Wells Fargo reportedly instructed employees who installed TikTok on corporate devices to uninstall the app, The information reported. The company said in a statement “that it is concerned about TikTok’s privacy and security measures and practices” The information.
It is the latest company to raise concerns about the safety of workers using the popular video sharing app, which delivered 2 billion downloads in April. On Friday, Amazon said it sent an “email” to employees asking them to remove TikTok from mobile devices with Amazon email addresses. The company later clarified that there was “no change to our policy regarding TikTok at this time.”
TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, was one of many apps recently revealed to have access to user clipboard data when running in the background. The practice was discovered through a new feature in beta versions of iOS 14, which alerts users when an app is copying from the clipboard. TikTok says it has since removed the feature.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier this week that the Trump administration was “reviewing” TikTok, although it is not entirely clear how such a ban would work in practice. Some US military departments have already banned the use of TikTok on government-owned devices.
TikTok and Wells Fargo did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Saturday.