Amazon reportedly told employees Friday that they have to delete TikTok from phones that they use to access their work email.
The decision was made due to “security risks,” according to a copy of the email reported by The New York Times.
TikTok has come under scrutiny from US lawmakers for its data collection practices. While the app collects the same type of data that most apps collect, critics point to the fact that TikTok is owned by a Beijing-based company and question whether data could be turned over to the Chinese government.
TikTok said in a statement that “Amazon did not communicate to us before sending their email, and we still do not understand their concerns.”
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Amazon reportedly told employees Friday that they must delete the TikTok from phones they use to access their work email accounts, citing “security risks.”
“Due to security risks, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email,” employees were told, according to a copy of the email tweeted by New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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