TikTok moves US user data to Oracle platform2022-06-20 17:06 by Daniela
Tags: TikTok, Oracle
TikTok has moved its US user data to Oracle's cloud platform, the short-form video app announced Friday. The decision addresses concerns from US officials that the social media company's Chinese ties could pose national security risks.
Backups of U.S. user data will be stored in TikTok's own servers in Virginia and Singapore for the time being before ultimately being deleted in the switch to Oracle's platform.
TikTok has faced years of criticism for potentially exposing the data of US users to China, where TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, is based. In 2020, former President Donald Trump threatened TikTok with a nationwide ban and attempted to force the company into separating its US-based assets from ByteDance, calling it a threat to national security.
TikTok has already come under fire for its data collection, and this is just another step in yet another app collecting information on its users and doing whatever it pleases with it. It seems being online in 2022 is becoming more and more difficult to do while maintaining some semblance of privacy and data autonomy.
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