"These Chinese software companies... are feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist Party, their national security apparatus," Pompeo said and explained that those data could be about facial patterns, residence, phone numbers, or friends.
Also, Microsoft revealed that after a conversation between its Executive Director Satya Nadella and Trump the company is planning an attempt to purchase the Chinese app.
“Microsoft fully appreciates the importance of addressing the President’s concerns. It is committed to acquiring TikTok subject to a complete security review and providing proper economic benefits to the country, including the U.S. Treasury,” Microsoft stated.
However, TikTok Manager for the U.S. Vanessa Pappas rejected the espionage allegations and assured that her company is committed to offering “the safest” app.