The TikTok Threat that Reveals a Deeper Threat from China

The clock keeps ticking for the popular video sharing app, TikTok. On Friday, the Trump administration extended a deadline, initial set for November 12, to give the Beijing-based owner, ByteDance Ltd., an additional fifteen days to find an American buyer—or face restrictions that would ban the app’s use in the United States.  CFUIS reviews that began last year raised alarms that ByteDance’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party could jeopardize personal information of some 175 million TikTok users in the United States. In a report in this summer, China Tech Threat once again highlighted these ongoing concerns. More recently, in a 60 Minutes interview last weekend, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley said “under Chinese law, ByteDance is required to share data… Read More