Saturday, March 2News That Matters

Tag: Ministry of Science

The absurdity of TikTok spying allegations

The absurdity of TikTok spying allegations

FEATURED, NEWS, TECH
Opinion By Fabian Schmidt Whether a Chinese, US or European firm runs the platform where people share data makes no difference. If users want to show themselves, everyone will get their data, writes Fabian Schmidt. The zeal with which the Chinese regime collects data is really quite frightening. The Communist Party imposes total surveillance on its citizens that puts to shame even the horror scenarios of George Orwell's 1984. After all, when Orwell wrote his book in 1948, he could not have predicted what the internet era would one day make possible. In light of Beijing's aggressive expansionist policies, we should indeed be worried about protecting our data. Among other things, this means not relying on Chinese G5 technology, as security experts in the West cannot verifia...