TikTok’s security issues are now a global topic and more and more critical situations are being raised in the app developed in China. “The United States is concerned that China is using TikTok to collect private data of American citizens. We have made clear that the app is problematic and we are concerned for our national security, which is why we have asked Congress to act,” White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre warned in no uncertain terms during the usual briefing. With the press, who sought enlightenment with reference to the measure passed by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which gives President Joe Biden the power to ban TikTok and other apps.
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Meanwhile, even in France they are seeking cover. The service phones of members of the French government and the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, do not have the TikTok app. This was confirmed at the end of the French cabinet meeting by the spokesperson for the Trans-Alpine government, Olivier Ferrand, in response to a question about possible measures against the Chinese social network following the decisions of the United States, Canada and European institutions. “The President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and members of the government have service phones that in no way allow the installation of social networks. Ferran explained that there is no professional phone that contains the Tiktok application or any other social networks. “In ministries such as defense or interior, it has already been required not to install any social networking applications on service phones. Thinking is under way with regard to other ministries and possibly central or regional administrations.” For Ferran, “We do not want these applications to contain data that is processed outside the European Union because European sovereignty depends on it and we are not naive about this issue.” The war of nerves between the West and China continues, With heavy pressure on the subject of Tik Tok.
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