The UK government is taking a stand in the face of Chinese tech controversy, banning the popular social media app TikTok from all official government phones today. Stay tuned to find out how long the ban will last and what measures will be put in place to ensure government devices remain secure.
Today, the UK government is set to ban the popular social media app, TikTok, from all official government phones. This comes after months of scrutiny over the app's security and data privacy.
Cabinet Office minister Oliver Dowden will be making an official statement to Parliament this afternoon, where he is expected to confirm the ban. The statement is expected to focus on the security of government devices.
The Chinese-owned app has been the subject of much controversy in recent months, with experts raising concerns that it could be used to promote pro-Beijing views or gather user data.
The move comes as the fallout from the recent Budget continues. The government has been under pressure to take a tougher stance on Chinese technology, with many believing that the country poses a risk to national security.
It is unclear how long the ban will last and what measures will be put in place to ensure government devices remain secure. However, it is likely that the government will continue to monitor the situation closely.
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