Amazon tells employees to delete TikTok by end of day
Amazon is banning employees from having the wildly popular TikTok app on their phones, citing “security risks” associated with the Chinese-owned company in a Friday memo.
“If you have TikTok on your device, you must remove it by 10-Jul to retain mobile access to Amazon email,” the Seattle-based e-tailing giant said in an IT email. “At this time, using TikTok from your Amazon laptop browser is allowed.”
A representative for Amazon did not respond to The Post’s request for comment.
TikTok has been under in recent days as accusations that the data it collects could be shared with the Chinese government have grown.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this week that the US is “certainly looking” at banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps due to security concerns.
“I don’t want to get out in front of (President Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News on Monday. “We are taking this very seriously.”
US lawmakers have voiced national security concerns over the short-form video app’s handling of user data, saying they were worried about Chinese laws requiring domestic companies “to support and cooperate with intelligence work controlled by the Chinese Communist Party,” Reuters reported.
India on Tuesday banned TikTok amid a military standoff between itself and China.
Source : Nicolas Vega Link