Avoiding China-Made Apps “Critical”

Your data is not protected, White House adviser says.

Earlier this week, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said “it’s critical” that people in the U.S. avoid using apps that were made in China, or that send data to servers in China.

He discussed the Trump Administration’s efforts to force the sale of TikTok and its service on WeChat, both of which were banned from continuing to operate in the U.S. under their Chinese owners in an executive order earlier in August.

“It’s critical that this country not use apps that are made in China, or that can take our data and go to servers in China, because that data will be used to surveil, monitor and track you,” Navarro said. “It will be used to steal your passwords, it will be used in some cases to try to blackmail or extort you.

“That’s really the policy position underlying why we have gone after TikTok and WeChat — and there will be others,” he continued, adding China “is basically going out around the world trying to acquire technology and influence,” which President Donald Trump “is not going to put up with.”

Navarro also singled out Huawei as another company that the U.S. sees as a national security threat. “You’re only one software update away with a Huawei phone from having your complete information taken away from you,” he said. “You’re going to have similar problems with these mobile apps. If they’re benign today, that doesn’t mean they’re benign tomorrow.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they seek to secure personal information of U.S. citizens. 
  • That Americans would heed the warning and delete the Chinese-related apps from telephones and computers, including those used by children.

Sources: CNN, CBS News, Fox Business


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