Government Agencies Have 30 Days to Remove Tik Tok 

Social media app is under increasing scrutiny. 

The White House Office of Management and Budget says federal agencies have 30 days to assure all government devices are wiped clean of TikTok, the Chinese-owned social media app. The guidance, issued Monday, said it is a “critical step forward in addressing the risks presented by the app to sensitive government data.” 

Some agencies as well as the White House have already removed TikTok. “The Biden-Harris Administration has invested heavily in defending our nation’s digital infrastructure and curbing foreign adversaries’ access to Americans’ data,” said Chris DeRusha, the federal chief information security officer. “This guidance is part of the Administration’s ongoing commitment to securing our digital infrastructure and protecting the American people’s security and privacy.” 

China’s ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson said the ban on Tik Tok shows how the U.S. is abusing its “state power” to suppress foreign companies and that the U.S. needs to be more respectful of “the principles of market economy and competition.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. officials as they seek to protect American information from foreign surveillance.
  • For Director Shalanda Young as she heads the Office of Management and Budget.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s guidance in addressing issues with China.

Sources: Reuters, The Hill


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