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Beyoncé adds her entire musical catalog to TikTok

(The Hill) – Beyoncé has joined TikTok.

The pop star posted her first video on the platform on Thursday, and Variety announced that her entire catalog of music is now available for users to use as audio, called “sounds,” in their own posts. .

Beyoncé’s first video on the app included a montage of her fans dancing to her new single, “Break My Soul.”

“Seeing you release the wiggle made me so happy!” she wrote in the caption of the post. “Thank you so much for all the love you have for BREAK MY SOUL! – Love B —#RE”

TikTok has rapidly gained popularity in the United States in recent years, but it has raised concerns about data privacy.

The app’s parent company, ByteDance, is based in China, leaving some lawmakers and regulators worried about where TikTok stores data collected through the app and who has access to it.

TikTok has repeatedly claimed that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) does not have access to US data, but a BuzzFeed report last month contradicted that claim, citing recordings from TikTok employees indicating that engineers in China had access to non-public app data.

A member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) called on Apple and Google to remove the app from their app stores over the concerns late last month.

President Biden revoked several executive orders in June 2021 signed by former President Trump, which sought to ban the app in the United States

Recently, a group of Senate Republicans lobbied the administration over the enforcement, saying Biden was not enforcing a separate Trump-era executive order that Biden did not repeal that directs ByteDance to sell its US assets and destroy US data.

TikTok announced it was transferring its US data to Oracle’s cloud platform to ease concerns, but senators argued the plan was not enough.