All federal agencies in The US has been given 30 days to purge everyone from TikTok government The White House said Monday that the Chinese-owned video-sharing app is under increasing scrutiny in Washington over Security concerns.
the desk of Management and budget guidance calls for “critical step forward in Address the risks that the application presents to the allergy government Data.” Some agencies including departments of defense, homeland security and the state, already It has limitations in place; Instructional calls on the rest of federal government to follow claim within 30 days.
White House already no allow Tik Tok on its devices.
“The Biden-Harris administration has invested heavily in Defend our nation digital infrastructure and curb foreign enemies access for Americans data,” said Chris DeRocha, the federal president information Security officer. This directive is part of Management’s ongoing commitment to secure digital Infrastructure and protecting American people’s security and privacy. “
guidance was first Reported by Reuters.
The US Congress has passed “No TikTok on government agencies law in December as part of sweeper government financing package. Legislation no allow for Tik Tok use in Certain cases, incl for national Security and law enforcement and research purposes.
“the ban of Tik Tok on Federal agencies passed in December without any deliberation, and unfortunately, this approach was a blueprint for last world governments. these bans a little more from the political stage,” TikTok spokesperson Brooke Oberwetter said Monday.
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The House of Representatives expects Republicans move forward Tuesday with bill would give Biden power To ban TikTok nationwide. The legislation, proposed by Rep. Mike McCall, looks to get around challenges Management will face in Court if you move forward with Penalties against the social media a company.
If passed, the proposal allow The administration has banned not only TikTok but also software threatening applications national protection. McCall, President of The House Foreign Relations Committee was a staunch critic of The app, saying the Chinese Communist Party uses it to “manipulate and monitor its users as they devour up Americans data to use for their malicious activities.
“anyone with TikTok downloaded on they device The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) has given a back door to all its people information. “It’s a spy balloon in your phone,” said the Texas Republican. in Monday statement.
Meanwhile, China on On Monday he criticized the ban and said the US was expanding the concept of national Security, the abusive state power to suppress foreign companies.
“We are strongly against that wrong Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said in a regular news instructions on Tuesday.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said it opposes the Congressional ban on TikTok, saying it violates free speech rights of millions of The Americans.
Banning TikTok would “limit American political discussion, artistic expression, and free exchange.” of Ideas – and even block them people who posted videos and pictures of cute animals,” the ACLU said in Message to legislators. Americans have a right to that use TikTok and other platforms to share our thoughts and opinions with people across the country and around world,” He. She added.
Sen. Bob Menendez, DNJ, is his counterpart in Senate, it did not shut down The idea of He took the room up It is a proposal that would enable Biden to take the necessary measures against TikTok, saying it is “definitely something to consider”.
“We hope so when it comes to addressing,” Oberwetter said national Security concerns about TikTok beyond government devices, Congress will explore solutions that won’R effect of Censorship of votes of millions of The Americans. “
TikTok, owned by ByteDance Ltd. remains It is very popular and used by thirds of teens in United States But there are growing fears that Beijing will be able to take control of US user data obtained by the app.
The company was dismissive of the ban for Federal agencies noted that they are developing security and data privacy plans as part of The Biden administration continues national protection review.
Canada and the European Union bans
Canada also announced Monday that he bans TikTok from everyone government- issued mobile hardware, saying it represented an “unacceptable” level of risk To privacy and security, which adds to the growing rift between the two countries.
Starting Tuesday, “TikTok removed from government- issued mobile hardware. Users of These devices will also Being blocked from downloading the app in the future,” the government He said in a permit.
The Canadian ban was issued “without citing any specific security concerns or communication us with questions,” a TikTok spokesperson said.
Elsewhere, the two largest policy-making institutions in the European Union last TikTok Week bans phones used by employees as a cybersecurity measure.
Finally, the Dane parliament on Tuesday urged lawmakers and staff with Assembly consisting of 179 members against TikTok presence on work phones as a cybersecurity measure, saying “there is an element risk of espionage. “
Danish Parliament Speaker Soren Jade said an email had been sent out Tuesday for legislators and staff with Strong recommendation that you delete the TikTok app if you have previously installed it.
TikTok has repeatedly denied the accusations shares data or cede control to the Chinese government.
Break Tik Tok rise From a specialized application for sharing video to a file global social media The giant brought a lot of audit, in particular over its links to China.
The company was forced to accept ByteDance employees in China had access to the Americans’ data, but has always denied the diversion over Personal information to the Chinese authorities.
TikTok moved to allay US concerns, it was announced in June 2022 it will be store All information on US users on US based servers.
It didn’t stop the ban on TikTok growth.
with more from 1 billion active users, is the sixth most used social platform in The world, according to social marketing agency We Are.
Although it lags behind Likes of A longtime dominant meta trio of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and growth within young people far superior to her competitors.