11-07-202013-07-2020

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DNC issues another warning on TikTok, citing data security risks

The Democratic National Committee on Friday reiterated a warning to Democratic campaigns, state parties and committees about the security risks of using the video-sharing app TikTok, which is owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance. “Because of the amount of data it tracks, we continue to advise campaign staff to refrain from using TikTok on personal devices,” a DNC official told CyberScoop. “[I]f campaigns are using TikTok for campaign work, we recommend they use a separate phone and account.” The fresh warning, which DNC officials have been making for months, is the latest move by the political party to protect its data from compromise following the Russian hack of the DNC in 2016. It comes as TikTok faces greater scrutiny for its security practices from both U.S. government agencies and corporations. CNN was first to report on the DNC guidance. The video-sharing app is wildly popular. TikTok has been downloaded more than 2 billion […] The post DNC issues another warning on TikTok, citing data security risks appeared first on CyberScoop. (CyberScoop)

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