US authorities want to ban TikTok

US authorities want to ban TikTok

US authorities want to ban TikTok

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) spokesman Bernard Carr has called Apple and Google remove TikTok from App Store and Google Play. This was reported by CNBC, citing the commissioner's Twitter statement.

Carr motivated his call by the fact that TikTok secretly collects user data and sends it to the parent company ByteDance in China.


Carr tweeted a copy of a letter he sent to Apple and Google CEOs Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai, respectively.

"TikTok – it's not what it seems at first glance. It's not just an app for sharing funny videos or memes. This is the sheepskin of a wolf.  At its core, TikTok is a complex surveillance tool that collects a large amount of personal and sensitive data”, – quotes CNBC from the commissioner's letter.

The letter also says that if Apple and Google do not remove the application, they will have to report on the reasons for their decision by July 8. It is noted that in the response, IT giants will have to indicate why they consider it acceptable to secretly collect data about US citizens and send it to Beijing.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga