With the popularity of social media today, it is not surprising that many people engage with many social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so forth. However, one popular social app has been getting more attention than the others, and not for a good reason.
TikTok is a short form video sharing app that, rather than having the majority of their users’ social interactions be based on pictures or written comments, let’s users make and share 15 second videos with their friends and followers. Known in China as “Douyin”, TikTok is a social networking service owned by ByteDance, a company located in Beijing. TikTok has been increasing in popularity, their user-base amounting to 850 million in September of 2020, but news resources have been discussing the privacy concerns of the app.
TikTok collects this data to better the user experience and improved the app, emphasizing that many much of the information is given freely and /or is an opt-into choice by the user. Their policy also offers way that the user can limit such collection, such as disabling cookies, managing interest-based advertising, unsubscribing to emails and marketing, and switching off GPS location tracking.
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