UK bans Tik Tok on government phones

Originally published at: UK bans Tik Tok on government phones | Boing Boing

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Twitter and Facebook had a certain status as “platforms of record” for companies and governments, but Tik Tok?

Hey, “the kids” deserve their platform of record too. This one just happens to be manufactured by a company whose owners are obliged to put in backdoors and spyware at the behest of their state-actor partner


And New Zealand as well.

Reasons for bans are clear.


We’ve known about this issue since the app arrived. Why has it taken so long for action to occur?

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Probably not intentional by Rob, but it’s hilarious that that statement assigns some sort of cachet to apps (particularly the Zuckverse one) and their SDKs (baked into other apps) that call home every second of the day reporting on you. :person_shrugging:

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