Earlier this week Reddit boss Steve Huffman told Silicon Valley investors that TikTok's 'fingerprinting technology is truly terrifying'. Here is a list of the things you allow TikTok to collect when you 'agree' to their terms:
1) location data 2) IP address 3) browsing and search history 4) email address 5) phone number 6) device type 7) messages sent through the app 8) phone and social media contacts 9) age 10) name, and - last but by no means least - 11) keystroke patterns!
TikTok's privacy terms then go on to explain that the 'personal information of its users may be shared with third parties for a variety of reasons'... With TikTok owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, is the fuss about Huawei and our 5G network infrastructure missing the bigger/more imediate issue?...
Reddit boss calls TikTok 'fundamentally parasitic' for its privacy flaws