The staff of the election headquarters of Democrat Joe Biden will have to remove the app TikTok with personal and business phones. On this edition of The Verge was told by a representative of the campaign.
This requirement to employees were delivered due to problems with the security of the application. As the newspaper notes, TikTok can access the contents of the clipboard users on iOS, which is a potential problem for anyone who uses a password Manager to log in to your secure account. Some politicians are particularly wary TikTok, because the application is owned by Chinese Internet company Bytedance.
Biden is not the first of the American officials who took this decision. The departments of state and U.S. national security, U.S. army and Navy, the US also banned the use TikTok on devices issued by the government, and the national committees of the Democrats and the Republicans warned against the use of this app, the newspaper notes.
In addition, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on 6 July that the White house is considering banning the app.
TikTok – a service for creating and viewing a short video, belonging to the Beijing company ByteDance. At the end of June, the social network is banned in India, along with 58 other Chinese applications because they allegedly harm the sovereignty and integrity of the country.