As DNC has already warned, Biden’s staff needs to remove the app from personal and work phones. From Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, Staffers must delete the app TikTok from work phones as well as from personal one, a campaign official revealed. That is a result of security worries around this well known and popular application.
TikTok can get to clients’ clipboard content on iOS — conceivably an issue for anyone using a password manager so that one can log into secure accounts. Some politicians are especially careful about TikTok as Chinese internet company Bytedance owns this video-sharing app.
The first report from Bloomberg, the policy of the Biden campaign echoes that of different US government authorities. The US Army, the State departments of the US and Homeland Security, and the US Navy on government issued-devices have already prohibited TikTok, and the Republican and Democratic national committees have also warned against using this app. On July 6th, The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the White House was thinking about a restriction on this social media app. Mark Meadows, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, said on July 15th that limitations against the application could come in “weeks, not months.
“Doubt of TikTok’s snooping isn’t constrained to the US government. On June 29th, India restricted TikTok and various other China-based applications, including WeChat. On July 10th, Amazon sent an email asking that workers delete TikTok from their phones, at that point, soon that day, said the email was sent in mistake.
Wells Fargo has prohibited workers on company phones from using TikTok.Despite the bans and caution, it’s unclear that unlike other social media apps, TikTok gathering information in a different way. A company representative revealed that they have never given the user’s information to the Chinese government, nor would they do as such whenever inquired.