Saturday, September 19, 2020

TikTok checkmates Trump


Trump To Block Downloads Of TikTok & WeChat On Sunday – But Every Teenager Knows How To Use VPN To Bypass It

For the time being, Donald Trump doesn’t know what to do with TikTok’s counter proposal of making Oracle its “business partner” or “trusted tech partner”. As a trusted tech partner, Oracle will manage TikTok’s U.S. user data. As a business partner, Oracle will own a minority stake that will be less than 20% of the new global TikTok.

It was a brilliant strategy to maintain ByteDance’s ownership of TikTok but at the same time solve the problem related to user security. Trump is expected to decide very soon. If the U.S. president insisted that Oracle must own a majority stake or the entire TikTok U.S. business, then it’s as clear as crystal that it was never about national security, but a daylight robbery of the Chinese’s algorithm.

If Trump approves the proposal, it will open the floodgate to other foreign companies to copy the same business model. On the other hand, if the TikTok-Oracle partnership is disallowed, the American company will lose the opportunity to own a stake in the hugely popular social video app that has 100-million American “Generation-Z” users. TikTok’s owner – ByteDance – is ready to shut down, temporarily.

But before Trump makes his decision, ByteDance has thrown a carrot for the president. China-based ByteDance plans to do an IPO (initial public offering) of global TikTok on a U.S. stock exchange. Not only it will address ownership concerns, but there will be a new U.S. board of directors for American operations, not to mention the jobs it will create for Americans.

“ByteDance will not give away its source code to any U.S. buyer, but TikTok’s technology team in the US can develop a new algorithm,” – says a source. Sources told the South China Morning Post (SCMP) – “The car can be sold, but not the engine.” Even if ByteDance wants tosell TikTok’s algorithm, it can’t due to direct involvement of Beijing.

With the direct intervention from Beijing, sources said China prefers to see TikTok shut down in the United States than to see its secret recipe falls into the hands of the Americans. Indeed, the engine or the algorithm is the reason why Microsoft, Oracle, WalMart, Twitter, Netflix and even Triller, a rival app, wanted to buy TikTok in the first place.

On Wednesday, Trump has backed off from his initial bizarre demand for “key money” for allowing the transaction. He complained that his lawyers told him it was illegal. At the same time, the president expressed his displeasure over the idea that the TikTok-Oracle partnership will see the Beijing-based ByteDance would retain a majority stake in TikTok.

In order not to look weak, the Trump administration has decided to block downloads of TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night (September 20th). The U.S. Commerce Department also announced that there will not be additional technical transactions for TikTok until November 12 to give time to both sides to strike a deal. Approvals from both Washington and Beijing are needed.

The order from the Trump administration, however, will not ban U.S. companies from doing businesses on WeChat outside the United States. Obviously, the move is to protect U.S. companies operating in China such as Walmart and Starbucks. The order also will not prohibit Apple or Google from offering TikTok or WeChat apps outside the United States.

Perhaps someone should advise the POTUS that every teenager knows how to use a VPN (virtual private network) to bypass the download ban. They could always use a VPN and pretend they are in Canada or other parts of the world to download WeChat or TikTok. Amusingly, “existing users” will not be forced to remove the apps or stop using them.

In the same breath, the U.S. government will not penalize people who use TikTok or WeChat in the United States. The fact that current users are not stopped from using TikTok suggests that Trump was careful not to offend 100-million American teenagers. Interestingly, the 2020 Presidential Election will be over by November 12. The ban could be lifted thereafter, either by Trump himself or President Biden.


  1. Wakakakakaka…

    Copycat? Human right? Freedom of choice? National security?

    To ALL u, uncle Sam cult followers, what a beautiful sight that a firewall worthy the oft-chanted CCP Chinese equivalent has been copied/reproduced in yr dreamed land of demoNcracy!

    VPN, too!

    Karma of the political kind.

    & soon that spurious all-out individual freedom over everything will rise in that land of fart. U guys will be pleased!

    cf: ICE whistleblower speaks out, alleges mass hysterectomies performed on migrant women - msnbc

  2. Good move by Trump to counter the insidious infiltration by the ccp to keep the world addicted on the apps, just like the affliction suffered by the Chinese two centuries ago from opium trade of the colonial period. This is also the modus operandi of the evangelical party in promoting their righteous mantra.

    1. Look closer to yr surroundings, especially yrself!

      What have u seen?

      Traces of casted in stone zombieic influences reinforced by that meme-ed inferiority gene.

      Any difference between the zombieic dawah & Christianity evangelism?

      Both r the products of monotheistic Abrahamic faith in promoting that spurious righteous mantra!

      Definitely worse than opium addiction.

  3. stupid twat shd also know that every teenager can access porn using vpn, a bodoh kena slap lagi mahu pretend to be clever, a typical ccp n umno kharacteristics.

    1. Is that how yr young partner taught u how to access porn site via VPN to satisfy yr voyeuristic dream?

    2. i learn from those that live within the 4 walls ie great wall.

