The strange attempt to nationalize or destroy the TikTok app appears to be blocked, at least temporarily. Judge Carl Nichols of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted an injunction. This doesn’t stop the November 12th ban, but does give a couple of more weeks of fighting to either make a deal and nationalize it somewhat, or show there’s no cause for the ban.
While the TikTok app is an abhorrent security risk just from what researchers have disclosed (app allowing remote control, root code in play, ability to download and execute third party code, etc) the ban does not appear to be based on that but that the app could theoretically send sensitive data back to China.
I mean, you’ve got more than enough reason to ban it as a security threat just from what researchers have disclosed and then go after a remote possibility. That’s just odd.[CNBC]