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What’s the Danger from TikTok?

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What’s the Danger from TikTok?

Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images. An interview with Paul Bracken – Professor of Management & Professor of Political Science.

In September, under pressure from the Trump administration to sell its U.S. operations, the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok tentatively agreed to partner with Oracle. We asked Prof. Paul Bracken, an expert on strategy and technology, about the security threat from Chinese technology companies and how the conflict might play out.

Were there legitimate security concerns that necessitated the sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations? Would the same concerns apply to other companies?

There are serious security concerns for several companies owned by China based in the United States. TikTok is often presented as a frivolous threat, showing the paranoid view of spying on teenagers and innocuous chit chat. But TikTok is right in the heart of […]

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