Data security and privacy concerns have led the US Military, India, and other government entities to ban the use of the app on their devices.
The US issued orders to ban TikTok on November 12, 2020 to safeguard national security. There are growing concerns about data collection through TikTok such as facial recognition, location data, and A.I. based image scanning can be used for nefarious purposes should Bytedance be compelled to share that data with the Chinese government.
We strongly recommend avoiding TikTok. However, tech-savvy users will be able to bypass the ban by using VPN tunneling software. When enabled, VPN encrypts your traffic and masks your IP address. With a VPN, you can connect to a server located outside the US and continue to access TikTok. That way, your ISP can’t tell which country you’re accessing TikTok from.
If you don’t have a web filter installed on your company computers, chances are your advanced users will be able to consume content on TikTok. Let me show you how to block TikTok on their computers using BrowseControl in 3 easy steps.