Senator calls for Google to ban TikTok after allegedly tracking user data

I’d make a different call: enforce the policies already in place on the Google and Apple app stores and see how many apps get removed…:

The tactic was reportedly hidden using an additional layer of encryption, and was done without the knowledge of TikTok users. The company reportedly ended the practice in November.

“We are committed to protecting the privacy and safety of the TikTok community,” a TikTok representative said. “We constantly update our app to keep up with evolving security challenges, and the current version of TikTok does not collect MAC addresses. We have never given any US user data to the Chinese government nor would we do so if asked. We always encourage our users to download the most current version of TikTok.”

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