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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo announces action on Chinese apps

Source : 112 Ukraine

In particular, Chinese social network TikTok will be banned from the USA
11:27, 3 August 2020

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the sanctions against a number of Chinese apps would take action in the coming days, CNN reports.

According to the official, Chinese apps like TikTok are an issue for the national security of the USA and the privacy of its citizens.

"Here is what I hope that the American people will come to recognize — these Chinese software companies doing business the United States, whether it is TikTok or WeChat, there are countless more ... are feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist Party, their national security apparatus — could be their facial recognition pattern, it could be information about their residence, their phone numbers, their friends, who they are connected to," Pompeo said.

Related: US considering TikTok ban: Why some countries are scared of this service?

As we reported earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he would take action to ban TikTok from the U.S.

"As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States," he stated.

Such a reaction is caused by concerns about the collection and processing of personal data from TikTok users. Chinese laws oblige local companies to cooperate with China's intelligence services.

Related: Amazon requires its employees to remove TikTok application, - media

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