According to the report of Reuters: The United States Navy banned the social media app TikTok from government-issued mobile devices, saying the popular video app represented a "cybersecurity threat." A bulletin issued by the Navy on a Facebook page saying users of government issued mobile devices who had TikTok and did not remove the app would be blocked from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

The Navy would not describe in detail what dangers the app presents, but Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Uriah Orland said in a statement the order was part of an effort to "address existing and emerging threats...." The U.S. government has opened a national security review of the app's owner ByteDance.

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    The irony of posting said message on Facebook...
  • 7
    Hold up.
    "TikTok is a threat"
    "Posted on Facebook"

    😨 Oh fuck cramp 😨
  • 7
    @C0D4 You have two minutes left to add another emoji on that first line!
  • 5
    Unless Facebook sells private data to chinese military, facebook vs tiktok comparison is pointless.
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    @Jilano fixed it
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    @aviophile they do to election manipulators, which might actually be worse.
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    @aviophile Yeah the US can send some "secret court shit"(tm USA) to Facebook and force them to do or omit whatever the order of the day is, but they can't do that with a Chinese company like TikTok.
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    I just read that the NY times could follow trump trough a secret service agent that used weather and other apps.
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    I wouldn't say it's an immediate threat as long as they don't post from the area but on Facebook?! The fuck.

    Also tiktok fucking sucks
  • 1
    @Lucky-Loek i kinda think facebook balances twitter.
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