US government agencies must remove the Chinese app TikTok from federal systems and devices within 30 days, the White House ordered Monday. All because of concerns about the security of important data related to the country. The order does not apply to Americans who use the app on personal or company devices.
with a purpose US data security guaranteeAll federal agencies should delete TikTok from phones and systems, said Shalanda Young, director of the Office of Management and Budget, in a statement sent to federal agencies and seen by Reuters.
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The US Congress in December A vote has been taken to ban federal employees from using a Chinese app on federal machines. President Joe Biden’s administration had 60 days to issue appropriate directives to government agencies. Similar bans have been issued before in Canada, Taiwan and several US states.
The request does not apply to using the application on private devices.
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TikTok, which is owned by ByteDance, cited information from the White House. I have reported it Concerns about potential data theft are fueled by misinformation. The company denied using it spy apps.
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House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday He is set to vote on a bill that would give President Joe Biden the power to ban TikTok On all devices in the US.
Reuters reports that The app is used by more than 100 million Americanswho use the application on personal or company-owned devices.
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