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CNBC – A leader of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said he has asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores over China-related data security concerns.

The wildly popular short video app is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, which faced U.S. scrutiny under President Donald Trump.

Brendan Carr, one of the FCC’s commissioners, shared via Twitter a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. The letter pointed to reports and other developments that made TikTok non-compliant with the two companies’ app store policies.

“TikTok is not what it appears to be on the surface. It is not just an app for sharing funny videos or meme. That’s the sheep’s clothing,” he said in the letter. “At its core, TikTok functions as a sophisticated surveillance tool that harvests extensive amounts of personal and sensitive data.”

8 COMMENTS

  1. Anyone who uses TikTok or allows their children to use it , is a moron! It’s owned by the communist Chinese and is meant to be used against the US!

  2. I love watching Tictoc videos and I don’t care who owns it. I see more people getting hacked through Facebook than tictoc. I think the government and ads uses Facebook to track people.

    • DH,if you ever go through all of your Settings,you will be surprised of the Co’s that hat have access to everything about you and what you say,like CHINA is on there numerous of times,every Bank that you can think of,and many,many more Co’s that have access to your internet.I never knew it either until last wk.Beware,especially of China,Taiwan,and Japan.

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