Chinese Apps Waging Hybrid Warfare: Expert

Is your data safe from China? One expert says, if you use Chinese-made apps, you might already be a target of the Chinese regime’s “hybrid warfare.” The Chinese video-sharing app TikTok says its U.S. users’ data is now safe from prying eyes in China, after BuzzFeed News reported leaked audio from TikTok’s internal meetings that showed China-based employees of TikTok’s parent-company ByteDance had repeatedly accessed nonpublic data about U.S. TikTok users. NTD spoke with Casey Fleming, CEO of the intelligence and security strategy firm BlackOps Partners, to understand more about TikTok’s latest claims.