In the United States, the front is growing against the use of TikTok by staff employed in public institutions. The last restriction in order of time concerns the obligation to eliminate the client of the popular social network in the smartphones (personal and work) used by Joe Biden's collaborators committed to carrying out the presidential campaign.
The reasons for the measure are related to the security and risk that the information acquired by the app may end up in the wrong hands. To manage TikTok is the Chinese company ByteDance and the United States hypothesize that the platform may become a vehicle for espionage and the acquisition of personal data of Americans. Concerns that become even more intense when the Americans in question hold public office.
The rise of shields against TikTok in the United States can be called bipartisan: even Biden's opponent in the race to the White House, the current President Trump, has taken a position of clear opposition to the ByteDance social network, announcing July 15 last that the ban could arrive in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, TikTok has also been banned for US Army, Navy and Security Department personnel.
The case raised by the discovery, thanks to iOS 14, of the frequent accesses made by the app to the clipoboard while composing a message did not contribute to improving the hostility towards TikTok. The social network managers ran for cover, stressing that these accesses do not imply any unauthorized data collection and confirming that an update of the app would have completely eliminated this function.
TikTok cannot therefore sleep soundly since the United States and India are the markets where the most downloads of the application are concentrated. India banned TikTok at the end of June, a US ban could jeopardize ByteDance's activities.