TikTok in China admits employees can access data of Europeans

TikTok in China admits employees can access data of Europeans

TikTok in China admits employees can access data of Europeans

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Now there is no question about whether TikTok employees in China can access the data of Europeans. company this week announced that it plans to update its privacy policy to explicitly list China as one of the countries where workers can access users’ data in the EU, such as location data that users share. choose to do. TikTok’s policy update comes amid a year-long investigation by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, which is looking into its data-transfer policies under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The investigation is part of an increased investigation by Western governments into the video-sharing platform, which Some US officials have called a threat to national securityt because of the often close ties between Chinese companies and the government in Beijing. TikTok, which is owned by China-based ByteDance, said in its announcement that its privacy policy update is “to include greater transparency in how we share user information outside Europe and how we collect user location information.” is for.” The new policy has come into effect from 2 December.

Liz Truss is having a tough time. Soon after his historically brief tenure as Prime Minister of Britain, mail on sunday informed of Her personal cell phone was hacked by agents acting on behalf of Russia when she was foreign minister. The breach allegedly allowed these Russian operatives to intercept messages between Truss and officials in other countries, including messages about Ukraine. Match The report further claimed that former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Cabinet Secretary Simon Case suppressed the breach. While the violations have not been confirmed, Labor Party officials are calling for an “immediate inquiry” into their Conservative opponents. “Such an attack by a hostile state raises extremely important issues of national security that our intelligence and security agencies would have taken extremely seriously,” said Labor Party shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper. said last weekend, “There are also serious security questions about why and how this information was leaked or released now, which should be investigated urgently.”

Another corporate creation from Jack Dorsey is facing new heat this week. according to a Forbes Probe, Cash App is helping to fuel sex trafficking in the US and elsewhere. Based on police records, “hundreds of court filings” and claims from former Cash App employees, the investigation found widespread use of Cash App in sex trafficking and other crimes. The company, which is owned by Dorsey-led Block Inc., says it “does not tolerate illegal activity on the Cash App” and has dedicated staff working with law enforcement. Meanwhile, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says that although rival payment platforms such as PayPal provide suggestions to the Center about potential child abuse facilitated by their services, Forbes writes, “Block has never made any suggestions.”

The US Treasury Department said this week that US financial institutions facilitated ransomware payments worth about $1.2 billion in 2021—a 200 percent increase since 2020. The report landed between one international white house summit Aimed to counter the rise of ransomware, a type of malware that allows attackers to encrypt a target’s files and hold them for ransom until the victim pays them. Himamouli Das, acting director of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, said in a Statement that “ransomware – which includes attacks by Russian-linked actors – remains a serious threat to our national and economic security. While the $1.2 billion payout is already painful enough, that number is likely to increase those costs and other financial problems.” Doesn’t take into account the consequences that come with a ransomware attack outside of pay.

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