TikTok will be removed from App Store and Google Play

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Apple and Google have been asked to give TikTok the boot from their app stores by a member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Commissioner Brendan Carr said in an open letter shared on Twitter that he had asked for action to be taken over security concerns. “At its core, TikTok functions as a sophisticated surveillance tool that harvests extensive amounts of personal and sensitive data,” he said. If the companies fail to comply with the request, they have been asked to back up their decision with written statements to be submitted by July 8.