US Senator describes China-owned Tik Tok as an 'enormous threat'
Washington: US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has described China-owned video-sharing app TikTok as an enormous threat to America's privacy.
He also warned parents against allowing their children to download the app on their phones.
"Well, I think Donald Trump was right. I mean, TikTok is an enormous threat," Warner told Fox News. "So, if you're a parent, and you've got a kid on TikTok, I would be very, very concerned. All of that data that your child is inputting and receiving is being stored somewhere in Beijing."
TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a short-form video hosting service owned by the Chinese company ByteDance.
It was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of mainland China; however, it became available worldwide only after merging with another Chinese social media service, Musical.ly, on 2 Aug 2018.
The Indian government earlier banned TikTok.