TikTok represents a ‘strategic’ challenge, says top US cyber official | – #TikTok #represents #strategic #challenge #top #cyber #official
RUTHERFORD, Calif., March 27 (Reuters) – USA National The head of the Security Agency’s cybersecurity division on Monday criticized TikTok USA said that it was not a “tactical” threat, but a “strategic issue” for
Speaking at a policy conference in Northern California, the spy agency’s director of cybersecurity, Rob Joyce, reiterated the agency’s previous position that Chinese-owned social the network application is like a “loaded gun” that the Chinese government can use to influence anything. Information Americans see.
“Why are you bringing the Trojan horse to the castle?” Joyce said at the conference.
Joyce said China could use its influence over TikTok to suppress information that could make the nation look bad for Americans.
His statements were made by FBI Director Christopher Wray and National Echoing earlier warnings from Security Agency director Paul Nakasone, they USA lawmakers have been told that TikTok can be used to run large-scale influence campaigns.
US President Joe Biden presented by dozens of senators law expressed his support for the project and gave him TikTok and other foreign technologies national will give the power to ban if it poses a security risk.
Last week, members of the US House of Representatives grilled TikTok CEO Shaw Zi-Chew over the app’s data management practices, reflecting growing bipartisan concern about the app’s 150 million US users. He has ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
Reporting by Stephen Nellis in Rutherford, Calif.; Edited by Chris Reese and Marguerita Choy
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