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Texas Universities Block Access to TikTok on Their WiFi Networks
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Texas Universities Block Access to TikTok on Their WiFi Networks

TikTok is not accessible on the Wi-Fi networks of public colleges throughout Texas as a result of a state mandate that prohibits video-sharing software from being used on equipment that is provided by the government. The University of Texas at Austin informed students of the crackdown in an email on Tuesday(Opens in a new window). The university today disabled access to TikTok on our networks. If you are linked to the university through its wired or wireless networks, you are no longer permitted to access TikTok on any device, the letter states. Since the parent business of the video-sharing app, ByteDance, is based in China, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on December 7(Opens in a new window) prohibiting its usage on state-owned devices. Abbott and a large ...