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MD Gov Hogan prohibited the use of TikTok and Chinese/Russian-influenced products in state government

December 8th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has  announced that the state has prohibited the use of TikTok and certain Chinese and Russian-influenced products and platforms in state government.  According to a release, it states that these entities present an unacceptable level of cybersecurity risk to the state, and may be involved in activities such as cyber-espionage, surveillance of government entities, and inappropriate collection of sensitive personal information. Comptroller Peter Franchot applauded the governor’s action…