TikTok Is Now Banned In Florida Schools
You probably know someone who is a TikTok zombie. It’s now the second most used app on Earth, led only by Google. But the app has come under increased scrutiny lately, as national security issues have come to light.
Two bills that would ban TikTok from public schools were officially passed yesterday, making it now forbidden to access the site from any wifi that is provided by Florida school districts. The law applies to all grades, from kindergarten to 12h grade. Along with the ban, classes are now required to teach students about the dangers of social media and security risks that come along with user agreements. With an exponential increase of TikTok use across America, legislators say the Chinese-owned company has unprecedented access to the personal information of U.S. citizens, which is a clear and present danger to national security.
TikTok is owned by ByteDance, which gathers personal information about every user, all while supplying them with endless short reels of video. Most users sign up without ever reading the user agreement fully, allowing the company to reap untold amounts of information. That information contains more than you think. It could allow the manufacturer to see everything on your phone, contacts, pictures, video, messages, texts, emails, work-related correspondence, passwords, key strokes and medical information. Meanwhile, a representative for TikTok says concern is way overblown, saying the company gathers less information than other apps. He also said the company is currently undergoing a relocation of all of its servers to America. Source: WTSP.com
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