Re: social media data hoovering is an obvious security risk
If cold war history is of any consequence, we're probably reading Xi's mail in real time. even the encrypted stuff.
The thing is, what's obvious about China is what they do to their OWN people. They'll build this capability [like Google and Facebook] into social media stuff and NOW the chinese government gets to snarf data from U.S. government-issued phones if TikTok is allowed to be on them. That's really what it's about.
So, from the government's perspective, it's ok to spy on China, but it's NOT ok for them to have an equal access to our military via government-issued phones...
I guess that point was already made, but I'm just saying it straight-up to avoid any doubts as to what they're doing.