FCC Commissioner Wants TikTok Removed From App Stores A top FCC official wants Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores. In a letter posted to Twitter, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr claimed the popular video app is secretly harvesting “sensitive data” that is “being accessed in Beijing”. TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance and has faced heavy scrutiny from U.S. regulators. How concerned are you about protecting your data online? What would be the reaction if TikTok was banned in the U.S.?
FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, shows the icon for TikTok in New York. Amazon has told employees to delete the popular video app TikTok from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing security risks from the China-owned app, according to reports and posts by Twitter users who said they were Amazon employees. The notice said employees must delete the app by Friday to keep access to Amazon email. Workers would still be allowed to use TikTok from an Amazon laptop browser. (AP Photo/File)