Researcher Claims TikTok Could Be Secretly Tracking Your Keystrokes
We can’t help but be skeptical of this statement when TikTok has a history of going to great lengths to access and collect user information. The TikTok app has previously monitored iOS users’ keyboards, even after the company promised to remove this behavior, exploited a security vulnerability to uniquely identify Android devices, and stated that it may collect faceprints and voiceprints. This excessive collection of user data is particularly concerning given that leaked audio recordings recently revealed that US TikTok employees don’t have a good handle on where user data goes. Some US TikTok data scientists still receive direct orders from ByteDance’s main office in Beijing, China, prompting an FCC Commissioner to publish a letter asking Apple and Google to ban TikTok from their app stores.