Secretary Pompeo Warns of TikTok Data Mining

Warns that the facial recognition could be given to adversarial nation.

Over the weekend, Secretary Pompeo threw in his support with President Trump’s proposed ban on the social video platform TikTok. During his remarks to the press, he warned that the app exposes American’s data to the Chinese government. TikTok allows users to create short-form videos that are easily shared among one another.  

“These Chinese software companies doing business in the United States,” Pompeo said, “are feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist Party, their national security apparatus. Could be [users’] facial recognition pattern, it could be information about their residence, their phone numbers, their friends, who they’re connected to. Those are the issues that President Trump’s made clear we’re going to take care of. These are true national security issues.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would give President Trump the wisdom on how to safeguard Americans’ privacy.
  • For Secretary Pompeo to be led to the best way to conduct foreign diplomacy.
  • That the president’s administration would protect free speech.

Sources: Fox News, CNN, NPR


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