WeChat

WeChat Banned, TikTok Saved

The past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity surrounding two Chinese apps, TikTok (Bytdance) and WeChat (Tencent) and their ability to continue to have a presence in the United States ...
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TikTok

U.S. Requires Servers to Ban TikTok, WeChat Traffic

On Sunday, Sept. 20, Chinese company ByteDance’s TikTok and WeChat die. President Trump’s executive order, which prohibits any “transactions” with ByteDance thereafter, has now been clarified to note that “transactions” include both ...
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Almost 235 Million YouTube, TikTok and Instagram Profiles Exposed Online by Unsecured Database

Almost 235 Million YouTube, TikTok and Instagram Profiles Exposed Online by Unsecured Database

A security researcher has found a database with almost 235 social media profiles scraped from the Internet, likely belonging to Social Data. Public user data is precious, and many companies want to ...
Twitter Hack Lessons Learned, TikTok Ban, Rite Aid Facial Recognition Cameras

Twitter Hack Lessons Learned, TikTok Ban, Rite Aid Facial Recognition Cameras

In episode 133 for August 10th 2020: What we can learn from the big Twitter hack, why everyone is trying to ban TikTok, and pharmacy chain Rite Aid’s use of facial recognition ...
Hybrid Warfare: How Cancel Culture Can Fuel a War

Hybrid Warfare: How Cancel Culture Can Fuel a War

Countries in conflict are starting rely on a hybrid variation of tactics and techniques, including cyber activity and information/influential campaigns. The post Hybrid Warfare: How Cancel Culture Can Fuel a War appeared ...
Wells Fargo Employees Advised to Delete TikTok from Company Phones

Wells Fargo Employees Advised to Delete TikTok from Company Phones

The popular TikTok app was deemed a security risk by Wells Fargo, and its employees have been told to delete the app from their phones. It’s not the first company to suggest ...

TikTok Privacy Concerns, macOS Ransomware, Bad Passwords

In episode 128 for July 6th 2020: In episode 128 for July 6th 2020: New TikTok privacy concerns, the rise of macOS ransomware, and details on new research about bad password choices ...
TikTok

TikTok Banned: 59 Chinese Apps Blocked in India

India blocks 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, over national security fears ...
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‘TikTok is Spyware,’ Warns Reddit CEO. ‘We Don’t Care,’ Say Users

‘TikTok is Spyware,’ Warns Reddit CEO. ‘We Don’t Care,’ Say Users

Millennial social app TikTok is “fundamentally parasitic,” according to Steve Huffman, Reddit’s co-founder ...
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TikTok Lawsuits Show The Need For Increased Scrutiny of Apps

TikTok, the popular video posting app, has come under increased scrutiny. Recently, two lawsuits filed against the platform accused TikTok of privacy violations. According to a report from Reuters, a plaintiff accused ...