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US govt opens probe into acquisition of Musical.ly/TikTok by China's Beijing ByteDance - report

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The US government's Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) is looking into the acquisition of US social media app Musical.ly, now TikTok, by Beijing ByteDance Technology in late 2017, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The move follows a letter sent by  US senators last week sent to Joseph Macguire, acting director of national intelligence, expressing concerns about Tik Tok's collection of user data. US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton requested a national security probe, saying they also wondered if China could censor content

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Bytedance / TikTok
Countries: United States
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