So this happened last week:
I'm sure this is fine. It's not like China is the world's largest and most sophisticated police state, or that members of the communist party sit on the boards of companies, effectively owning them.
Yes, if there's one thing that's synonymous with "communist," it's "respect of privacy and personal ownership."
The first part of the new section explains that TikTok may collect information about the images and audio that are in users' content, "such as identifying the objects and scenery that appear, the existence and location within an image of face and body features and attributes, the nature of the audio, and the text of the words spoken in your User Content."
Other social platforms do this as well, because data is money and when you use a service for free, you are the product.
It gets worse though. Here's the next part of TikTok's new section:
We may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information as defined under US laws, such as faceprints and voiceprints, from your User Content. Where required by law, we will seek any required permissions from you prior to any such collection.
TikTok responded to people's concern with a statement that shows how well they've learned American Wokeism:
Don't worry: If TikTok and parent company ByteDance say they are only looking out for your own good, you can trust them, just like the WHO said it can trust China on COVID because China said so.
Everyone knows that a government built on oppression will tell the truth when asked!
That "mean tweeter" seems to make more and more sense every day:
Oh well. At least social media is a nice place with him gone now, right?
When Emperor Xi owns all our private info and one day enters Washington to claim our country for his own, we can rest assured that TikTok had an "ongoing commitment to transparency" along the way!