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Apple And TikTok Faulted by Republican Senator Over China Ties

Nov. 5, 2019, 10:46 PM

Apple Inc. and the Chinese-owned music-video app TikTok are threats to international data security because of their business ties to China, a key Republican senator warned.

“With Apple and TikTok, we see two sides of the same coin when it comes to data security: the danger of Chinese tech platforms’ entry into the U.S. market, and the danger of American tech companies’ operations in China,” Missouri lawmaker Josh Hawley told a hearing he led on big data and China Tuesday.

Hawley, a frequent tech critic and ally of President Donald Trump, held the hearing as security concerns mount around...

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