TikTok is a place where you could find all sorts of people, from bored college students to celebrities, create short clips (which are usually based on a song or an iconic line from a film), which range from funny, weird, dangerous, and cringeworthy. The app has gained popularity far and wide, and it has successfully hit 1.5 billion downloads last year. But not everyone seems to be impressed by the app.
U.S. Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) this week introduced legislation banning all federal employees from using TikTok on government devices.
Due, they said, to cybersecurity concerns and possible spying by the Chinese government.
“TikTok is owned by a Chinese company that includes Chinese Community Party members on its board, and it is required by law to share user data with Beijing,” according to Hawley.
If passed, the bill would prohibit certain individuals from downloading or using TikTok on any device issued by the United States or a government corporation.
(Investigations, cybersecurity research activities, enforcement and disciplinary actions, or intelligence activities are exempt.)
More details about this news over at Geek.com.
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