Why Don’t I Use TikTok?

It’s a very good question!

Why don’t I use TikTok?

Not only do I not use it, I’m advising my clients not to use it, at least for the time being.

Again, why?

I take cyber/information security very seriously, some might say too seriously.

(OK, I’ll freely admit it, I’m a worrywart!)

I will admit that the TikTok controversy is somewhat murky.

On one hand, we’re told that all information is stored on Oracle servers in this country and can’t be accessed by TikTok’s parent company in the PROC.

On the other hand, media accounts are around reporting that TikTok employees are saying that the parent company can see US citizens data.

At a minimum, even if the latter isn’t true then the parent company should do a better job of correcting this misinformation.

Then there’s the revolving door of US Presidential executive actions banning or not banning TikTok depending who’s in office at any particular time. 

I won’t go into the various Federal and state pronouncements on who should use TikTok, otherwise this blogpost would begin to resemble War and Peace.

The long and the short of it is, I’m not comfortable entrusting my information or my clients into this social media channel until the dust settles.

Do I think it’s as bad as some say?

No, I don’t.

Do I think things are as good as others say?

I’m reserving judgement for now.

But, if TikTok is listening, you never know, it might be a slow day wherever they are, they need to remember that they’re responsible for their own reputation.

Trying to ignore all this hubbub is not an effective strategy in my book and strikes me as being somewhat disdainful of their users’, current and prospective, concerns and interests.

For those screaming “Run away, run away!” like we’re in a Monty Python skit, the same goes.

Let’s see more proof or at least a clearer policy statement.

Oh, and for those thinking I’m overreacting…

Just remember, that it wasn’t that long along that the best and brightest were all saying that FTX was a sure thing.

That’s it for now!

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