Amazon bans TikTok on employee phones, then calls it a mistake [Updated]

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Amazon bans TikTok on employee phones, then calls it a mistake [Updated]

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Enlarge / A person using the video-sharing application TikTok on a smartphone in Faridabad in India on June 30, 2020. (credit: AFP)

Update at 5:15pm ET: Amazon now says it sent the email announcing a TikTok ban by mistake, according to The Verge. “This morning’s email to some of our employees was sent in error,” an Amazon spokesperson said, according to the Verge article. “There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok.” We’re still waiting to hear back from Amazon.

Original story follows:

Amazon ordered employees to delete TikTok from their phones today, citing “security risks.”

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Amazon told workers to delete TikTok or lose mobile access to company email.

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