The US Federal Communications Commission has asked Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their app stores.
Where the US government considered the Chinese TikTok application a threat to it, and it has begun to confront it strictly since the administration of former President Donald Trump, due to the wide spread of the application in a very record time, especially within the United States of America.
FCC commissioner calls on Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores
Where the Federal Communications Commission published an official message on his account on the Twitter platform, addressed to Google and Apple, asking them to remove the TikTok application from the App Store and Google Play, considering that the Tik Tok application is a data collection tool for the Chinese government, as she put it.
The letter says that even if the world’s smartphone makers, Google and Apple, are not convinced by their operating systems of the claims made about how China is using TikTok to collect data, they should delete it because it violates the App Store guidelines in both platforms.
Citing a recent BuzzFeed News report that Chinese ByteDance employees had access to US TikTok users’ data on multiple occasions, one panelist said the allegations showed how TikTok “does not adhere to the policies that both companies require each app to adhere to.”
TikTok is a national danger to America
It is clear that TikTok poses an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States of America due to its extensive data collection and assistance to Beijing with full and unfettered access to it, which means it is accessing sensitive data on users around the world.
It’s also clear that the TikTok app is behaviors that make it inconsistent with the policies required by Google and Apple, which each app adheres to as a condition of remaining available in the app stores.
The member also demanded that the App Store Policies Act work with the TikTok application and immediately remove it from app stores for non-compliance with these terms, adding that it will give companies sufficient time to implement the request or respond to the message until July 8, 2022, in the member did not explain the actions he may take as the chair of the committee Federal Communications, if Google and Apple do not comply with this request.