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Offline Bob Bobberson

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Why is Tiktok an advertisment from the app?
« on: September 19, 2020, 05:29:56 AM »
I downloaded the mobile app for the Samsung S20 Ultra, and an add from inside the avast app was for Tiktok. I wanted to know if this was an avast approved add, and if so how? It's widely regarded as extremely unsafe. Etc etc.

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Re: Why is Tiktok an advertisment from the app?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 06:36:45 AM »
Hi Bob Bobberson,

When you are in the USA or a USA citizen President Trump banned the use of it for security reasons (espionage).

Read: https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/11/5/20947952/tiktok-threats-regulation-competition-pr-china-hearing
Re: https://www.theonion.com/pros-and-cons-of-banning-tiktok-1844543769

The position of avast's on the use of Tiktok is unknown to me,

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Re: Why is Tiktok an advertisment from the app?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2020, 10:06:13 AM »
As far as I'm aware in the free version of Avast Mobile Security the in app adverts aren't controlled by Avast.

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Re: Why is Tiktok an advertisment from the app?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 10:34:08 AM »
I'm sure I've heard Tictok is in the process of being banned here in Australia as well, certainly not a good idea for Avast to allow these types of Ad's to be displayed  :o

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Re: Why is Tiktok an advertisment from the app?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 10:36:13 AM »
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Re: Why is Tiktok an advertisment from the app?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2020, 05:44:25 PM »

WeChat and TikTok
As of Sunday Sept. 20 access to WeChat and TikTok will be restricted.
The short answer is, you'll still be able to use TikTok — if it's already on your phone.
But at midnight between Sunday and Monday, TikTok will vanish from US app stores, including those operated by Apple and Google.
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Re: Why is Tiktok an advertisment from the app?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2020, 06:46:22 PM »
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As of Sunday Sept. 20 access to WeChat and TikTok will be restricted.

Update as of today (2020-09-20):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/54208735

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Re: Why is Tiktok an advertisment from the app?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2020, 07:06:41 PM »
Extension till 9/27. Let's see what happens.
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