August 6, 2020

US wants to eliminate Chinese apps from US app stores

Washington (AFP) – The US is expanding its China-targeted Clean Network program to include Chinese-made cellphone apps and cloud computing services that it claims are security risks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday.Pompeo said the US wants to ban untrusted Chinese apps from the app stores of US mobile carriers and phonemakers.”With parent companies based in China, apps like TikTok, WeChat, and others are significant threats to the personal data of American citizens, not to mention tools for CCP content censorship,” he said, referring to the Chinese Communist Party.But he add…


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