Tiktok has been a long concern of U.S intelligence officials who fear social networking app keeps and collect their data.Trump administration was considering blocking some Chinese apps, which he has called a threat to national security, Mike pompeo,The Secretary of State said on monday
Amazon on friday has asked its employees to delete tiktok ( Chinese owned video app) from their mobile devices.Amazon official said because of ‘security risk’ employees must delete the app from their cellphones so that employees can able to access to their Amazon email
Amazon reversed statement
Just about five hours later,Amazon backtracks its statement and says emails to staff to delete tiktok was sent in error.In a statement sent later on Friday, company spokeswoman Kristin Brown said, “There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok.”
Tiktok said it did not understand Amazon’s concerns and Amazon didn’t communicate with them .This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error. There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok”, a company spokesperson said.Now Amazon says that it will not ask employees to remove popular social video-sharing app TikTok from their mobile devices, despite sending an email calling for workers to delete the app earlier on Friday.
Tiktok ability to siphon off user data
Last month, A researcher showed that TikTok had the ability to siphon off anything a user copied to a clipboard on a smartphone like passwords, photos and other sensitive data like Social Security numbers, emails and texts. The researcher began posting the findings on the online message board Reddit.
The researcher, who goes by the handle Bangorlol, also said that TikTok was capturing data about a user’s phone hardware and data on other apps installed on the phone. Many of these capabilities are found in other apps, but TikTok’s developers had gone out of their way to prevent anyone from analyzing the app, the researcher said.
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