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US banned TikTok app on official mobiles

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The US military has banned the use of the popular mobile app, TikTok, in offices for security concerns.

According to a report by the British Broadcasting Agency BBC, US Army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Robin Ochoa cited that it was done in view of cyber threats.



The TikTok app, used by millions of users around the world, was also previously reported and tested in the United States and other countries for security issues.

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.

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

Earlier, US lawmakers expressed concern over the app, saying that TikTok could be a source of US citizens documentation for Chinese intelligence.

In a statement released on its website, TikTok made it clear that ‘we have no external government pressure, including China‘.

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