US Army bans TikTok

The U.S. Army has banned the use of TikTok on government phones, and Army spokesman Robin Ochoa

noted Military.com that this “social network has become a cyber threat”. The army began to ban soldiers from installing the application in mid-December 2019, but from January 1, 2020, it can no longer be installed.

Army fears ByteDancecould theoretically transfer confidential information to the Chinese government or recruit soldiers as spies. Official reports suggest that the company may transfer control of TikTok to others.

Apple named the most popular applications of the Russian App Store in 2019

Earlier, Mediascope published a rating of applications from social networks and instant messengers in which residents of Russia spend the most time.

Most of all the Russians in December 2018 spenton social networks VKontakte - an average of 35 minutes a day. In second place is Instagram, in which Russians usually spend about 24 minutes a day. On the third - WhatsApp - 15 minutes daily, then the “FriendVokrug” service - 14 minutes and the Chinese service for exchanging short TikTok videos - 13 minutes. The list of Mediascope did not include Facebook, Telegram, Tinder, Twitter and other major international services. In addition, the Odnoklassniki social network was not included in the top five.