Australia banned the use of Tik Tok on government devices for cybersecurity reasons

FILE PHOTO: TikTok app logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (DADO RUVIC/)

Australia banned the use of the Chinese social network Tik Tok on mobile phones and government devices by cybersecurity reasons and given the fear of a possible “foreign interference” announced Tuesday its attorney general, mark dreyfus.

The attorney general made the decision “after receiving advice from intelligence and security agencies,” he said in a statement, after the recent statement by the director of the Intelligence service, Mike Burgess, who pointed out in front of a committee of the Senate than social networks They are used to “spread disinformation”.

Dreyfus added that the ban will enter into force “as soon as possible”and clarified that his office will only allow exceptions in the installation of this short video application “on a case-by-case basis and with the appropriate security measures” to avoid any risk of data theft.

For private users and companies, the attorney general recommended that they “access the recommendations” published on a government portal.

(With information from EFE)

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