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In this photo illustration, a mobile phone can be seen displaying the logos for Chinese apps WeChat and TikTok in front of a monitor showing the flags of the United States and China on an internet page in Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate votes to bar TikTok from government devices as state bans multiply

BY: - December 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to ban federal employees from downloading TikTok on their work phones. Critics of TikTok, a widely popular social media platform, say the app creates national security concerns because of its ability to track users’ data — and because the Chinese government can compel that […]

Fired Arkansas Human Services worker mishandled Medicaid clients’ personal information

BY: - November 16, 2022

An Arkansas Department of Human Services employee used her personal email account to handle protected information about Medicaid recipients, according to the agency. The mishandled information included beneficiaries’ ID numbers, dates of birth, gender information, location data and flu diagnoses of 925 individuals, according to a news release. The breached data did not include names, […]