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    US Senate Panel Approves Ban On Using TikTok On Government Devices


    The “No TikTok on Government Device” Act from Senator Josh Hawley has got passed by the US Senate Committee.

    By Narender Kumar | 
    Updated: 23rd Jul 2020 21:47 IST

    Highlights of the Story

    • Taking a step from preventing confidential data leakage, “No TikTok on Government Device Act” was passed in US Senate.
    • US federal employees would be barred from using Chinese manufactured and regulated TikTok as the US senate obligates this could be hazardous to their national security.

    US federal employees will be refrained from using the Chinese grown video making app – TikTok on the government-issued gadgets. The regulation has been passed in the bill by US Senate Committee on July 22. The senate was afraid that such apps are potential enough to fetch the user’s data.

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    TikTok App Ban in US Senate

    The movement of TikTok App ban in the US Senate was first proposed by Senator Josh Hawley that got passed unanimously by the US Senate Committee as a step towards Homeland security and Government external affairs. 

    Also Read: Government of India Bans 59 Chinese Apps Including TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser

    TikTok’s wide popularity amongst teens comprise 60% of its 26.5 million monthly active US-based users have urged scrutiny from the US government officials and lawmakers. They drive such acts out of the fear of potential confidential and personal data leakage to Chinese government officials.

    The threat becomes more complex and strong when they came to know that according to the Chinese ordinance passed in 2017, companies should support the fullest in the country’s intelligence tasks.

    Also Read: TikTok Link Being Shared On WhatsApp Is Malware: Maharashtra Cyber Cell Advisory

    The top officials in the US cabinet have claimed that the government will soon be going to take a major step on the ban on Chinese originated mobile applications like the act done by India. The supporting statement in Company’s trust was made by the US spokesperson of TikTok, saying, “Company’s growing US team has no higher priority than promoting a safe app experience that protects users’ privacy. Millions of American families use TikTok for entertainment and creative expression, which we recognize is not what federal government devices are for”.

    Surely, the act of TikTok App Ban in the US Senate is the start in response to the growing tension between China and America.

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