The U.S. Army is reviewing its use of Chinese-owned short video app maker TikTok for recruiting after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed concern earlier this month about the security of user data gathered by the app. Ryan McCarthy, the Secretary of the Army, said he ordered the review after Schumer’s comments. It’s just the latest piece of bad news for TikTok, which is owned by...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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