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Kentucky bans TikTok from government-owned devices

Kentucky is joining more than 20 U.S. states in banning the popular video app TikTok on government devices citing cybersecurity concerns.

January 14, 2023
14 January 2023

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Kentucky is joining more
than 20 U.S. states in banning the popular video app TikTok on
government devices citing cybersecurity concerns.

The state said it had updated its employee handbook to bar
state employees from using government-managed devices to access
the Chinese-owned app “other than for a law enforcement
purpose.” On Thursday, the governors of Wisconsin and North
Carolina signed orders banning TikTok on government devices.
Ohio, New Jersey and Arkansas also took similar actions earlier
this week.
(Reporting by David Shepardson, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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