This week, both the United States and Canada have issued orders that ban the use of TikTok on mobile devices provided by the government

Given that the app is owned by a Chinese business, there have been growing worries about its privacy and cybersecurity.

Despite Bytedance, the parent company of TikTok, consistently stating that it does not and will not share user data with the Chinese government 

and that it does not store data in China, several nations continue to express concern regarding the app's data gathering tactics. 

Moreover, TikTok asserts that it is run independently and refutes claims that it collects more user data than other social media sites.

Shawn Henry, the chief security officer for the cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, claims that these worries are legitimate

In a "CBS Mornings" interview, he stressed the significance of exercising caution when using apps like TikTok, which may jeopardize user privacy and security.