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Delete TikTok now; if you know someone that is using it explain to them it is essentially malware operated by the Chinese government running a massive spying operation. https://t.co/J7N9FS7PvG— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) July 1, 2020

Full text: Delete TikTok now; if you know someone that is using it explain to them it is essentially malware operated by the Chinese government running a massive spying operation

What do you all think? Was TikTok built with malice or is this paranoia?

Dessalines
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Warning: Twitter, Google, Facebook, Reddit, Youtube, and Discord are malware operated by the US government, as part of a massive spying operation. Do not allow them to operate within your country’s borders unless you want your citizens to be spied on.

@fra
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What I find ironic is that on the orange website you find americans complaining about tik tok sharing data with the chinese government when all american companies are required to share data with the american government.

By the way, in which country is lemmy hosted?

Dessalines
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We’re currently in Lithuania.

@Rumblestiltskin
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Lithuania will be the next evil Empire after the USA and China. I can’t be a part of this! I mean look how many vowels they used in their name. Would you even make any money guessing that on Wheel of Fortune?

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Dessalines
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Not created by, it was hosted there tho, but we moved to OVH. Henlo :waving hand:

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@fra
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The dispute between Apple and the american government is about unlocking devices. When it comes to cloud data, Apple decided to side with the government. See also the cloud act, and nsa dragnet surveilance.

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@SirLotsaLocks
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I personally trust neither and any other companies in the 5 eyes as little as I can. Unfortunately that adds up to be most websites and companies I encounter in my day to day life.

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@nutomic
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And how do you know that? Last year it came out that some Twitter managers were spying for Saudi Arabia. I would be surprised if other countries weren’t doing the same.

@yogthos
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It gets so much worse, one of Twitter execs was recently revealed to be a British psyops officer, and Twitter closely collaborates with a deeply controversial U.S. and Australian government-funded think tank.

Dessalines
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Damn I didn’t know that one.

Related, Julian Assange has a good book / article about the links between the US state department, and the US’s silicon valley tech companies. They always align themselves and have cross-membership with the most dominant industries, finance capital, military, and now tech.

@yogthos
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Yeah, it’s incredibly naive to think that US companies aren’t directly working with US government. Snowden leaks are another example of just how deep the ties go.

In a sense, this is a worse situation than with China where the government tells you explicitly what it’s doing. A lot of people in the West don’t even realize they’re being spied on, thinking this is just something that happens in those evil authoritarian countries.

@nutomic
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I was actually searching for the British thing, but nothing at all came up in the searches. One could almost think that its being hidden from search engines.

@yogthos
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Yeah, I noticed that sort of thing happening as well before. That’s one of the core problems with commercialization of the internet in my opinion. Most access to information is now mediated by companies that have strong ties with governments and use opaque methods to decide what content the users see.

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@Rumblestiltskin
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But the US government does require them to do hand over any data they have on any users on request, which is basically having these companies work for the US government.

@yogthos
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Exactly, it’s just government spying on you with extra steps.

@Rumblestiltskin
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It is the illusion of free enterprise but really the government and corporations are melding into one. There is a name for that…

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adamsky
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Honestly it’s funny coming from people who are openly using twitter

@trokhymchuk
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Every proprietary software is possibly malware. And every big country which has big IT companies has own special services which spy on every people even from other countries

Evan
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That is a good way to look at it imao.

Just because it “is not” does not mean it cant

that is enouph for me

@Molly666
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No, I don’t think this is paranoia. Ok, I can admit that in the information and political race, the United States seeks to blacken China in all possible ways, but I have read with my own eyes many articles on the latest scandal related to the post on reddit. for example https://utopia.fans/privacy/tiktok-collects-users-data-delete-it-right-now/ And I have enough of my brain to understand that such requirements and closed source code cannot be just for an entertaining social network.

@BeatnikThespian
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Paranoia.

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@penloy
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I think US is probably much worse in this aspect. Plus, the US media blatantly over-exaggerates everything China does, including social-credit. The US make social-credit sound so spooky, but it’s really not as bad as the US media says it is.

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