Washington: After the ban on 59 Chinese apps by India (America), America is also moving in this direction. The US Senate Committee unanimously approved a bill that prohibits federal employees from using the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok on a government-issued device. Simply put, now American employees will not be able to use TikTok.
The bill was unanimously approved on Wednesday by Republican Senator Josh Hawley. Earlier a top Democrat released the report, stating that the US and its allies had not taken adequate measures to counter China’s espionage and censorship campaign.
This 58-page report underscores China’s growing threat. The report says that China is fast gaining ground on the Internet. He is targeting the whole world including America, so concrete steps have to be taken to stop it. The report describes US efforts as inadequate, saying that the US is set to lose the future of cyber domains to China. The report highlights China’s use of biometric and facial recognition technology, data analytics, Internet censorship and digital communications monitoring. Has been inserted
MPs wrote a letter to the President
Demand to ban all Chinese apps including TikTok in the US is gaining momentum. 24 influential Republican lawmakers recently wrote to President Donald Trump in this regard. In which he said that the way India has taken the extraordinary step of banning 59 Chinese apps keeping national security in mind, the same action should be taken by the US.
Ken Buck, who led the group of MPs, wrote in the letter that in June India had banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok keeping national security in mind. However, it is not the case that the Chinese game of illegally obtaining user data is limited to India only. In fact, Chinese officials are enjoying easy access to American consumer and government data through the US advanced data mining policies.