U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices
Earlier this week the United States Navy banned the social media app TikTok from government-issued mobile devices, saying the popular short video app represented a â€ścybersecurity threat.â€ť
A bulletin issued by the Navy on Tuesday showed up on a Facebook page serving military members, saying users of government issued mobile devices who had TikTok and did not remove the app would be blocked from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.
The Navy would not describe in detail what dangers the app presents, but Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Uriah Orland said in a statement the order was part of an effort to â€śaddress existing and emerging threatsâ€ť....
I thought tik tok was for tween girls to lip sync to music, not grown navy men..... oh WAIT the grown navy men are watching the tweens lip sync to music.... yes ban it. And parent shouldnâ€™t let their daughters use it either
Something happened to me yesterday when using Tik Tok. I liked a video and then two seconds later my phone warned me that someone from Sri Lanka was trying to sign in to my account. I wonder if it is some kind of app like the app that can show you what you look like when your old that supposedly the Russians were using to hack into peopleâ€™s phones?
Erin Handley wrote: Popular video app TikTok is "a vector for censorship and surveillance", according to a new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), which found the app's parent company ByteDance was complicit in police propaganda in Xinjiang. .... The ASPI report, released Thursday afternoon, found that the TikTok's parent company ByteDance "collaborates with public security bureaus across China, including in Xinjiang where it plays an active role in disseminating the party-state's propaganda"....
excerpt from,"TikTok parent company complicit in censorship and Xinjiang police propaganda: report"