BY JAMES SCOTT/ AUG  17, 2023

TikTok is Bans on All Devices Owned By The NYC

According to The Verge, New York City has decided to prevent employees from using city-owned devices to access the video-sharing app TikTok. According to the New York City Cyber Command, TikTok presents a "security threat to the city's technical networks."

TikTok is Bans

City employees are prohibited from accessing the TikTok website and downloading or using the TikTok app on any device controlled by the city.

TikTok is Bans

This includes municipal-issued mobile devices. TikTok had been prohibited on state-issued smartphones in the state of New York. However, some employees were nonetheless allowed to use it for promotional purposes.

TikTok is Bans

Wednesday, a spokesman for NYC City Hall issued a statement to The Verge in which they said that while it is true that social media does a wonderful job of connecting New Yorkers with the city, the city must take precautions to ensure that it always uses these platforms securely.

TikTok is Bans

"Consistently, NYC Cyber Command investigates and develops new preventative measures to keep the data of New Yorkers safe."

TikTok is Bans

The United States government officials have been advocating for legislation leading to a ban on TikTok nationwide. Although the owner of TikTok, ByteDance, has denied this, others are concerned that data from users in the United States is being stored in China.

TikTok is Bans

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