Federal Employee Work Phones Face Censorship

Federal Employee Work Phones Face Censorship

(NewsReady.com) – If you have a smartphone, then you probably have a plethora of apps installed for various activities. There are so many available, and each one performs complicated functions that, really, there’s almost no way for the layman to truly know what they all do. One of these apps has recently surged in popularity among content creators and younger phone users in general: TikTok.

TikTok is an app that lets users create and share short videos, but it has a dirty secret — it’s directly linked to the Chinese government.

ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, is required by law to share user data with Beijing. Given that federal employees are sure to use smartphones, this app is a significant security risk. That’s why Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) have drafted legislation to ban employees from installing TikTok on federal work phones.

While the company behind TikTok has promised to be more transparent about the app’s coding, functionality, and other privacy-related issues, these two senators are taking pre-emptive steps to safeguard our government.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Government phones should on be able to have go etnment approved apps. They are work phones and should not have anything extra on them to protect our country and the people.

    • I agree 100% with a decision made prohibiting any entertainment apps on any gov phone or computer. Who would want or even use an app that sends your personal info to a communist gov. That blows me away. I dont use this app or have I ever used it before. I retired from the Airforce after 20 years. A top priority for a AF member was security. Be on guard people especiain todays world.

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