FCC Commissioner asked Apple and Google regarding the removal of TikTok


FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr wrote to Apple and Google, requesting that TikTok be removed from their app stores due to "its pattern of surreptitious data practises." This comes after BuzzFeed News reported last week that TikTok's Chinese staff had access to data from US-based users until January.


"As you are aware, TikTok is an app that is available to millions of Americans via your app stores, and it collects vast amounts of sensitive data about those users." "TikTok is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, which is beholden to the Communist Party of China and is required by Chinese law to comply with the PRC's surveillance demands," Carr wrote in a letter to Sundar Pichai and Tim Cook.

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