    3. U know NUTS about China, except those from that f*cked island!

    4. only those foreign state official dun need vpn to access porn, thats what the whold world know.

    5. Wakakakakaka…

      Another none techie fart courtesy of yellowed katak to spread fake news.

      VPN not only allows access through firewall tunnelling. It also creates anonymous access to sites deemed…… mmm… (fill in yr own!)

      So there r indeed state officials (local &/or foreign) would use VPN to hide their identities!

      Remember the news about a us senator visiting porn site during office hours? He did it via VPN. But he got caught bcoz the personal device he used wasn't cleaned of the historical records!

      Wondering whether those bolihland officers who access porn sites know how VPN works.

      Perhaps u can (doubt it!!) to earn some favour to teach them!

    6. i remember the news ccp to uk ambassador fetish for leg, he even publicise his fetish in twitter, a platform ccp banned. see, if one live outside ccp 4 wall, one forget abt vpn like tis leg fetish ambassador

    7. Wow!

      U know that news!

      Yet u didn't read too much into it.

      How could u when u r just a know-nothing katak, looking for a cheap poo shot to bash China?

    8. Yup, the CCP Ambassador to UK exposed as a porn video fan.

    9. Ya-loh, with the help of those China bashing hackers!


    10. my point is vpn n yours is porn, very low std.

    11. Who can trust yr 南魔萬 England?

      Yr point is VPN?

      Mfer, read back what u have farted about lah!

    12. "someone should advise the POTUS that every teenager knows how to use a VPN (virtual private network) to bypass the download ban"

      "stupid twat shd also know that every teenager can access porn using vpn"

      whats the common operative word in both phrase? porn?

    13. "stupid twat shd also know that every teenager can access porn using vpn"

      "only those foreign state official dun need vpn to access porn, thats what the whold world know"

      "i remember the news ccp to uk ambassador fetish for leg, he even publicise his fetish in twitter, a platform ccp banned. see, if one live outside ccp 4 wall, one forget abt vpn like tis leg fetish ambassador"

      Mfer, indeed the 'operative' word is PORN to discredit yr target.

      VPN is just the disguise word that u know not how to use within yr confined 南魔萬England usage.

      Especially the one on the Chinese embassador - if he actually did it then he would be smart enough to use VPN to hide his identity. Just like that is senator!

    14. no more porn la u porn fetish.

    15. Porn fetish isn't porn?

      Walau-eh, another 南魔萬England parading!

  4. 5,000 yo Bully now swarming like locusts all over the world with spy chips (?) in their out.....

    Chinese drones swarming Australia skies raises security concerns
    By Neheda Barakat and Eryk Bagshaw
    September 19, 2020

    From the beach you can hear the buzz. It’s the middle of summer and a drone is hovering over the water in Byron Bay. There’s a shark in the water being tracked remotely by four blades spinning furiously around a hovering camera.

    In Paris, the small unmanned helicopters are monitoring the rebuild of the Notre Dame cathedral. In Melbourne, they are making sure people are staying at home during the coronavirus lockdown, while delivering COVID-19 medical supplies to remote communities in Rwanda.

    One company, China’s Da-Jiang Innovations, more commonly known as DJI, controls 70 per cent of the world’s supply of drones. The market worldwide is forecast to expand by 380 per cent over the next four years.

    Experts in the US are warning that this growing market domination makes the drones vulnerable to hacking as the Chinese Communist Party escalates its controls over the private sector. Further, a consultation paper released this month by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack's transport and infrastructure department expressed concerns that there were deficiencies in Australia's current security system against "the malicious use of drones”.

    The paper warned that government, defence and business sites, critical infrastructure and crowded places were vulnerable to drones used as both kinetic and cyber weapons for image and signals gathering, espionage, data exfiltration or physical attack.

    "Both recreational and commercial operators are at risk of unauthorised access of sensitive information, intellectual property and other data if they operate drones on unsecure networks or using unencrypted communication links,” the paper said.

    1. Blurred mfer, drone is just a machine controlled by its flier!

      Drone has not reached the stage of scifi AI that it can does things w/o its flier's manipulation. Not even the military drone existing now.

      It's definitely unlike internet where spurious connectivity can be achieved via imbedded Trojan bugs.

      But, how could a blurred mfer, who likes to read what he intended despite his limited techie knowledge, knows anything about that piece of fact?

      All he wants IS just to release the accumulated fart via whatsoever fake avenues he can find.

      Just like what he has f*cked about the DJI drone!


      A drone is not just a machine controlled by its flier!

      The drone data feed goes through its apps. In the case of DJI more advanced models, it waa found that it calls Home to Sina Weibo site.

    3. W/O a flier, what good is a land bonded drone?

      Use it as a land based Trojan to call home!

      Wakakakakaka… what a joke to entice blurred conspiracy mfers.

  5. Or is it Trump checkmates Tick Tock?