Canada is latest country to ban TikTok on government phones

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from The Washington Post,

Canada has become the latest country to ban the wildly popular social media app TikTok from government-issued phones starting Tuesday in a decision that follows similar moves in the United States and Europe.

The Canadian government said it had carried out a review of the video-sharing app owned by a Chinese company and “determined that it presents an unacceptable level of risk to privacy and security.”

TikTok will therefore be removed from all government-issued mobile devices, the Treasury Board of Canada said in a statement, and users of government-issued mobile devices will be blocked from downloading the app in the future.

“The Government of Canada is committed to keeping government information secure. We regularly monitor our systems and take action to address risks,” Treasury Board President Mona Fortier said.

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