New Delhi: New York City banned TikTok from government-owned devices based on security concerns. Due to which some popular Tiktok accounts got terminated.
New Delhi: New York City banned TikTok from government-owned devices based on security concerns. Due to which some popular Tiktok accounts got terminated. Jonah Allen, a spokesman for Mayor Eric Adams, said in a statement that the city’s Cyber Command determined that the app poses a security threat to the city’s technology network.
City agencies must remove the app within 30 days and employees will lose access to TikTok and its website from city-owned devices and networks. Several government officials are restricting access to TikTok in response to concerns that the app, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, could give Beijing access to sensitive user data.
New York State has banned TikTok on state-issued mobile devices for more than three years, with some exceptions. The restrictions are largely limited to official devices, though Montana recently passed a bill banning TikTok statewide. Tiktok declined to comment on the ban.
Top US security officials including FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director William Burns said that TikTok poses a threat. Ray had said in March that the Chinese government could do so.
Former President Donald Trump sought to ban TikTok in 2020 but was blocked by court rulings. Several US states and cities have already banned TikTok.