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
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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