Democrat-led New Jersey Latest State To Ban TikTok On Government Devices

  • The ban was part of a larger one Murphy issued that prohibiting high-risk software vendors, products and services, including TikTok, from being used on State-provided or -managed devices.
  • The directive also named prominent China-based firms, including Huawei, Tencent, WeChat, ZTE and Alibaba.
  • “Bolstering cybersecurity is critical to protecting the overall safety and welfare of our State,” Murphy said . “This decisive action will ensure the cybersecurity of the State is unified against actors who may seek to divide us.”
  • Murphy joins over a dozen other governors is in banning TikTok from government-issued devices over security concerns related to ByteDance, the platform’s China-based parent company.
  • Ohio on Monday also announced a similar ban.
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