TikTok says Oracle to keep US user data safe
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The popular video snippet sharing service will continue to use its own datacenters in Virginia and Singapore to backup information as it works to "fully pivot" to relying on Oracle in the United States, TikTok said in a post.
"We know we are among the most scrutinized platforms from a security standpoint, and we aim to remove any doubt about the security of US user data," said Albert Calamug, who handles US security public policy at TikTok.
President Joe Biden last year revoked executive orders from his predecessor Donald Trump seeking to ban Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat from US markets on national security concerns.
Biden's new executive order nixed the unimplemented ban and called for "an evidence-based analysis to address the risks" from internet applications controlled by foreign entities.
WeChat, part of Chinese tech giant Tencent, is a "super app" which includes social networking, messaging, e-commerce and more.
TikTok revealed late last year that it had a billion users worldwide.
"Today, 100 percent of US user traffic is being routed to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure," Calamug said.