Ontario considering banning TikTok on government phones
Ontario is considering banning TikTok on government mobile phones. The news comes as the federal government implements a ban on short-form video apps on government-issued mobile his devices.
“That’s something we’re looking at,” Caitlin Clarke, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Doug Ford’s office, told Global News.
It is not clear when a final decision will be taken or may be taken.
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Canadian government bans TikTok on all devices, citing ‘unacceptable’ risks
On Monday, the federal government announced it would ban the app on all government-issued mobile devices starting Tuesday because it poses an “unacceptable” risk to privacy and security.
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The concerns clouding the social media platform stem from TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance.
The company has faced criticism from those who warn the Chinese government has access to user data, such as browsing history and location, thanks to a Chinese law that requires private companies to cooperate with Beijing if asked. There is
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