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The case against TikTok

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The case against TikTok

March 24, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In his first appearance before Congress on March 23, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew came under fire from a united U.S. Congress as he sought to assuage lawmakers' concerns. TikTok has landed on the radar of several countries over the last few years as concerns of China meddling and misappropriating user data has skyrocketed. Citing those same security concerns Canada banned TikTok on government devices in February this year (the U.S. did prior to this in December) and...

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Monitoring Matters

Repent, Harlequin! They said to the TikTok man

February 1, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

Let me start off this week’s blog by saying that the cat is finally out of the bag for Eufy this week as the company admitted to its security cameras producing unencrypted streams for their web portal. Big kudos to Sean Hollister and the journalists at The Verge for leaning in on Anker and getting to the heart of the story like that. I wrote a small piece about it at the time and had much the same response from their PR teams initially, a canned statement, followed by deflection, denial,...

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