“TikTok is more than a simple video app. That is sheep’s clothes, though.” Brendan Carr requested that TikTok be removed from Apple’s and Google’s app stores in a letter that he addressed to both firms, and he included a copy of that letter in his tweet.
The senior Republican commissioner of the organization makes reference to a recent BuzzFeed News investigation on stolen audio from 80 internal TikTok meetings.
Based on the exposed audio recordings, it was discovered that ByteDance workers working in China frequently had access to the sensitive data of US users.
In a meeting in September 2021, a representative of TikTok’s Trust and Safety division allegedly said, “Everything is viewed in China.” In another discussion, a director claimed that an engineer working in Beijing known only as “Master Admin” has “access to everything.”
A few hours before to BuzzFeed News’s report’s publication, TikTok declared that it has moved all US user traffic to a new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
It’s a part of the business’s efforts to allay concerns raised by US authorities on how it manages customer data from that nation.