Ohio, New Jersey join in banning TikTok on government devices

Ohio, New Jersey join in banning TikTok on government devices

THE SIGNAL

New Jersey and Ohio are the latest states to ban TikTok on government-owned appliances on the grounds of cybersecurity concerns.

On Monday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, announced that the Chinese-owned video app would no longer be allowed on government devices.

Mr. Murphy, through a cybersecurity directive, prohibited the use of any “high-risk” software and service on government devices. This directive included not only TikTok but software from other Chinese-bas …

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