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No TikTok for US navy

TitTok which is very famous among the youngsters of the US has become a major concern to the government. And, the big news is that the nation’s government recently requested Google, Apple if famous apps like TikTok must disclose foreign ties.

The government lately started a national security review of the app’s owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion (£768.34 million) acquisition of US social media app Musical.ly.

In November, US army cadets were told not to use TikTok, after Senator Chuck Schumer voiced security concerns about the army using TikTok in their recruiting.

Thereafter, the United States Navy banned the social media app from government-issued mobile devices, saying the popular short video app represented a “cybersecurity threat.”

A bulletin issued by the Navy recently showed up on a Facebook page serving military members, saying consumers of government-issued mobile devices who had TikTok and did not remove the app would be blocked from the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet.

The Navy would not explain in detail what problems the app presents, but Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Uriah Orland shared that the order was part of an initiative to “address existing and emerging threats”.

TikTok did not return a request for comment.

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