TikTok For All Personnel; US military, U.S. Navy prohibits TikTok Usage in US
The US Army, followed by the Navy, was reportedly banned from all government-owned handsets from Tik Tok, the social media application.
US Army Prohibits Tik-Tok
TikTok is popular all over the world, especially for American teenagers. As a result, the US army used TikTok for recruiting and reaching young people but in the middle of December it began dissuading employees from using the app.
On 16 December, the DIA instructed all the employees of the Defense Department to stop the usage of the Chinese-owned device in the cyber security letter.
It is currently viewed as a possible danger to information protection. The Navy banned the TikTok social media app for mobile devices issued by the government in earlier December and warned of a blocking of those that did not comply with this order in the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.
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In a statement the Order was an attempt to "resist on existing and emerging threats," Pentagon Speaker Uriah Orland said.
The letter advises staff to take reasonable measures to secure their confidential details. The guidelines should be careful about downloading apps, monitoring and immediately deleting any unusual or unwanted text from your phones and TikTok to prevent personal data exposure. The guidelines should also be careful.
After lawmakers called for an inquiry in October to test if the Chinese government might gather data from consumers or monitor what the information it shared was, TikTok was scrutinized by the United States Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS).
The app has been believed to interfere with elections and to silence Hong Kong protesters by Senator Tom Cotton and Senator Chuck Shumer.
They also submitted a letter in which Tik-Tok and other China-based firms were evaluating possible security threats to Joseph Maguire, the new Director of national intelligence.
Military personnel are allowed to use the app on their personal devices, but the Defense Department has warned that those using the app in their private lives to exercise caution.
What is ByteDance Saying?
After all, TikTok did not answer a request for comment immediately.
However, the October declaration stated in support of social media that even though the Chinese government demanded to do so and did nothing like that in future it did not delete any of the contents from the site.
He also added that he saves his U.S. user data in the USA (in Singapore with a backup), so that he is not under Chinese law.