • Yes those companies do sell information but still have to jump thru hoops.. tik tok is a direct line of information for them to rustle thru
      ItzNate 3 aug
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    • You say it’s banned but it’s still on the App Store in the US. What are they just gunna slap your hand if you use it?
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    • This is true. We had someone get in big trouble for doing a tik tok on base in uniform. Not the smartest move.
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    • Damn I don’t have tik tok but what data they gone steal from me? All my porn tabs? All my pokemon? All my snapchats I don’t receive? My collection celebrity nudes that are available via internet? Or all my pics of my dog?
      Jasian69 3 aug
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    • Just ban it they way it’s turning our youth into soft core porn stars and strippers is terrifying
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    • Trump got the Chinese to sell to Microsoft by suggesting we ban it in the U.S.. The man is a genius
      Kraer 3 aug
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    • Wait people are fr okay with the spying and shit tiktok does?
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    • I work for one of the biggest family owned manufacturing companies in American. The whole company has banned Tik Tok from all company devices.
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    • "But trump wants to stop people from.protesting" shut the fuck up
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    • People will yell to wear masks but won’t believe the government when they say tik tik is a cyber security
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    • Bruh ever wondered why this kids app is getting alot of attention recently and why big money are being thrown around? It's all about data mining and the powerful stuff they can do with your own data. Don't sell yourself short your data and privacy is so important no matter how irrelevant you think
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    • Lmao TSA. One of these things is not like the others.
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    • The Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, google, Instagram, etc should all be banned as well. No more stealing our data.
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    • Can someone please explain to me how public info being posted on TikTok is a security threat, but public info being posted on Facebook or Instagram is not a security threat? I'm a mathematician working on cryptographic algorithms, and I legitimately don't understand this.
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    • Yeah but Karen’s done her research and she knows. The 47 year fat fuck sitting shirtless in his moms basement knows what he is talking about.
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    • The fuck are they gonna learn that Facebook and Google dont already know? How people confront there cheating spouses or how to do shitty dances? Like cmon now Facebook had a worse reputation and is STILL up
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    • Orange man bad!
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    • Didnt the nsa spy on its own people without warrants or am i not remembering that right?
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    • the tsa...the people who think a 120ml bottle will end thousands when you work at the airport?
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    • I honestly cant believe anyone is supporting banning a social media app because it steals data despite everyone knowing every social media app steals data. Oh trump doesnt like it?
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    • As a Cyber Security worker in the Air Force, I will say that it’s mostly a matter of national security on a federal level. But for any average civilian willing to download it, it’s only a threat to your personal information. I don’t think a nationwide ban should even be considered (1/2)
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    • Oh and the DOD
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    • Oh, NOW we care about what experts have to say
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    • Down with tiktok!
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    • Same person during Covid-19 will do whatever there government tells them To do.Wtf? If the security threat posed by Tik tok needs to be explained..... god help this countries ignorant stupidity. I swear Covids-19 is doing the lords work
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    • Yea, but they should also Bann any other app that harvests/sells data
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    • *banned it from government issued phones not private use phones
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    • They’re also banned from using other social media, so
      caramel 3 aug
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    • Actually it was only the army that banned tik tok within the US military.
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    • You guys keep saying that the US companies do it all the time too, true, but they only want it for personalized ads half the time, the issue with China doing it is that they can use a platform like tiktok for a mass cyber attack. They constantly are doing it elsewhere. Look up cyber attack maps.
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    • I get it but like doesn’t every single app and social media thing including Facebook do the same thing. This might be the gen z in but like yeah guys they obviously know what we do and who we do it with no big surprise with how advanced we’ve become. At this point I’m just waiting until we overthrow
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    • bruh the NSA is the cybersecurity threat
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    • Good riddance tiktok
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    • Berm
      Berm 3 aug
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    • skont 6 aug
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    • Delete the ching chong my king
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    • Yea the Air Force does a lot of techy intelligence work
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    • How are people actually pissed about TikTok getting banned lol. It should've been banned a long time ago just because it's the fucking worst
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    • Yeah but, the TSA is useless
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      Autauga 3 aug
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    • Fucking ban it already
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    • TikTok literally gives your IP number and personal information to China. So yeah. There’s that.
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    • The fuck is the tsa gonna do, take my phone when I board a plane?
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    • Oh look.. a liberal
      MrGing3r 4 aug
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    • People are defending spyware because "other companies do bad stuff". 2 wrongs don't make a right, dumbass. How can you not see this as a win? Embrace this and use the momentum to go after FB and the rest.
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    • To everyone that keeps saying they are stealing our data knows nothing about the company nor cyber security, first off the company stores all the data on servers in the US and has contracts with the Chinese branch of the company that legally they can't ask for the data or see the data
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    • I work for military contracting and it was banned a month ago from our personal phones.
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    • Stallin 3 aug
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    • “But they aren’t my favorite Tiktok content creator though, how do you know they’re telling the truth”
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    • I 100% respect that. Not to challenge it, because I still support it, aren’t those all run by our Red political leaders who have all say? If an executive order came down, not like anybody can do anything about it.
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    • Microsoft, Facebook, and google literally datamine more than tik tok. The take more information and sell it to Chinese corporations but that’s ok I guess because they’re American companies
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    • Know your fucking place trash
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      MacauliflowerCulkin 3 aug
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    • I can assure you no one in the fucking military qualifies as an intelligence professional.
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    • One of the reasons is the app is showing competition to the other major social media apps. So they want the app banned. Lobby for a bill to get it banned along with false evidence of data theft. Remember this happened to Vine then Twitter bought it and shut it down.
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    • But how is it a security threat if some average joe is using it, what’re they gonna do
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    • The TSA?
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    • Cool, I have no access to confidential info. Don't take it from me. Don't tread on me.
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    • why do yall even care so much abt a company stealing ur info
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    • Why should any country allow a China owned company into their country when China always rips ideas and companies to create their own product or companies and bans almost everything else. I will always say fuck China’s government.
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    • "Intelligence professional"
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    • We have to counsel privates on the shit they post
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    • What info was tiktok stealing?
      ChowDawg 6 aug
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    • Yeah! Now let's execute the tik tokkers
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    • Yea i work on top secret shit in the navy. Cant have tiktok on my phone. IM not missing much i hear
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    • So many tik toc memes almost makes me want to download IM KiDDIMG
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    • How can people be opposed to our president not liking the fact that a foreign communist government is spying on our children lol. You guys are weird af man
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    • They banned it from being used on military computers. They also don’t let you use any social media platforms on military computers due to cyber security.
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    • It's true, government phones are not allowed to have tiktok on them
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    • Tik tok is stupid and is obviously a Chinese data mine, but are we really trying to say the military is intelligent? Even TSA?
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    • When did the navy ban tik tok? That’s news to me
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    • Microsoft is likely going to buy it and then it won’t be banned
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    • Banning an app sounds like some authoritarian crap China would do. The president can’t do anything. It’s all talk and spectacle.
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    • I know plenty of marines that have tik tok
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