U.S. wants to see 'untrusted' Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores - Pompeo

by Reuters
Wednesday, 5 August 2020 20:11 GMT

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The United States wants to see 'untrusted' Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, calling the Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok and messenger app WeChat 'significant threats'.

Speaking at a news conference, Pompeo said the State Department would work with the Commerce Department and other U.S. government agencies to also limit the ability of Chinese cloud service providers to collect, store, and process data and sensitive information in the United States. (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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