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Is it time to delete TikTok? A guide to the rumors and the real privacy risks.

Is it time to delete TikTok? A guide to the rumors and the real privacy risks.
Monday 13
13:54 2020

AD The alarm even rang among TikTok’s target demographic: Gaming superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins tweeted on July 9 that he’s deleting the TikTok app. Why the fuss? TikTok is owned by a Beijing-based company called ByteDance and has fallen in the crosshairs of a global technology battle. It’s not just playing out in the U.S.: Last month, India banned TikTok and several apps from China, citing security concerns. Personal technology and geopolitics are becoming increasingly intertwined: Last summer, there was a similar privacy freakout over the Russian-made FaceApp, a program that takes photos of people and “ages” them using artificial ...

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Summary: We looked under the hood at what data the TikTok app gathers about you — and where it sends it.

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