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This Week in Apps: Period tracking app privacy, Snapchat’s paid subscription, calls for TikTok ban

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This Week in Apps: Period tracking app privacy, Snapchat’s paid subscription, calls for TikTok ban

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

TikTok has long insisted it stores U.S.users’ data in the U.S.itself, with backups in Singapore, and said the data was outside the jurisdiction of China’s national security law which requires companies to turn over data to the Communist party if requested.

Specifically, he asked the app stores to explain why they would not penalize an app engaged in “the surreptitious access of private and sensitive U.S.user data by persons located in Beijing” coupled with “TikTok’s pattern of misleading representations and conduct.


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