Guy Who Reverse-Engineered TikTok Reveals The Scary Things He Learned, Advises People To Stay Away From It
Facebook got itself into a sensitive data scandal when it did shady business with Cambridge Analytica, Instagram confirmed a security issue exposing user accounts and phone numbers, but these apps are basically online security havens compared to TikTok, according to one senior software engineer with about 15 years of professional experience
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/01/2020|
If you're over the age of 22, staying away from it shouldn't be a problem...
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/27/2020|
If you use TikTok and you are out of your teens already, you have bigger issues than privacy concerns.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/27/2020|
[quote] If you use TikTok and you are out of your teens already, you have bigger issues than privacy concerns.
Yes, it means you're Edwin.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/27/2020|
They are tracking American teens and attempted to inflict them politically
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/27/2020|
They will either read the link or not.
Just stop it.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/27/2020|
Such secrecy is understandable. TikTok’s earnings have risen proportionately with its increase in popularity and its owner ByteDance made a net profit of $3 billion last year, according to a report from Bloomberg. Bangorlol thinks that we as a society have normalized giving away our personal information and have no expectations of privacy and security anymore, so giving TikTok our data together with our money is nothing surprising. “The general consensus among most ‘normal’ people is that they can’t/won’t be targeted, so it’s fine. Or that they have nothing to hide, so ‘why should I even care?’ I think the apathy is sourced from people just not understanding the security implications (at all levels) of handing over our data to a foreign government that doesn’t discriminate against who they target, and also doesn’t really have the best track record when it comes to human rights,” he said.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/27/2020|
Edwin having a meltdown at r9.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/27/2020|
I watch it—yes, I’m 12. Seriously, it does pass the time away, but I did notice it was smart enough to know I hate Dump, and to only show me anti Dump TikTocs, without my liking any videos. So I keep my perusing on an iPad mini that is strictly for all my sock puppet social media sites.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/27/2020|
I have an account but I only use it to watch videos. I myself have never posted a video and I never will. I'm far too old and ugly to be popular on there anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/27/2020|
These social media companies are all evil. But this one takes the cake.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/27/2020|
Remember this. Just your behavior is valuable in behavior systems like this. No birthday or SSN# needed. Plus, even if you have never logged into Facebook, they have a profile on YOU, most likely.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/27/2020|
It belongs to the PLA. Keep away.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/27/2020|
[quote]Even if you have never logged into Facebook, they have a profile on YOU, most likely.
Yes, for years there have been reports of "shadow accounts" gleaned from users' contacts lists.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/27/2020|
I searched Facebook and found my shadow account.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/27/2020|
India has banned this spy app.
Why won’t the US?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/29/2020|
Exactly, R24. That app does nothing good or safe for us, and if India can ban it, then so can we!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/29/2020|
Don't worry, after we buy it, we will fuck it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/31/2020|
The good thing about TicTok is that it's a thorn in Trump's side.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/31/2020|
Do you have to have the app on your phone for it to do damage?
Or can just clicking on a tik tok link to watch a video wreck you as well?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/31/2020|
I admit I downloaded TikTok just because all the kids have it but, like Snapchat, I really don't need it or use it. So what if the Chinese have my info? It's of no use to them. I'm no spy and don't work for the government. I bet they're on top of all the high school gossip in Beijing.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/01/2020|
[quote]They are tracking American teens and attempted to inflict them politically
Weird that so many people who can't speak English are on Datalounge being Very Concerned about TikTok.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/01/2020|
“So what if the Chinese have my info“
Americans are doomed.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/01/2020|
Wait till people find out what Google, Android, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat track.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/01/2020|