TikTok: The Straw that Broke the Camel's Back

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This week on Liftoff by Bottle Rocket, Tony and Peter dig into some heavy themes around TikTok, Data, Privacy, and your Data as a Currency.
How much are you willing to trade for your privacy? How much is your data worth to you
TikTok may be a video sharing platform, a social media app, or a way to make fun videos… But actually it’s a rally cry.
Perhaps we need to have a better understanding of the value that our activities across the global digital ecosystem bring to entities.
Is thumbing through 60 second videos worth forfeiting your privacy and data?

Episode References:
Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from phones, citing security risks, then changed its mind

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/10/amazon-tells-employees-to-delete-tiktok-from-phones-citing-security-risks.html

Redditor who reverse-engineered the TikTok app claims it's a huge data collection scheme

https://www.inputmag.com/tech/redditor-reverse-engineers-tiktok-app-claims-massive-data-collection-scheme

Daily Crunch: TikTok’s CEO resigns

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/27/daily-crunch-tiktoks-ceo-resigns/

TikTok To Sue Trump Administration Over Ban

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/08/900394707/tiktok-to-sue-trump-administration-over-ban-as-soon-as-tuesday

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