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Is it really a Trojan horse for Chinese government data theft? If so why can’t the US or UK governments make up their minds about whether to ban it or make peace with it? All most people know about TikTok is that it is a phenomenally popular video sharing app for teenage influencers and dancers.
This Friday lunchtime we’ll try to work out how a social media platform doubled up as a platform for a superpower cyber showdown.
Editor: Alexi Mostrous, Editor and Partner, Tortoise
Sensemaker Live is in partnership with Santander.
Our invited experts include:
Eliot Bendinelli, is responsible for Privacy International’s technical research on data exploitation and leads our work on AdTech and public engagement.
Scott Schober, President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems, cybersecurity author and commentator.
How does a digital ThinkIn work?
A digital ThinkIn is like a video conference, hosted by a Tortoise editor, that takes place at the advertised time of the event. Digital ThinkIns are new to Tortoise. Now that our newsroom has closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we feel it’s more important than ever that we ‘get together’ to talk about the world and what’s going on.
The link to join the conversation will be emailed to you after you have registered for your ticket to attend. When you click the link, you enter the digital ThinkIn and can join a live conversation from wherever you are in the world.
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What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?
A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. It is a place where everyone has a seat at the (virtual) table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.
How we work with partners
We want to be open about the business model of our journalism, too. At Tortoise, we don’t take ads. We don’t want to chase eyeballs or sell data. We don’t want to add to the clutter of life with ever more invasive ads. We think that ads force newsrooms to produce more and more stories, more and more quickly. We want to do less, better.
Our journalism is funded by our members and our partners. We are establishing Founding Partnerships with a small group of businesses willing to back a new form of journalism, enable the public debate, share their expertise and communicate their point of view. Those companies, of course, know that we are a journalistic enterprise. Our independence is non-negotiable. If we ever have to choose between the relationship and the story, we’ll always choose the story.
We value the support that those partners give us to deliver original reporting, patient investigations and considered analysis.
We believe in opening up journalism so we can examine issues and develop ideas for the 21st Century. We want to do this with our members and with our partners. We want to give everyone a seat at the table.
Is it really a Trojan horse for Chinese government data theft? If so why can’t the US or UK governments make up their minds about whether to ban it or make peace with it? All most people know about TikTok is that it is a phenomenally popular video sharing app for teenage influencers and dancers. This Friday lunchtime we’ll try to work out how a social media platform doubled up as a platform for a superpower cyber showdown.
Doors open at 12.50pm for a welcome and briefing. Come early to get settled, meet the team and chat to other members. ThinkIn starts at 1.00pm.
editor and guests
Chair: Giles Whittell
Editor and Partner, Tortoise
James Ball is a British journalist and author of Post-Truth and Bluffocracy.
Scott Schober is a cyber security expert. He is CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a leading provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and security solutions.
Eliot Bendinelli is a technologist at Privacy International.