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TikTok and Data Security: What are the Privacy Risks?

TikTok and Data Security: What are the Privacy Risks?

FILE PHOTO: A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

TikTok, a video-based social media application, has been quickly gaining popularity throughout the world, especially among younger generations. The China-based application has been drawing much criticism due to security concerns with the application harvesting personal data. There has even been some talk of banning the application in the United States. Just this past week Wells Fargo banned all employees from having the application on their devices.

So, what are the real privacy risks associated with TikTok and installing it on your phone? The link below takes you to an article from The Washington Post, which acts as a guide to what of these privacy risks are real, and which are just rumors.

Is it time to delete TikTok? A guide to the rumors and the real privacy risks.