look, I see TikTok for the surveillance apparatus that it is... BUT I do not like IMPOTUS trying to set a precedent here that he gets to decide what is accessible.
He is the greater of these two evils.
This whole incident DID make me happy with my Daughter... who is a TikTok user... She came to me about it as a news item, very angry, and I said " So what are you going to do?"
Her response was better than I could have hoped for.
"First, VPN. Second, vote. Third, torches."
@thegibson It’s a surveillance apparatus JUST LIKE FACEBOOK, but Facebook panders to his base while TikTok users INSULTED THE DEAR LEADER and is *gasp* RUN BY FURRINERS!
…honestly at this point Mango Mussolinin is a bigger evil than just about *anything*. Which is an amazing achievement in its own way.
I believe two things can be horrible without having to be measured to find which of the two is less awful, which is why I am not comparing the government attempting to block an application with an horrifying level of invasion into a device holding personal data.
Those two things are terrible - and using a VPN will only counter one of the two.
@thegibson Now, let's reverse this. I know that the big social network are absolutely private, but if they are US-based, they have to answer to the Patriot Act, don't they?
So, other countries banning those for spying for the USgov would be quite fun.
@thegibson The kids are all right.
@thegibson It seems you have raised your child ready for the XXIth c. Good job there!
@arcans I just aimed for the Dystopia I was warned about by the writers.
I have yet to be disappointed.
@thegibson A successful bully born and bred.
(she's absolutely cool, though, don't get me wrong. Good people)
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.