“A real f***ing problem” – Joe Rogan left flabbergasted by report of TikTok’s parent company’s intention to measure physical distance among people


“A real f***ing problem” – Joe Rogan left flabbergasted by report of TikTok’s parent company’s intention to measure physical distance among people

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We live in the day and age of technology. And, it comes with a lot of advantages, and also the quite frequently overlooked negatives, which can be detrimental.

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One such talking point that finds a home in conversation is that of privacy. Have you ever wondered how Google Maps can predict with pinpoint accuracy when you are going to reach your destination? If not, then the answer is that with thousands of people frequenting the same route before said individual, Google collates their moving speeds to determine where an individual might get stuck in traffic. [H/T GoogleBlog]

Joe Rogan, a staunch supporter of privacy and free speech, finds this discussion extremely compelling. Posting to Instagram an image that read, “TikTok parent ByteDance planned to use TikTok to monitor the physical location of specific American citizens.”

He captioned this with, “Anyone else think this might be a real f***ing problem?”

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Clearly, Joe Rogan doesn’t seem too amused by this report. In an age where media apps like TikTok and Instagram are already looked at as more than just innocent video-sharing mediums – this debate hits home.

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“They can follow me to the toilet” – Joe Rogan’s Instagram followers are equally disturbed by this report

Joe Rogan’s (C) comment section housed remarks by Diplo (L) and Josh Barnett (R)

Although there was banter that resulted in the comments section of the post, it didn’t seem like too great of a joking point. Instead, his followers made sure to pitch their diverse, but agreeing viewpoints. The comments included famous names like DJ Diplo, and ex-UFC fighter Josh Barnett. A few of the comments have been posted below.

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Interestingly, former POTUS Donald Trump got quite the shout-out in the comments. It is important to state that this issue crosses party lines, and must be looked at, as such. This also comes at a time when tech moguls like Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai have come under much fire for their companies’ privacy policies.

This debate will keep raging on – where does one draw the line between harmless data collection and a breach of privacy? Tech giants must also be kept on their toes if we are to hold them accountable for any misdemeanours regarding their prying eyes. And, as long as people like Joe Rogan keep bringing these topics to the attention of their wide audiences, the discourse will not end.

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