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As if the relationship between the United States and China was missing a new factor to increase tension, despite the ongoing months of intense war between them, which started with commercial disputes, and then the Corona pandemic, through Chinese hacker attacks on some research centers related to the emerging virus, to prevent flight Or reduced by the US administration, and strict visa granted to Chinese students, and the Hong Kong and Taiwan dossier that accumulated the severity of the dispute between the two forces, a new chapter came to this strained relationship.

The American giant Amazon company has ordered its employees to delete the Chinese video application “Tik Tok” from their mobile phones, and explained the reason for the “security risks”, according to an email sent by the company, on Friday.

In the email, which was obtained by the New York Times, Amazon officials said that employees should delete the app from any devices that have access to the Amazon email.

The memo added: “Staff had to uninstall the app by Friday to still be able to access their email via Amazon, adding that Amazon workers were still allowed to view” tik tuk “from their laptop’s browser.

In return, Tik Tok responded to Amazon’s decision that user security is “of the utmost importance” and that it is committed to the privacy of users, adding: “Although Amazon did not communicate with us before sending its email, and we still do not understand their concerns, we welcome dialogue.”

The Amazon move – which has more than 500,000 employees in the United States – increases the difficulties of Tik Tok, which is popular with young people in the United States. Owing to Chinese technology company ByteDance, as well as the growing tensions between the United States and China over issues such as trade and technology dominance, Tik Tok has been under increasing scrutiny in Washington about whether it is safe.

In return, Tik Tok responded to Amazon’s decision that user security is “of the utmost importance” and that it is committed to the privacy of users, adding: “Although Amazon did not communicate with us before sending its email, and we still do not understand their concerns, we welcome dialogue.”

The Amazon move – which has more than 500,000 employees in the United States – increases the difficulties of Tik Tok, which is popular with young people in the United States. Owing to Chinese technology company ByteDance, as well as the growing tensions between the United States and China over issues such as trade and technology dominance, Tik Tok has been under increasing scrutiny in Washington about whether it is safe.

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