The US military has banned the use of the popular mobile app, 'Tik Tok'

The US military has banned the use of the popular mobile app, 'Tik Tok'

Posted on Jan 1, 2020

The US military has banned the use of the popular mobile app, 'Tik Tok', used in offices for security concerns.

According to a report by the British Broadcasting Agency BBC, US Army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Robin Oshawa cited the Tik Tok ban, saying that it was in view of cyber threats.

The Tik Tok app, used by millions of users around the world, was also previously reported and tested in the United States and other countries.

Tik Tok provides its users with 15 seconds of video, songs and other videos are made interesting while users can restrict it.

A US Army spokesman told the media that the army had instructed its officers in mid-December to stop using the app on official mobile, and that the US Navy had taken similar steps.

According to the report, the US military did not impose such a slogan on personal mobiles, but the Department of Defense recently issued a directive to employees to take special care when loading applications.

Earlier, US lawmakers expressed concern over the app, saying that Tik Tok could be a source of documentation for US intelligence about the risks to Chinese citizens.

Several Democratic and Republican senators expressed concerns over ticking talk in October and called on intelligence agencies to investigate.

In the US Senate, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Tom Cotton wrote in a letter to Acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, that Tik Tok owner Bet Dennis might be forced to give information to Chinese intelligence agencies. Is.

In his letter, he wrote, "More than 11 million users have downloaded this app in the US alone and there is a risk that the Talk Intelligence cannot be ignored".

He called on the intelligence authorities to 'assess the security threats posed by this app'.

With regard to the Tik Tok, US Senators expressed concern that the video app could influence voters in next year's elections, as Russia did on American social media in the 2016 campaign.

In a statement issued on its website, Tik Tok made it clear that 'we have no external government pressure, including China.


Mian Tajamul

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