The Chinese-owned video app TikTok, the most downloaded non-game app in the US at the start of 2019, is drawing attention as a potential security threat to the personal data of Americans who use it. Photo: AFP

The latest Chinese tech threat to US security? Lawmakers take aim at TikTok

  • A Senate subcommittee says the personal data of the popular video app’s users is at risk of hacking by Beijing
  • Also drawing fire was US tech giant Apple, for accommodating China’s new cybersecurity law and storing its users’ data on local servers
Topic |   US-China tech war

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The Chinese-owned video app TikTok, the most downloaded non-game app in the US at the start of 2019, is drawing attention as a potential security threat to the personal data of Americans who use it. Photo: AFP
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Launched in 2017, TikTok has faced mounting pressure over the past several weeks from Washington to Silicon Valley. Photo: Handout

If TikTok is the new US bogeyman, what does this mean for ByteDance’s overseas expansion plans?

  • Launched in 2017, TikTok has faced mounting pressure over past weeks from Washington to Silicon Valley
Topic |   Apps

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Launched in 2017, TikTok has faced mounting pressure over the past several weeks from Washington to Silicon Valley. Photo: Handout
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