Los Angeles, Calif.- Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a plan on Monday ban tiktok on all devices and networks owned by the state, arguing that the popular platform collects sensitive information.
The Republican said that TikTok collects a significant amount of data from users’ devices, including details about Internet activity.
“Los Security Risk The risks associated with the use of TikTok on devices used to conduct important business for our state should not be underestimated, Abbott said in a statement.
Republican governor sent against TikTok, a tool he said “uses members of Chinese Communist Party,
State plan will be exempted or stopped trend of tiktok and other technologies on state-owned devices, including cell phones, computers and tablets.
every state agency next will be by 15 february To implement its policy to implement the State Plan.
The plan would also prohibit employees or contractors from conducting state business on equipment installed with these technologies.
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“It is critical that state agencies and employees are protected from the vulnerabilities presented by the use of this application and others. prohibited technologies Working on behalf of my fellow Texans.”
Abbott had issued the first order for this only last December. block access to the platform in government equipment.
Texas governor speaks out on TikTok bans