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TikTok Use by Military Poses Security Risk, US Regulator Testifies

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  • TikTok ‘pervasive’ on personal devices, Carr tells House panel
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US military members are risking national security with their use of the TikTok social-media service, according to a federal communications regulator who has been pushing for the video-sharing app to be removed from online stores.

Several military branches bar TikTok from official devices, but there’s “pervasive use on personal devices, so I think that’s a challenge we need to address,” Brendan Carr, a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission, told a House panel Wednesday.