FCC Calls on Apple and Google to Remove TikTok from App Stores

TikTok’s the target again. The FCC commissioner believes the app to be of concern to national security, but attempts to remove it from app stores have failed. TikTok TikTok goes the clock, perhaps the time is near.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores. Their reason? National security concerns surrounding TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance.

In a letter to the CEOs of Apple and Google, the FCC Commissioner described ByteDance as “required by law to comply with [Chinese government] surveillance demands.” The commissioner, citing a new report, said that ByteDance’s Chinese staff accessed US TikTok users’ data on multiple occasions.

US officials have expressed concerns that Chinese government access to US users’ data or communications could put national security at risk. The FCC plays no role in regulating internet-based services such as app stores. Previous attempts by the US government to ban TikTok from US app stores have been unsuccessful.

The same day as the report, TikTok announced that it had migrated its US user data to cloud servers in the United States. They also stated that they would eventually be deleting backups of its US user data from its own servers.

The FCC Commissioner responded that he was not assured by the announcement because “it says nothing about where that data can be accessed from.”

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