The government is right to prohibit the use of Tiktok on work devices, but experts think that the ban should also apply to other apps. “I don’t think it’s as simple as TikTok - bad; American companies - good. I think they’re all bad,” Australian National University cybersecurity researcher Vanessa Teague says.

  • @Still@programming.dev
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    48 months ago

    why are these people allowed to install anything on government phones?? like I would think that would be a security risk, nevermind that I wouldn’t want the gov having my accounts.

  • Meseta
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    38 months ago

    I’m not sure why government employees can even use their work phones to install personal applications. Isn’t the whole point of a work phone using it for work?

    I imagine that a bunch of these employees are just not buying a personal device and using their work provided ones as their main device (I see the same in the corporate world as well.)

  • @Aurenkin@sh.itjust.works
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    18 months ago

    I feel like this is a general problem with banning a specific app. Shouldn’t we work out what it is about that app that we don’t like and then ban that thing so we don’t need to constantly update rules as new apps come out? I haven’t thought super deeply about it though so I’m sure I’m missing some nuance.