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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