The United States has officially banned TikTok on all government devices, as states and universities follow suit
The United States government has banned TikTok on all official government devices.
Last night, the President of the United States signed a $1.7T spending bill into law. Where did we get $1.7T to spend? The hell if I know so let’s just focus on one piece of the legislation that included the “No TikTok on Government Devices Act” (sick name), which is exactly how it reads.
TikTok will now be banned on all Federal Government devices.
Okay that’s just great. I know what you’re thinking. Facebook, Google, and other American tech companies are doing the exact same thing. That’s also true. But when you’re talking about China, that’s when things get tricky. It is interesting that the Federal Government has banned TikTok while leaving the rest of America out to dry with allowing them to still use the Chinese Spy Machine.
It’s almost like the government thinks less of the American people and only care about themselves, which would be wild to even think about since we are responsible for putting them into office to look out for us and be our voice in the government.
Note: It’s not wild. It’s completely true.
Luckily, state governments are now passing similar measures to ban TikTok on official devices. To date, 14 states have signed bills into law or passed executive orders to ban the Chinese Spy Machine. There’s a million different privacy and security issues with TikTok and people are finally acting upon it.
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Can you imagine what’s in other terms of service agreements that literally no one ever reads but just checks the box? Our last president wanted to ban the app completely in America, much like the Chinese smart company Huawei, which was also linked back to the Chinese government.
So if states are now banning TikTok, how does that influence the state’s public university system? Well, as it turns out, the University of Oklahoma and Auburn have already banned TikTok OUTRIGHT on the schools Wi-Fi.
NBC – When some students return to their college campuses after the holidays, they may find themselves unable to log in to their favorite app.
The University of Oklahoma and Auburn University in Alabama announced this month that they would ban access to TikTok from campus Wi-Fi, in accordance with their respective governors’ executive orders to restrict the app on state-owned devices and networks.
Look, social media is the absolute worst and that’s coming from that literally uses it for my job and for this website. I have always stood against any type of government oversight on anything that we as Americans do. Everyone should be allowed to make their own choices and control their own lives.
Still, we can’t just be selling the farm to China without anyone actually knowing that’s happening. For them to be using TikTok, like they attempted to do in the past with Huawei as a means to collect data and personal information from it’s users, seems like a pretty scumbag thing to do and would certainly open up pandora’s box into issues down the road. Literally no one should be doing that type of shit and the overlying problem continues to be that almost everyone is.
Diversify your platforms people. Looks like we’re going to have some big changes in 2023.