August 14, 2022

The U.S. Federal Communications commissioner has asked Apple and Google to remove the TikTok app from respective stores over concerns that users’ data is being accessed in China, The Washington Post reports. 

The commissioner, Brendan Carr, shared his letter to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai. Concerns were raised about TikTok’s Chinese ownership, adding that “it harvests swaths of sensitive data that new reports show is being accessed in Beijing.”