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(Reuters)   Citing security issues, Amazon.com bans TikTok from employees' phones. Some are even calling this a Prime Directive   (reuters.com) divider line
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2020-07-10 2:15:17 PM  
Not the only China-owned app, I bet.
 
2020-07-10 2:16:37 PM  
Will they require workers to wear special underwear, too? How about fitbit bracelets that track their every movement? Even when not at work?
 
2020-07-10 2:20:42 PM  
So what your saying is, it's time to install Tik Tok
 
2020-07-10 5:59:57 PM  
 
2020-07-10 6:14:01 PM  
I'm wary of any apps out of China.
 
2020-07-10 6:14:56 PM  
Make it so.

/got nothing
 
2020-07-10 6:19:04 PM  
Makes one wonder what the Chinese are trying to steal from Amazon via employees' phones.
 
2020-07-10 6:29:59 PM  
YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS TO COMPLY.
 
2020-07-10 6:36:36 PM  
How about getting mad at China for actual things they've done, like letting loose a global pandemic that's killed more than a half million people, instead of fake things like non-existent spyware on a silly video app?
 
2020-07-10 7:04:31 PM  

Geotpf: How about getting mad at China for actual things they've done, like letting loose a global pandemic that's killed more than a half million people, instead of fake things like non-existent spyware on a silly video app?


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2020-07-10 7:28:05 PM  

Geotpf: How about getting mad at China for actual things they've done, like letting loose a global pandemic that's killed more than a half million people, instead of fake things like non-existent spyware on a silly video app?


TikTok was caught uploading the contents of users clipboards. How is that not spyware?
 
2020-07-10 8:58:36 PM  

006andahalf: Makes one wonder what the Chinese are trying to steal from Amazon via employees' phones.


I'd suspect Passwords, credit card data, emails, voicemails, converting phone conversations to searchable text, the usual.  Many apps are likely doing it, but this ones doing it overtly for the ccp.
 
2020-07-10 9:59:14 PM  
Pffft.

Company phones.  They can ban fark.com if they feel like it.
 
2020-07-10 10:33:05 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Pffft.

Company phones.  They can ban fark.com if they feel like it.


If they knew what they were doing, they wouldn't need to beg their employees to do anything. Android and iPhone can both be managed in an enterprise environment to only let the apps or data you want on them. Push a button and poof, Tikkity Tokky no more.
 
2020-07-10 10:40:12 PM  
TFA says "banned and then unbanned and apologized for the move".

Subby was too much in a hurry to read its first sentence, though.
 
2020-07-10 11:07:08 PM  
Gosh, it's almost like a senior executive became sensitized to phone security somehow......
 
2020-07-11 12:19:29 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: NotThatGuyAgain: Pffft.

Company phones.  They can ban fark.com if they feel like it.

If they knew what they were doing, they wouldn't need to beg their employees to do anything. Android and iPhone can both be managed in an enterprise environment to only let the apps or data you want on them. Push a button and poof, Tikkity Tokky no more.


These are on BYOD's, and doing strict enterprise management both pisses off the nerds and makes it farking impossible to dogfood pre-release versions of apps.
 
2020-07-11 7:06:39 AM  

soze: These are on BYOD's, and doing strict enterprise management both pisses off the nerds and makes it farking impossible to dogfood pre-release versions of apps.


Pricipal caught sayof ?
 
2020-07-11 9:46:19 AM  

soze: Benjimin_Dover: NotThatGuyAgain: Pffft.

Company phones.  They can ban fark.com if they feel like it.

If they knew what they were doing, they wouldn't need to beg their employees to do anything. Android and iPhone can both be managed in an enterprise environment to only let the apps or data you want on them. Push a button and poof, Tikkity Tokky no more.

These are on BYOD's, and doing strict enterprise management both pisses off the nerds and makes it farking impossible to dogfood pre-release versions of apps.


Still means they don't know what they are doing. We have BYOD and guess what happens. It gets managed. If somebody doesn't like that, then they can choose not to BYOD.
 
2020-07-11 4:51:08 PM  
I'm not sure who to be more afraid of, China or Amazon.

Amazon would be nothing without China and its cheap crap (and Americas love for it). Maybe the 'error' they made in sounding the alert was forgetting that fact
 
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