US House bans TikTok from official devices2022-12-30 17:05 by Daniela
TikTok has been banned from electronic devices managed by the US House of Representatives, according to an internal notice sent to House staff.
The app is considered "high risk due to a number of security issues," the House's Chief Administrative Officer said in a message sent to all lawmakers and staff on Tuesday, and must be deleted from all devices managed by the House.
The Senate voted 68-29 to pass the bill on December 22nd. The House approved it on Friday with a vote of 225-201. On the same day, President Joe Biden signed a stopgap bill that funded the government for another week in order to avert a shutdown until the omnibus bill landed on his desk. Today, President Biden signed the bill into law.
Since 2020, TikTok has been negotiating with the US government on a potential deal to resolve the national security concerns and allow the app to remain available to US users. TikTok has said that the potential agreement under review covers "key concerns around corporate governance, content recommendation and moderation, and data security and access." The company has also taken some steps to wall off US user data, organizationally and technologically, from other parts of TikTok's business.
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