TikTok’s massive data harvesting prompts US security concerns6 min read . Updated: 16 Jul 2020, 05:40 AM IST
- Security researchers say TikTok’s information-collection practices are consistent with Facebook Inc., Google and other US tech companies
- TikTok has attracted a large proportion of young people.
TikTok has become one of the world’s most popular apps by serving up a steady beat of lip-syncing videos and viral memes. But behind the scenes the company, owned by one of China’s biggest tech firms, is also scooping up massive amounts of data on Americans and tracking users’ every move.
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