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TikTok User Data: What Does the App Collect and Why Are U.S. Authorities Concerned?


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TikTok User Data: What Does the App Collect and Why Are U.S. Authorities Concerned?

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has indicated the Trump administration is considering limiting U.S. users’ access to the popular video-messaging app TikTok. The Chinese-owned company has faced scrutiny in Washington as concerns grow that Beijing could tap the social-media platform’s information to gather data on Americans. TikTok, which has said it wouldn’t hand U.S.…

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has indicated the Trump administration is considering limiting U.S. users’ access to the popular video-messaging app TikTok. The Chinese-owned company has faced scrutiny in Washington as concerns grow that Beijing could tap the social-media platform’s information to gather data on Americans.

TikTok, which has said it wouldn’t hand U.S. user data to Chinese authorities, has exited two international markets in recent weeks, as the first global social-media sensation to emerge from China seeks…

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