Citing national security, Aurora bans TikTok on city devices

The Denver Post: Using or downloading TikTok on city devices or personal devices using the city network will no longer be allowed in Aurora.

The City Council approved a resolution Monday night that bans the popular video-sharing social media app that was the target of a contentious U.S. congressional hearing just days earlier. The app is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance and is estimated to have about 150 million American users. Concerns about data sharing practices and security threats in connection with the Chinese government are among those that have led to calls for the app to be banned in the United States.

The app is not allowed on U.S. government devices and the U.S. Justice Department and FBI have launched investigations into the company’s practices. Other American jurisdictions and governments in other countries have banned or regulated the app’s use.

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