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Reddit CEO calls TikTok 'spyware'

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Steve Huffman, CEO of news aggregation and content rating website Reddit, called Chinese mobile video app TikTok "spyware."

"I look at that app as so fundamentally parasitic — that it’s always listening," he said at a conference before Silicon Valley investors. "The fingerprinting technology they use is truly terrifying, and I could not bring myself to install an app like that on my phone."

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, said in December that TikTok is used by China as a spy tool.

"Here's the problem: it's owned by a Chinese company, and under Chinese law, that means the Communist Party has access to all of the data that TikTok scoops," he said.

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