63% of Amazon employees think TikTok poses “security risks” to the company

On Friday Amazon employees were greeted with an unusual requirement, via email, the company asked them to remove TikTok from their cell phones. The alleged reason? To avoid security problems.

A few hours later, Amazon unbanned the TikTok video-sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake.

It is noteworthy that the decision was taken in the same week when the United States government admitted it intended to ban the service.

Blind, an anonymous community of 3.6MM+ verified professionals (and 65,000 Amazon employees within the community) ran a survey gauging how Amazon employees felt about the ban. Here are some key learnings from 348 Amazon employees:

  1. Were you told to delete TikTok from your phone?

    65% of Amazon employees answered “yes”

  2. Will you delete TikTok from your phone?

    Less than ⅓ of Amazon employees answered “yes”

  3. Do you agree that there are “security risks” to Amazon if you were to keep TikTok on your phone?

    63% of Amazon employees agree that there are “security risks”

Last month, TikTok was included in a list of 59 Chinese apps banned by India: officially, the country believes that these apps are being used as spying tools by the Chinese government. The United States government has expressed similar concerns.

   
Aidan Rogers
Aidan Rogers
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