NYC Bans TikTok on All City-Owned Devices

New York City has decided to ban TikTok from city-owned devices used by NYC employees, reports The Verge. The New York City Cyber Command said that TikTok is a "security threat to the city's technical networks."

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City employees are no longer allowed to download or use the TikTok app on city-owned devices, and they are also not allowed to access the TikTok website. New York state previously banned TikTok on state-issued devices, but some employees were still able to use it for marketing purposes.

"While social media is great at connecting New Yorkers with one another and the city, we have to ensure we are always using these platforms in a secure manner," a NYC City Hall spokesperson said in a statement to The Verge Wednesday. "NYC Cyber Command regularly explores and advances proactive measures to keep New Yorkers' data safe."

U.S. government officials have been backing legislation that would result in a nationwide TikTok ban. There are concerns that U.S. TikTok data is stored in China, though TikTok owner ByteDance has said that is not the case.

As of earlier this year, TikTok is not allowed on federal devices and systems in the United States. The UK, European Union, Canada, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and numerous other U.S. states also prohibit TikTok on government devices. Montana has gone as far as banning TikTok downloads and usage statewide, but TikTok has sued the state.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
7 weeks ago
Best news ever! This should be applied everywhere. I hate TikTok!
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfzen21 Avatar
7 weeks ago

What is the definition of fascism agin :rolleyes:
So the city providing city owned devices to employees shouldn't be allowed to dictate what is allowed on those devices? OK

It's wild to me that these devices are even allowed to access social media at all, unless its part of the job requirement such as a social media manager.

I'd like my train, subway and bus driver to concentrate on diving.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfzen21 Avatar
7 weeks ago
This legislation is about city employees using city-owned devices.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tfresquezdxs Avatar
7 weeks ago
Still think its bs.... if your gonna scrutinize the data that TikTok collects then you need to do the same with facebook, snap, twitter or X ?, instagram, threads, etc.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thadoggfather Avatar
7 weeks ago
it's such a sideshow citing 'security' as the only concern with TikTok.

No its that they're demoralizing the public across the West, willfully, and in China they're getting engineering tips, and how to improve work ethic, and all kinds of other productive things whereas here we're being taught how to self destruct essentially

But yeah-- security is a problem too
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DFZD Avatar
7 weeks ago
Decades in future we will all be telling our grand kids.. that this logo was the symbol of cringe.

Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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