FCC sanctioned TikTok: “Apple and Google remove it from stores”

The Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America sent a notice to Apple and Google in recent days asking them to remove the TikTok app from their stores due to its data management practices that are not exactly transparent.

FCC commissioner Brendan Carr sent the request to the two Silicon Valley giants after it emerged, thanks to a BuzzFeed News investigation, that TikTok staff in China had the ability to access US user data despite the company statements indicated otherwise.

“As you know, TikTok is an app available to millions of Americans via your app stores and collects vast amounts of sensitive data about US users. TikTok is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, a company linked to the Chinese Communist Party and which responds to Chinese law by complying with government surveillance demands, “wrote Carr in a letter addressed to Sundar Pichai and Tim Cook, the two CEOs of Google and Apple.

“It is clear that TikTok poses an unacceptable risk to national security due to the vast amount of data it collects coupled with Beijing’s seemingly uncontrolled access to that sensitive data,” the FCC commissioner specified, according to TechCrunch.

It is not new that concerns are raised about the confidentiality of information collected by TikTok, which in the past has repeatedly replied that US user data is stored in the US and not in China. However, according to BuzzFeed News, TikTok staff in China had access to US user data as late as January of this year.

BuzzFeed’s claim is in contrast to a sworn testimony a TikTok executive gave in a US Senate hearing in October last year, stating then that it is “a renowned security team. based in the United States “to decide who can gain access to US user data.

TikTok’s response to BuzzFeed’s response was not long in coming: the company said it currently uses servers located in the US and Singapore for backup, but plans to delete US users’ private data from datacenters in the future ( in China) and fully switch to Oracle’s cloud servers located in the US. The company also stated that it is working to make operational changes and to set up a US-based department that can exclusively manage US user data.

2nd July (’22): Palio di Siena [Italy]

Trecciolino alla curva di San Martini

The Palio di Siena (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːljo di ˈsjɛːna]; known locally simply as Il Palio) is a horse race that is held twice each year, on 2 July and 16 August, in Siena, Italy. Ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in the appropriate colours, represent ten of the seventeen contrade, or city wards. The Palio held on 2 July is named Palio di Provenzano, in honour of the Madonna of Provenzano, a Marian devotion particular to Siena which developed around an icon from the Terzo Camollia [it] area of the city. The Palio held on 16 August is named Palio dell’Assunta, in honour of the Assumption of Mary.

Sometimes, in case of exceptional events or local or national anniversaries deemed relevant and pertinent ones, the city community may decide for an extraordinary Palio, run between May and September. The last two were on 9 September 2000, to celebrate the city entering the new millennium and on 20 October 2018, in commemoration of the end of the Great War.

The Corteo Storico, a pageant to the sound of the March of the Palio, precedes the race, which attracts visitors and spectators from around the world.

The race itself, in which the jockeys ride bareback, circles the Piazza del Campo, on which a thick layer of earth has been laid. The race is run for three laps of the piazza and usually lasts no more than 90 seconds. It is common for a few of the jockeys to be thrown off their horses while making the treacherous turns in the piazza, and indeed, it is not unusual to see riderless horses finishing the race.

♬ KAROL G – Provenza

LYRIC

Baby que más
Hace rato que no se na de ti
Taba con alguien pero ya estoy free
Puesta pa revivir viejos tiempos
No salgo hace tiempo

Tu dime donde estas
Que hace rato que no se na de ti
Taba con alguien pero ya estoy free
Puesta pa revivir viejos tiempos
No salgo hace tiempo

Papi nos perdemos
Nos parqueamo y lo prendemos
Pa la seca algo bebemo
Y cuando nos emborrachemo
Una de reggaeton ponemos
Y nos vamo adonde nos podamos comer

Quede malo puede pasar
Que nos vaya mal
Toy afuera sal
Tenemos cosas pendientes por repasar
Tu eres un pollito difícil de reemplazar

No se si te convenza
Nos damo un rocesito por provenza
Y si la cosa se pone tensa
En mi cama es la recompensa

O viseversa
Porque lo piensas
Pasamos por el barrio por hierba
Ponlo hooka pa que se disuelva
La quimica todavia se conserva
Y yo Te lo hago rico para que vuelva

Aunque mañana me voy
Aprovechame que aqui estoy
Puesta pa ti
Por eso te escribi

Baby que más
Hace rato que no se na de ti
Taba con alguien pero ya estoy free
Puesta pa revivir viejos tiempos

No salgo hace tiempo
Tu dime donde estas
Que hace rato que no se na de ti
Taba con alguien pero ya estoy free
Puesta pa revivir viejos tiempos
No salgo hace tiempo

Six on Saturday | Call this Summer? — Cornwall in Colours

Wind, rain, sunshine, rainbows, temperatures ranging from 20°C to a mere 15°C – short sleeves, long sleeves. A true British summer. After cleaning up after the odd northerly wind which bent things back in ways they are not used to we then got the usual south-westerlies blowing through. Neither of which makes photographing flowers in […]

Six on Saturday | Call this Summer? — Cornwall in Colours