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Thomas Germain
thomasgermain
I'm a Senior Reporter at Gizmodo covering data ecosystems. I read the privacy policies so you don't have to.

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If you look at these forms it usually takes about 30 seconds (no exaggeration), not hours.
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Uh, no that’s ridculous. That’s me speculating with the intention of giving Apple as much credit as humanly possible, defending them because they won’t defend themselves. There’s absolutely no reason to assume this is true. In fact, I doubt it, because if there was such a simple explanation, why wouldn’t they tell us?
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I get that you don’t want to give me any credit here so I’ll let it go. But that, once again, is not at all what I’m saying. We have an opportunity to take a big bite of the apple here and get some meaningful regulation passed. You won’t ever hear me say we should throw up our hands and give up because things aren’t Read more

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In a very meaningful way there is no difference, because the data American companies are collecting is exposed to the Chinese government in all the ways I outline in the video.
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No, it would not solve that problem. You’re missing my point. I’m well aware of all that data collection, and agree it’s a problem. But banning the app alone will not stop the problem of near live tracking of reporters, government officials, or anyone else. Banning the TikTok app without taking any other actions is a Read more

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Yes, I wrote some of those articles so I’m aware of them. The point isn’t that people shouldn’t be concerned about TikTok, it’s that the bans will not address these concerns because they have obvious, glaring flaws.
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I swear, just one more billion dollars and I promise we’ll solve the crime this time
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