FCC Commissioner Urges Apple, Google To Remove TikTok From App Stores

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FCC Commissioner Urges Apple, Google To Remove TikTok From App Stores

FCC Commissioner Urges Apple, Google , To Remove TikTok From App Stores.

FCC Commissioner Urges Apple, Google , To Remove TikTok From App Stores.

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr tweeted a June 24 letter he sent to the tech giants on June 28.

The letter was addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

The letter was addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

The issue with the mega-popular app owned by China-based company ByteDance is data security.

TikTok is not what it appears to be on the surface.

It is not just an app for sharing funny videos or meme.

, Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner, via CNBC.

That’s the sheep’s clothing, Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner, via CNBC.

At its core, TikTok functions as a sophisticated surveillance tool that harvests extensive amounts of personal and sensitive data, Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner, via CNBC.

Neither company has responded publicly to Carr's letter.

Carr has demanded that if the companies do not comply with his request, they must provide a statement of explanation.

[The statements must explain] the basis for your company’s conclusion that the surreptitious access of private and sensitive U.S. user data by persons located in Beijing, , Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner, via CNBC.

... coupled with TikTok’s pattern of misleading representations and conduct, does not run afoul of any of your app store policies, Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner, via CNBC.

According to a BuzzFeed report, TikTok employees have been recorded discussing how the app gave China-based engineers access to users' data in the U.S. .

A TikTok spokesperson reacted to the news.

We know we’re among the most scrutinized platforms from a security standpoint, and we aim to remove any doubt about the security of U.S. user data.

, TikTok Spokesperson, via CNBC.

That’s why we hire experts in their fields, continually work to validate our security standards, and bring in reputable, independent third parties to test our defenses, TikTok Spokesperson, via CNBC


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