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China Accessed Data of TikTok’s US Users – BuzzFeed

Leaked recordings revealed a person from TikTok’s Trust and Safety department as saying, “Everything is seen in China,’’ Buzzfeed reported.


 

China-based employees of TikTok parent ByteDance had access to the private data of TikTok’s US users, according to leaked audio recordings of 80 internal meetings, BuzzFeed  reported.

While video platform TikTok has insisted that access to its user data is controlled by a security team in the US, the recordings revealed a person from TikTok’s Trust and Safety department as saying, “Everything is seen in China,’’ BuzzFeed reported.  The recordings revealed fourteen statements from nine TikTok employees that said China-based engineers had accessed the data of US users, at least between last September and January this year, BuzzFeed reported. Full story: Buzzfeed

 

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Kevin Hamlin

Kevin Hamlin is a financial journalist with more than 40 years of experience covering Asia. Before joining Asia Financial, Kevin worked for Bloomberg News, spending 12 years as Senior China Economy Reporter in Beijing. Prior to that, he was Asia Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor for ten years.

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