McGill, McMaster, Mohawk respond to government TikTok bans


Following the federal government’s recent ban of TikTok from government phones, several postsecondary institutions are examining the growing security concerns around the social media app. McGill University issued a communication prohibiting TikTok from being installed on any mobile device provided by the institution. McMaster University and Mohawk College indicated that they would be following the City of Hamilton’s decision closely after the city and the Hamilton Police Service opted to remove TikTok from their devices. “As we continue to monitor the situation, our ongoing education for our community on how to safeguard devices against security and privacy threats will continue,” said McMaster Spokesperson Wade Hemsworth.

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