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FCC commissioner Calls On Google and Apple To Ban TikTok From Their App Stores

Apple and Google requested to boycott TikTok by FCC Commissioner

TikTok can't get a break from analysis recently. After news broke out about the information protection break of clients in the US, it has been in profound waters. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner, Brendan Carr, has now kept in touch with Apple and Google, requesting that they prohibit Tiktok from their foundation as it might release delicate client information to Beijing.

Carr expressed that around 19 million clients had downloaded Tiktok in the US in the primary quarter of 2022, implying that it stores the information about a seriously critical populace of the US. "Obviously TikTok represents an unsatisfactory security risk because of its broad information collecting being joined with Beijing's clearly uncontrolled admittance to that delicate information", said Carr. He then asked both Google and Apple to eliminate TikTok from their application stores for neglecting to follow guidelines. You can see the full letter underneath:


Carr also suggested that TikTok being a mere social media application for sharing memes and content is a facade. He claimed that it is in fact a “sophisticated surveillance tool that harvests extensive amounts of personal and sensitive data.” He continued by mentioning how other countries or organizations banned TikTok like India in 2020 and the US military. In fact, even former US President Donald Trump tried to ban TikTok as well.

While Tiktok has already announced that it is shifting user data to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with servers hosted in the US and Singapore, Carr argues that this does not pacify his concerns because they do not prevent data from being accessed by Beijing.

FCC commissioner calls on Google and Apple to ban TikTok from their app stores

"TikTok is not just another video app. That's the sheep's clothing"

"TikTok isn't what it gives off an impression of being on a superficial level," Carr composed. "It's not only an application for sharing amusing recordings or images. That is the sheep's clothing. At its centre, TikTok capabilities as a refined observation instrument that harvests broad measures of individual and delicate information."

The Trump organization faced a long-running conflict with TikTok, including the danger to boycott the application if a US purchaser didn't buy it. Microsoft and Oracle appeared to be intrigued yet neither one of the organizations took action. The cutoff time to purchase ultimately elapsed without the public authority carrying out a boycott.