Weekend TikTok wrote to Republican senators to assure them that he is working on a program called “Project Texas” to improve data security for US users. This was in response to Letter from company senators dated 27 June which has questioned its data access policy after BuzzFeed News reported that some employees from China had access to the data of American TikTok users.
“The overall goal of Project Texas is to help build the trust of users and key stakeholders by improving our systems and controls, and to make significant progress towards meeting the final agreement with the US government that will fully protect user data and US data. national security interests,” TikTok CEO Show Zi Chu said in a letter.
Chu hopes the company’s response to senators’ questions in the letter will reassure them that the short video app has never misled Congress.
Confirming your purpose of moving 100% US User Data in the Oracle Cloudhe acknowledged that some employees in China have access to this data “subject to a set of strong cybersecurity controls and authorization assertion protocols overseen by our security team in the US.”
TikTok also reported that ByteDance engineers around the world are contributing to the development of the recommendation algorithm, but his deal with Oracle will make sure that AI training takes place in the cloud of a US company.
TikTok has withstood questions and skepticism for years about how US data is handled on its platform and, more generally, how data is shared with its Chinese arm and the impact on US national security; although after initial disagreements that first arose while Trump was still in office, and threaten to ban the app immediatelysome of them died.
However, after a mid-June BuzzFeed report, that criticism intensified again. Last week, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr wrote to Apple and Google. about removing the short video app from their app stores for national security reasons.
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