Calls to ban TikTok from government devices gained steam after U.S. FBI Director Christopher Wray said

In November it poses national security risks.

New Jersey and Ohio said on Monday they were joining other states in

Banning use of the popular video app TikTok on government-owned and managed devices.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, a Democrat, said in addition to

Banning the short-video app owned by Chinese technology conglomerate ByteDance from state device

He also was banning software vendors, products, and

services from more than a dozen vendors including Huawei, Hikvision, Tencent, ZTE and Kaspersky Lab.

Murphy’s office said “there have been national security concerns about user data the Chinese government might require ByteDance to provide.”

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, said in his order “these surreptitious data privacy and

Cybersecurity practices pose national and local security and cybersecurity threats to users of these

Applications and platforms and the devices storing the applications and platforms.”