Senate passes legislation to ban TikTok from US government devices

Senate passes legislation to ban TikTok from US government devices

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  • Analyst weighs in 03:07 - Source: CNN CNN — The Senate passed legislation Wednesday evening to ban TikTok from US government devices, in a move designed to limit perceived information-security risks stemming from the social media app.
  • The latest legislative action comes as TikTok and the US government have been negotiating a deal that may allow the app to keep serving US users.
  • On Tuesday, US lawmakers led by Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill to ban TikTok in the United States more generally, along with other apps based in, or under the “substantial influence” of, countries that are considered foreign adversaries, including China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela.
  • On Thursday, Hawley said he would be “fine” if the US government and TikTok reached a deal to safeguard US users’ data.

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