Written by Nick Heer.

NYT: Biden Administration and TikTok May Reach Deal on Continued Operations

The main thing I am left wondering after reading this New York Times story about a forthcoming deal to resolve U.S. national security concerns is whether anything will be enough to satisfy the biggest TikTok hawks. I can already see the complaints of any agreement not being enough, speculation of the existence of a back door, and general distrust of TikTok. I still think a focus on TikTok as a specific point of vulnerability is a distraction from much more pressing privacy and security concerns.