China Is Using TikTok To Collect Americans' Personal Data | Klon Kitchen on CBS' "60 Minutes"
Some of the app's data collection has raised eyebrows, including the recent revelation that it was regularly reading the copy-and-paste clipboards of users.
But this was also found to be the case for dozens of other apps including Reddit, LinkedIn, the New York Times and the BBC News app.
Much of TikTok's data collection is comparable to other data-hungry social networks such as Facebook. However, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office - a privacy watchdog - is currently investigating the app.
If there’s one lesson to learn here, it’s that TikTok and the larger tech world are in dire need of increased transparency.
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