Skip to comments.Amazon Makes Employees Delete Chinese App, TikTok From Phones, Citing Security Risk
Posted on 07/10/2020 12:22:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Amazon has asked its employees to delete the Chinese-owned video app TikTok from their cellphones, citing security risks, according to a company email sent on Friday.
In the email, which was obtained by The New York Times, Amazon officials said that employees must delete the app from any devices that access Amazon email. Employees had to remove the app by Friday to remain able to obtain mobile access to their Amazon email, the note said. Amazon workers are still allowed to view TikTok from their laptop browser, the company added.
Amazon and TikTok did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
TikTok, which has been popular with young audiences in the United States, is owned by the Chinese tech company ByteDance. It has been under scrutiny in Washington for security reasons because of its ownership. Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State, said on Monday that the Trump administration was considering blocking some Chinese apps, which he has called a threat to national security.
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I thought Bezos was supposed to be smart. This was known months ago.
Hopefully a lot of young dweebs work at Amazon since they are waging a war against Trump on Tik Tok.
That’s a good one for those lefties suggesting Trump only shut down Tik-Tok as some crude payback for kids pumping tickets for the Tulsa rally.
The kid who started the torching of police cars at the BLM protest here in Pittsburgh worked at Amazon.
Jeez how will they send videos of themselves lip syncing terrible songs now?
My understanding is that Zoom has issues as well.
I’m surprised that Amazon IT isn’t using one of the shield apps that allow them to remotely wipe apps like this. Pretty common for corporate phones (and/or phones that access corporate resources).
Hard to imagine that young dweebs working their butts off at Amazon appreciate the $hit they have to plow through to get to work every day. And then the Seattle council are a bunch of communists and driving big business away. Maybe some Amazonians are secretly supporting Trump.
We shall see.
“Hopefully a lot of young dweebs work at Amazon since they are waging a war against Trump on Tik Tok.”
I wouldn’t call screeching like spoiled brats a “war.” One swat across the nose with a rolled-up newspaper usually shuts up whining kids.
My son is working for AWS and his boss is a Christian so there are some conservative people.
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