US bans TikTok on official devices and China ironizes its “fear of youth’s favorite app”.

US bans TikTok on official devices and China ironizes its “fear of youth’s favorite app”.

The White House on Monday forced federal agencies to secure themselves within 30 days that their workers with government devices did not have the TikTok app installed. The Chinese government has criticized the U.S. administration’s decision, “How does the world’s leading superpower have to be to be afraid of young people’s favorite app?”

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According to guidance from White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young, it will seek to limit the use, remove and deauthorize facilities, and ban agency-owned information technology Internet traffic. This measure comes after TikTok changed its privacy policy, allowing its employees to access European user data.although it is not known what information they can see and which employees are involved.

The United States is not the first territory to be concerned about the privacy issue of its civil servants. In Canada and the European Union, also announced a ban on the use of TikTok on official cell phones. Meanwhile, the company points out that the decision is “wrong” and based “on misconceptions”.

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On the U.S. initiative, Mao Ning, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said that it is about. an abuse of the “national security concept” to penalize foreign companies.

“The U.S. government should respect the principles of market economy and competitiveness, stop repressing companies and provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory context for foreign companies,” the politician has pointed out.

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Kayleigh Williams