Is Tik Tok Spying on Americans? position of power


07/07 21:01

The application “Tik Tok” is being attacked by members of the US Senate, who accuse them of spying on citizens in the United States, according to the National Interest.

It is noteworthy that an FCC commissioner wrote a letter to the CEOs of Apple and Alphabet, in which they called on them to remove TikTok from their application stores.

According to the report of National Interest, Brendan Carr, Commissioner of the Communications Commission, said: “TikTok is not just a video application … it harvests parts of sensitive data, new reports of which reveal access in Beijing. I asked Apple and Google to remove it. TikTok from their app stores because of their pattern of confidential data practices. “

Observers have noted that the FCC does not have the ability to remove applications from the App Store and can not pressure them to do so other than write a letter, the National Interest reported.

In the same context, the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee issued a letter demanding a new investigation into the famous Tik Tok application.

In a letter to the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, it said: “In response to public reports that individuals in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have access to data on US users, as opposed to several public representations, including affidavits in October 2021 “.

“In the light of this new report, the International Trade Commission has been asked to launch an immediate investigation into the reports issued by TikTok.

The FCC and the Intelligence Committee directly cited a recent Buzzfeed News investigation that found that employees of TikTok’s parent company in China had regular access to private user data. The Buzzfeed report was based on more than eighty internal meetings on TikTok.

Aware of improper access practices and driving violations, which allow employees residing in the People’s Republic of China to have unrestricted access to user information, including birth dates, phone numbers, and device identification information.

The senators said: “Recent updates to TikTok’s privacy policy, which indicate that TikTok may collect biometric data such as face and voice prints (ie individually identifiable audio and video data respectively), raise concerns that US users’ data may be subject to illegal access by security services controlled by CCP, ”the National Interest reported.

In 2020, former US President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok from working in the United States.

The Tik Tok application is being attacked by members of the U.S. Senate, who according to the National Interest accuse it of spying on citizens in the United States. It is noteworthy that one of the FCC commissioners …

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