You can't seriously be stating that this has anything to do with either politics or economics?If TikTok would be banned because it is spyware i'm totally fine with that. But its clear to see that its just an excuse to escalate the trade war.
I think people are missing the relevant facts here. It was at the urging of the intelligence and defense community that Trump "banned" TikTok. That's an executive order, not a law. It affects only governmental agencies. POTUS cannot make law by himself. (Did you guys study civics in grade school?) The app is not "banned' to the average citizen, though you'd need to be a moron to keep it on any of your devices. It is pure spyware.
This is more fallout from the human rights violations in Hong Kong, same as the Brits cancelling billions in orders from Huwai for 5G. They're saying it is over security, but the reason for cracking down on security is China is pissing everyone off by violating their Hong Kong agreement. China has reniged on it's treaty of "one country two systems" and stollen the people of Hong Kong's rights to free speech, assembly and to a free press. Expect to see more of this.
And to the pundits making this out to be all about Trump, your hatred makes you foolish. This is about China violating their treaty with the UK and stealing the rights of millions of people--stuff you just don't care about, but would if you weren't so busy hating.
Microsoft is now in talks to buy the U.S. portion of Tik Tok... https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/3/21352309/microsoft-tiktok-acquisition-deal-why-us-countries-dataI think one of two things will happen, either congress will recommend a policy change in how information and firewalls are handled with foreign data being allowed into the country which is what India did to ban it and Australia is also considering the ban in the same way. If congress finds a security risk they may be able to pass a law or policy that would allow the U.S. to ban something like this but it would take time.
The way its going to go down is the U.S. will force them to sell or merge it with an American company so the security risk is gone.
There is quite a few posts about how the U.S. can go after Tik Tok, there is also talk of retaliation against Apple and Google by China if it turns nasty.
Again, I don't think anyone argues the validity of the accusations against China and Tik Tok, we do however question Trumps motives. lol
why can't we just let the cringe die lolMicrosoft is now in talks to buy the U.S. portion of Tik Tok... https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/3/21352309/microsoft-tiktok-acquisition-deal-why-us-countries-data
While I agree we are in a Cold war with China, I don't remember anyone in this thread even bringing that topic up let alone disagreeing with you lol.I find it quite disturbing, how many people I talk to that don't know were in a cold war with China, completely not unlike the one we had with the USSR. I won't sit here and try to convince you if you don't believe me, I'd just encourage you to try and prove me wrong. The world is in much deeper shit than is being portrayed to the average person and there's way too many distractions.
If were talking about national security issues stemming from a Chinese app and how it relates to the bigger picture, then yes it completely relates to the topic. As for trump, your emotions are clearly leading your thoughts, I never brought him up let alone said I thought he's some sort of genius tactician.While I agree we are in a Cold war with China, I don't remember anyone in this thread even bringing that topic up let alone disagreeing with you lol.
The problem is we have an administration and a president who are incapable of handling any war, these people can't handle a playground snowball fight let alone something along the size and scope of a Cold war with China. The last Cold war lasted 40 years, if people think Trump is some sort of genius tactician than you are crazy, this man is impulsive, irrational and purely driven by the instinct to protect his ego at all costs.
So yes you are right there is a Cold war brewing but the last thing this country needs is a tweeting man child running the country as a personal ego trip, an administration more concerned with making the man child happy then serving the American people.
I never said you said he was, but there are many brainless twits in this country who do, that is why I said "people".If were talking about national security issues stemming from a Chinese app and how it relates to the bigger picture, then yes it completely relates to the topic. As for trump, your emotions are clearly leading your thoughts, I never brought him up let alone said I thought he's some sort of genius tactician.
You said "you". Unless the definition of "You" has changed you specifically were referring to me. It's cool, I can see how that can get misconstrued.if people think Trump is some sort of genius tactician than you are crazy
I never said you had a problem, I said that you were emotionally charged over something I didn't even mention. My post wasn't a reply to you, otherwise I would have replied specifically to your post. I made my statement and you dismissed it and condescendingly laughed about it which is insulting to say the least. You went on an unsolicited rant about trump, I replied to you, then you went on another rant about trump. How am I supposed to rationalize that.you are the one with the problem I think.
I accept and appreciate your apology. I know you didn't ask for this advice, but try not to let trump live in your head. These are stressful times and with all the anger and frustration we feel, it can bring out the worst in us.Deleted my comments, sorry for being MEAN! :( Where is 3.10 maybe if I had something to do I wouldn't be on these damn forums!