US President Donald Trump will take action against Chinese-owned software in the coming days, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Iran PressAmerica: According to Pompeo Chinese-owned software including popular video app, TikTok that he believes poses a national security risk, are "feeding data directly to what he calls 'Chinese Communist Party' ".

His comments came days after Trump said he was banning TikTok in the US.

The company has denied accusations that it is controlled by or shares data with the Chinese government.

Speaking to Fox News Channel, Pompeo said the action would be taken "with respect to a broad array of national security risks that are presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party".

He said there were "countless" companies doing business in the US that might be passing information on to the Chinese government. Data could include facial recognition patterns, addresses, phone numbers, and contacts, he said.

Trump told reporters on Friday he planned to sign an executive order to ban TikTok in the US, where it has up to 80 million active monthly users.

The threats of action against TikTok and other Chinese-owned software come amid heightened tensions between the Trump administration and the Chinese government over numerous issues, including trade disputes and Beijing's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.


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