- Initially dubbed the “TikTok Ban Bill”, it has much wider ramifications.
- If passed it would attempt to identify “information and communications technology products and services holdings that pose undue or unacceptable risks.”
As to what defines “undue or unacceptable risks” is up to our government to decide.
Furthermore, VPN users could face hefty fines or jail sentences under the bill.
- People often legitimately use VPN (virtual private network) services to add an extra layer of security for web communications.
- VPNs are often required to access content that may otherwise be blocked or censored.
Some fear that these steps are setting up for increase surveillance and censorship across the United States.