Tech & Science Daily: Cyber security expert on UK Parliament TikTok ban

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TikTok ban by UK Parliament (Getty Images)
TikTok ban by UK Parliament (Getty Images)

Parliament here in the UK has shut down its TikTok account, following concerns from politicians that sensitive data could be beamed straight to Beijing.

So how much of a risk does the app have to our boomer MPs and peers, as after all so many apps collect our data?

Tech & Science Daily spoke with Toby Lewis, global head of threat analysis for Darktrace and a former deputy technical director for incident management at the UK’s National Cyber Security Defence Centre, on social media danger and voting safety.

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