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January 23, 2023

More Public Universities in the U.S. Block TikTok

Featuring Hannah Kelley

Source: The Straits Times

Journalist Charissa Yong

Analysts said the bans have their merits despite these workarounds.

Ms. Hannah Kelley, a technology and national security research assistant at the Centre for a New American Security, said on Thursday that US higher education has long been a target for critical research theft. “These campus bans are not aimed at policing user engagement, but rather at ensuring that such engagement does not take place on college or university networks or devices where critical information is stored and/or accessed,” she told The Straits Times.

“Students are largely free to continue engaging on their own devices and data plans or off-campus networks as access through these channels does not pose the same infrastructural risks to the institutions themselves,” she added.

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  • Hannah Kelley

    Research Associate, Technology and National Security Program

    Hannah Kelley is a Research Associate with the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. Her work focuses on U.S. national technology strategy and international cooper...