Why Did it Take 4 Years to Ban Chinese Spyware TikTok from Government Devices?


Don’t say the government “never did anything for ya.”

It took 4 years since TikTok really went worldwide but the federal government will finally bar TikTok, which has been demonstrated to be Chinese government spyware from our own government devices.

TikTok will be banned from all federal government devices under the spending bill, a move intended to assuage heightened privacy and national security concerns about the app, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance.

U.S. officials have argued that TikTok, which has an estimated 100 million users in the United States, can share sensitive data about the location, personal habits and interests of Americans with the Chinese government.

And that took 4 years.

A basic question would be why TikTok was on any federal government device. Ever. Period.



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