Ricketts Announces TikTok App Ban for State Devices

LINCOLN- Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that the State of Nebraska will block the TikTok software application on all State electronic devices due to security concerns.

Ricketts said the Chinese government has long engaged in systematic, covert efforts to access sensitive data from U.S. governments, companies, and individuals.  In remarks to the press on August 5, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the federal government’s stepped up efforts to protect Americans’ electronic data from being accessed by the Chinese Communist Party, which controls China’s government.