US government eyes Epic, Riot after TikTok, WeChat ban

The US government is probing the security protocols of Unreal Engine and Fortnite maker Epic Games, plus League of Legends creator Riot Games.

Letters have been sent by the US Treasury Department to various companies linked with Chinese conglomerate Tencent, a new Bloomberg [paywall] report states, which ask them to hand over data.

Tencent owns Riot outright, and holds a 40 per cent stake in Epic.

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