Reply to post: Re: I think you'll find the ban covers more than just work phones

TikTok boom: US Army bans squaddies from using trendy app on govt-issued phones

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Re: I think you'll find the ban covers more than just work phones

The difference with TikTok (or any other social media that provides video content) is less likely to be location etc but rather accidental disclosure of what is happening in the background of some of these videos.

A couple of Marines eating crayons might be funny and indicate US military dietary preferences (and explain why Crayola factories are destroyed in a future war) but a vehicle driving past with new armour or weapons may give away valuable information in much the same way as some of the accidental disclosures of Russian and Chinese weapons in recent years.

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