Evening Update: Ottawa bans Chinese-owned TikTok app on government-issued devices

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Good evening, let’s start with today’s top stories: TikTok banned on all mobile devices owned by Canadian government, effective Tuesday The federal government will remove the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok from all government-issued mobile devices tomorrow in response to privacy and security concerns, Treasury Board President Mona Fortier has announced. Ottawa will also block the app from being downloaded on official devices in the future. Fortier said the decision block the app, which is used for making and posting short videos, is due to concerns about “the legal regime that governs the information collected from mobile devices,” adding that,...