TikTok Vandals May Be A Thing Of The Past Thanks To The FCC

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Recently there have been a number of very rude and outright foolish guests at the Disney Parks that have either out themselves in danger or inconvenienced staff over internet clout. The popular mobile phone application TikTok has had a number of people do stupid stuff all for clicks on their social media.

Not long ago a guest sprayed cheese all over Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, causing a mess that staff would have to clean off. Another guest decided to stick their feet in the water while riding Splash Mountain, which was extremely dangerous as they could have either scraped, broken or even lost their toes, foot or even leg.

These trends can definitely lead to someone seriously getting hurt. But now there’s a small chance that this trend of disrespectful park guests will end before things get worse.

Brenden Carr, the Commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission (Or FCC for short) has sent an open letter to both Apple and Google to remove the popular TikTok application from their digital storefronts. 

 

The main reason for this being that the application harvests sensitive and private data for millions of users and sends it all back to Beijing.

Here is an excerpt from the letter:

TikTok is not what it appears to be on the surface. It is not just an app for sharing funny videos or meme. That’s the sheep’s clothing. At its core, TikTok functions as a sophisticated surveillance tool that harvests extensive amounts of personal and sensitive data.

Carr’s letter also states that if neither Apple or Google to not remove TikTok from their stores by July 8th they will have to provide statements as to why:

The basis for your company’s conclusion that the surreptitious access of private and sensitive U.S. user data by persons located in Beijing, coupled with TikTok’s pattern of misleading representations and conduct, does not run afoul of any of your app store policies.

It should be noted that previous U.S. President Donald Trump attempted to have TikTok banned during his term, but was unsuccessful.

Though it is a long shot if TikTok is indeed banned from the U.S. market we will most definitely see a steep decline in park guests who preform these foolish and outright dangerous stunts.

Source: CNBC


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