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FCC Commissioner Asks Apple And Google To Remove TikTok

TikTok is one of the most used apps worldwide. Its an app that lets you post and watch short videos based on different ideas. However, TikTok might not be safe to use. TikTok guarantees that your personal information is safe with them but is that truly the case?

The Dispute

One of TikTok’s policy is to ensure the user that their data is safe with the app. Although the commissioner of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) thinks otherwise. Brendan Carr just recently mentioned that TikTok is not a trusted app when it comes to the personal data of an individual. He further mentioned that the imminent removal of the app from every app store is in process. 

The commissioner took the help of his Twitter handle to reach out to both Apple and Android to request the removal of TikTok from their app stores. Brendan was quite blunt in his tweet and it seemed he is not expecting a no for an answer. 

“TikTok is not just another video app.

That’s the sheep’s clothing.

It harvests swaths of sensitive data that new reports show are being accessed in Beijing.

I’ve called on Apple & Google to remove TikTok from their app stores for its pattern of surreptitious data practices” said the commissioner in the tweet. He also posted the picture of a bill alongside this tweet.