World Australian PM: no evidence of TikTok misusing data

07:30  05 august  2020
07:30  05 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Australian Prime Minister Morrison speaks during a joint press conference at Admiralty House in U.S. officials have said TikTok poses a national risk because of the personal data it handles. Trump said on Monday the U.S. government should get a "substantial portion" of the sale price of of TikTok .

Australian TikTok users will be part of a massive corporate deal between US tech giant Microsoft and Chines Before completing the purchase, Microsoft will ensure all private user data can be transferred to the United States, and existing servers would have any user data deleted.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Tuesday there was no evidence that Chinese-owned TikTok had abused the data of its hundreds of millions of users.

Scott Morrison wearing a suit and tie: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison © DAVID GRAY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

"We have had a good look at this, and there is no evidence for us to suggest... that there is any misuse of any people's data," he told the Aspen Security Forum meeting in Aspen, Colorado.

"There are plenty of things that are on TikTok that are embarrassing enough in public, but it's that sort of social media device," he said via videoconference, chuckling.

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TikTok is under scrutiny in Australia for its ties to China, with some of the There is also anecdotal evidence emerging online of users who have had their videos censored. TikTok also claimed user data is stored in Singapore and the US, not China. But Mr Ryan said he believed Australian data still

Canada needs evidence of data misuse before considering TikTok ban: MPs. Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and New Democrat MP Charlie Angus each said in interviews that in order to ban TikTok , there needs to be evidence of misuse of personal information, which has not happened yet.

However, he said, Australians need to be "very aware" that TikTok and other social media platforms, including US-owned companies, reap enormous amounts of information on users and subscribers.

The difference with TikTok, he said, is "that information can be accessed at a sovereign state level," a reference to Chinese companies' legal obligation to share data with state intelligence services if they want it.

"But I think people should understand -- and there's a sort of buyer-beware process -- there is nothing at this point that would suggest to us that security interests have been compromised."

Citing a national security threat, President Donald Trump on Monday gave TikTok's parent ByteDance six weeks to sell the app to an American company or find it shut down.

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  TikTok responds to Trump: Millions in US using app for 'connection' amid pandemic TikTok fired back at President Trump after he announced he will soon ban the Chinese-owned video app from operating in the United States.In a statement, a TikTok spokesperson said the platform has provided millions of Americans with "entertainment and connection" during the coronavirus pandemic and denied criticism that its Chinese owner shares user information with Beijing."TikTok US user data is stored in the US, with strict controls on employee access. TikTok's biggest investors come from the US.

China’s ByteDance Ltd. is prepared to sell 100% of TikTok ’s U.S. operations as a way to head off a proposed ban on the music-video app by President Donald Trump, said two people with knowledge of the situation. “ TikTok U.S. user data is stored in the U.S., with strict controls on employee access.

The Snap Thesis: TikTok is emerging as a formidable competitor in the social media space, as it amassed 1.5 billion downloads globally by the But TikTok 's usage doesn't appear to be cannibalistic to Snap's usage compared to other social media platforms. In fact, data from Embee Mobile Insight

Microsoft is in talks with ByteDance, and any deal could include TikTok's Australia business.

But Morrison downplayed the immediate threat.

"There is no reason for us to restrict those applications at this point. We'll obviously kep watching them."

Nevertheless, he stressed that people "need to understand where the extension cord goes back to."

Earlier, China's ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, told the Aspen Security Forum that the US move to force the sale of TikTok violated free market principles.

"There is such a degree of political intervention -- government intervention -- into the market, there is such discrimination against Chinese companies, and these companies are just private companies," he said.

"To accuse China of not giving American companies a level playing field while at the same time they themselves are denying Chinese companies such a level playing field, this is extremely unfair."


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