UBC advises students to uninstall TikTok app in light of privacy, security concerns


The University of British Columbia has advised students to uninstall the TikTok app from their mobile devices and access related content via a web browser instead. In an online statement, UBC cited security and privacy concerns regarding TikTok’s data collection practices as well as the Government of Canada’s ongoing ban of the app on government-issued devices. UBC spokesperson Matthew Ramsey said that UBC is not considering a total ban of TikTok on university-owned devices at this time, but noted that the school will continue to monitor the situation closely.

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