University Of Florida Recommending Deleting TikTok
The University of Florida is recommending deleting the app TikTok. Lots of stories in the news about TikTok, and how it’s not a good idea to have on our phones, yet we all continue to use it. Well, that might be changing, especially if you are a UF student.
The university strongly recommended that students, faculty and staff remove the app from all devices. The University is saying it is trying to protect its data. This from a story at WFLA.com
As national security concerns about TikTok continue, the University of Florida joined other college campus’s on putting a ban on Tik Tok in place. An email went out to all members of the campus community “strongly discouraging” using the application and recommending they remove it from their devices due to security concerns.
Experts continue to look at “the possibility that foreign governments may use TikTok to control data collection. They also found they use biometric information like faceprints and voiceprints. Recently, all Federal employees were told they would not be permitted to use the app.
23 states, including Florida, have taken action against TikTok. “Numerous universities and colleges nationwide are either being required to, or opting to, follow their state’s actions.
Why Are The Concerns About Tik Tok
Both the FBI and the Federal Communications Commission have warned that TikTok user data could be shared by owner ByteDance Ltd. with China’s authoritarian government. U.S. officials also worry that the Chinese government might use TikTok to push pro-China narratives or misinformation.
There are also concerns that the company is sending masses of user data to China, in breach of stringent European privacy rules.
Additionally, there’s been concern about TikTok’s content and whether it harms teenagers’ mental health.