No more TikTok on House of Representatives’ smartphone

TikTok will no longer be allowed on any device managed by the US House of Representatives.

The House's Chief Administrative Office announced the ban of the popular video-sharing app

Congresspersons and their staffers will not be able to download the app on managed devices

The mobile app is a "high risk to users due to a number of security risks,"

If you have the TikTok app on your House mobile device, you will be contacted to remove it

TikTok is already at least partially banned from government-owned devices in 19 states.

TikTok has been in discussions with the federal government over the security of user data

2023 is going to be a challenging year for both TikTok and its owner ByteDance.

Short of selling the app to an American owner, which ByteDance is apparently unwilling to do

There seems to be very little the company can do to assuage governments' growing privacy and user-tracking concerns