“Yes, the agency’s analysts told the White House, it is possible that the Chinese intelligence authorities could intercept data or use the app to bore into smartphones. But there is no evidence they have done so.” Is TikTok More of a Parenting Problem Than a Security Threat? My parenting problems are also my security threat. And so far, none of the executive orders I’ve signed in my house have made a damn bit of difference.

+ WaPo with an inside look at how months of wrangling led to a decision that surprised pretty much everyone. TikTok’s fate was shaped by a ‚Äėknockdown, drag-out’ Oval Office brawl. (From the sounds of it, it would’ve made one hell of a viral Tik Tok.)