Biden to ban TikTok in the US (but only on government-issued devices)

Tiktok to be banned in US
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President Biden is banning TikTok but only on government-issued devices. Amidst security fears, the Biden administration is giving federal employees 30 days to remove the popular video-sharing platform from their devices in hopes it will stop any security breaches.

Plans to ban TikTok from government-issued devices began in December 2022 when Senate passed the bipartisan bill unanimously. Growing concerns from FBI Director Chris Wray suggested that the Chinese government could use TikTok to “influence operations” and compromise millions of devices although the Chinese government deem the move “insecure”

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.