Taking Action Against the TikTok Data Security Threat
In our previous post about TikTok, we highlighted why the United States should ban TikTok. At the end of the video, we asked if the TikTok data security threat was worth the gratification U.S. users get from using the app. Fortunately, U.S. lawmakers have answered our question with a clear no!
The information age society has developed an addiction to social media. This addiction is so strong that so many of our interactions with each other have moved to cyberspace. We used to call or visit each other to check in, but now we rely on social media status updates. When someone calls or visits you to see how you are doing, you get validation because someone cares about you. Now we fulfill our desire for validation with likes on our social media profiles. For example, when you post a TikTok video and people like it, you feel validated.
Our Addiction To Digital Validation Has Made Us Vulnerable
Cyber threats against the U.S. are real. However, our constant need for digital validation has caused us to ignore the TikTok data security threat. Unfortunately, many cybersecurity threats are like vampires; they must be invited in before they can attack their victims. In the case of the TikTok data security threat, we invited them in and voluntarily gave them our blood. In this scenario, the blood in question is our data.
As cybersecurity professionals, we have explained the TikTok data security threat to our family and friends and watched in horror as they continue to use the app. In this video, JJ and Geronimo explain why it is a good idea for U.S. lawmakers to pass the bill to ban TikTok from the U.S. Watch to learn more.
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