Amazon bans TikTok on employee phones, then calls it a mistake [Updated]

Enlarge / A person using the video-sharing application TikTok on a smartphone in Faridabad in India on June 30, 2020. (credit: AFP )
Update at 5:15pm ET : Amazon now says it sent the email announcing a TikTok ban by mistake, according to The Verge. "This morning's email to some of our employees was sent in error," an Amazon spokesperson said, according to the Verge article . "There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok." We're still waiting to hear back from Amazon.
Original story follows :
Amazon ordered employees to delete TikTok from their phones today, citing "security risks."

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