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TikTok Names New Head of Security Amid Heightened US Scrutiny

TikTok named a new head of security as the popular video app has come under increasing scrutiny from congress and other US officials over concerns that user data could wind up in China.

Kim Albarella was appointed to serve as interim head of TikTok’s Global Security Organization, the company said in a statement Friday. She will oversee the transition as Roland Cloutier, who is stepping back from day-to-day operations on Sept. 2, moves into an advisory role focusing on the business impact of security and trust programs. TikTok is owned by China’s ByteDance Ltd.