Brian Taylor, professor of political science in the Maxwell School, wrote an op-ed for Foreign Affairs titled “Putin’s Rules of the Game.” Taylor is an expert on Russian politics and recently authored “The Code of Putinism,” published by Oxford University…
TikTok, WeChat News Raises Concerns About Privacy Limitations
As of Sunday, Americans will no longer be able to find the Chinese-owned apps WeChat and TikTok in their smart device’s app stores. The U.S. Commerce Department cited national security concerns as the reason.
Shubha Ghosh is the Crandall Melvin Professor of Law and director of the Syracuse Intellectual Property Law Institute at Syracuse University. His extensive research focuses on the development and commercialization of intellectual property and technology as a means of promoting economic and social development.
“My main comments would be about the purported sale to Oracle, and the problems of using national security as a possible pretext to favor U.S. companies.
“The evidence of national security breaches seems minimal, and the purchase by Oracle may raise concerns about limitations on privacy, made worse so if the national security concerns are legitimate.”
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