WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-Ore.), and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting a classified briefing on TikTok and other technology companies with alleged ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
“While we remain deeply concerned with TikTok, such concerns extend beyond the popular short-form video app. For example, we recently learned a retail store partnered with DeepCam LLC – a company with links to China and its authoritarian government – secretly to deploy facial recognition technology at hundreds of locations, collecting information on countless Americans. Additionally, we know companies like Shenzhen Hawk, a subsidiary of Chinese conglomerate, TCL, develop and offer apps with spyware and malware designed to harvest user data and send it back to China,” the leaders wrote.
The full letter can be found HERE.