TikTok banned from use by US Navy

Monday 23 December 2019 | 08:57 CET | News
Chinese video app TikTok has been banned from use by the US Navy for representing a "cybersecurity threat," Reuters reported, citing a bulletin issued by the Navy. Those who chose not to remove the app from their device would be blocked from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet. No further details were given about the nature of the threat, only that the order was part of an effort to "address existing and emerging threats."

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: TikTok
Countries: United States
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