Amazon asked employees to remove the popular social video-sharing app TikTok from their mobile devices on Friday, as first reported by the New York Times.
The TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email. The email was obtained and independently published by multiple reporters on Twitter.
Tiktok was recently caught accessing user clipboard data. The behavior was revealed because of a new feature in iOS 14. It’s unclear how long TikTok had been present in the app.
Us secretary of state Mike Pompeo said earlier this week that the administration is’looking at’ banning TikTok. It’s not entirely clear how the administration could go about banning the app, and it has yet to act on Pompeo’s statement.
A TikTok spokesperson responded to Amazon’s decision to order employees to remove the app. The TikTok spokesperson said:’we welcome a dialogue so we can address any issues they may have’.