WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of a U.S. congressional panel, said on the Alphabet ‘ s (GOOGL.D) Google’s and Apple’s (AAPL.O) on Friday for what could be the possible explanations of mobile apps will need to be made about the rest of the world of bands, a make that follows on from the reports of Chinese investments in popular programs, such as the TikTok and Grindr.
FILE PHOTO: select the Current logo can be seen on smart phones in front of a ByteDance logo, in this picture, the 27th of November, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/dado Ruvic/Illustration
Rep. Stephen Lynch, chairman of a sub-committee of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, said in a statement that it had asked Google and Apple to tell Congress that they need app developers to maintain the confidentiality of any non-united states relations.
Concern about China’s acquiring sensitive data about the US population by means of social media apps is just one of the many painful areas in the relations between the United States and China, even as the U.S. President and Donald Trump’s trade war with China, the fans of mistrust between the world’s two largest economies.
TikTok, which is very popular among teenagers, it is owned by a Chinese company ByteDance. In a related matter, the Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. said it would sell the popular gay dating app Grindr, Inc in June of 2020, as the united states national security.
Recent press releases have shed light on the allegations of certain foreign corporations, and developers will be able to provide data on US citizens through their mobile applications on their host governments, allowing for the creation of a major national security risk,” Lynch wrote in a similar letter to Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, and Apple’s Tim Cook.
“The US laws to allow mobile applications to collect huge amounts of personal information about their users,” the letters said, noting that some of the information is sensitive.
Neither Apple nor Google responded to requests for comment.
As a result of concerns about the TikTok, which is under the auspices of the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and exhorting cfius), ByteDance has stepped up efforts to separate the history of many of its Chinese operations.
Exhorting cfius has sought to ensure that the personal information provided by the TikTok is stored in a secure manner in the United States of america, and shall not be affected by the Chinese government.
A senior Democratic committee aide noted, the FBI warning that apps will be developed by adversaries such as Russia, were a potential counter-threat. “It’s worth it, the question is whether Russia and China would be the manipulation of the more popular uses is to gain a national security advantage,” the aide said.
Reporting by Mark Hosenball and Diane Bartz; Editing by Nick Macfie and Daniel Wallis