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TikTok may be out of India, but the app has not stopped growing. In the U.S., one of the largest markets for the platform, the service is experiencing a great deal of heat late. The pressure began when then-President Donald Trump sought to close the app in the U.S. or force a merger with a U.S. company.
Trump officials have expressed concern over national security over the social media platform because of its Chinese identity. TikTok has repeatedly denied the allegations, saying the company does not share any data with China.
Concerns raised by the Trump administration have also been made public. In this regard, Brendan Carr, Commissioner to the Federal Communications Commission has asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores.
“TikTok is not just another video app. Those are the garments of sheep. It casts a lot of sensitive information on new reports showing that it is being reached in Beijing, ”Carr tweeted.
He added that the app collects information on “search history and browsing, key-click patterns, biometric identifiers, draft messages and metadata”.
Separately, the chairman of the US Senate Intelligence Committee and senior Republican have called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the application of the social media platform TikTok and Chinese parent ByteDance for “repeated distortions of facts” over its handling of data. -U.S.
In a separate statement, TikTok said it was currently making a concerted effort aimed at “fully protecting US data and US national security interests.” The company said it now automatically stores all US data in the Oracle cloud, repeating comments made in a recent blog post.
“Our solution with Oracle will ensure that the training of the TikTok algorithm takes place only in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and will also ensure proper third-party security checks and algorithm verification,” TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew said in an invitation, according to -algorithm. CNBC report.
The renewed concern about TikTok in the US does not look like it will end anytime soon.