The US Navy recently reported that the TikTok music app had been banned from mobile phones for internal use. This ban is fueled by suspicion of spying by ByteDance and its relations with China.
However, according to the Wall Street Journal, the Air Force and Coast Guard have also banned the application from being used on internal mobile phones. Any military in these divisions who has TikTok installed on their mobile phones will have barred access to military intranets.
It is uncertain whether the Marines or the recent Space Force will also ban the application but from the carriage floor it may be. If this wave continues, the application will be completely banned for military use in the United States, and may even spread to government bodies.
TikTok’s proprietary company is suspected of spying
ByteDance is a Chinese technology company and owner of the popular TikTok app. Due to the close relationship the Chinese government tends to maintain with Chinese companies, the United States suspects that TikTok may send military information to China, undermining national security.
The same suspicions hang over Huawei and its equipment, which is the main reason that led to his ban. Relations between the United States and China are unhealthy because neither country decides what to do about customs duties.
However, until the dust settles, here we are. Companies like Huawei and ByteDance remain under close scrutiny due to usual suspicions. However, it is important to note that ByteDance was already being sued for sharing minors data on TikTok.
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