Thursday, February 2, 2023

The Texas government has banned the use of TikTok among its employees.

written in Global

Texas, – Texas officials don’t look favorably on the use of Asian apps TIC TocAnd its governor, Greg Abbott, decided to ban it from all state-owned equipment.

The reason the Chinese app has been called a “victim” by the Texas government is the fact of being a “collector of vast amounts of data from the users who download it”.

Even in Texas he assured that TikTok is a threat thanks to the simple fact of ownership by the Chinese Communist Party, which currently controls the so-called “Asian giant”.

In one of his many letters the governor described TIC Toc as a tool that “collects when, where and how they conduct activities on the Internet, and provides this wealth of potentially sensitive information to the Chinese government.”

The decision by senior Texas officials came a day after a similar incident in Maryland, where Governor Larry Hogan also banned the download and use of the application in his state.

“There can be no greater threat to our personal security and our national security than cyber vulnerabilities,” the state president said in a statement.

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas. , @GregAbbott_TX.

Will citizens in Texas be able to use TikTok?

At least Texas citizens who don’t work for the government will be able to download and use TikTok, as the filed measure only applies to state-owned devices.

The ruling affects cell phones, desktop computers, laptops, tablets and other tools with Internet access.

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It is expected that soon the Texas government will review the state legislation to be able to elaborate a reform in terms of cybernetic security, with which they want some firmness in this regard.

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