It seems that TikTok wasn’t as responsible for its users’ privacy as a new report claims that it was secretly collecting its users’ data, as well as bypassing Android’s built-in protections.
A new report from The Wall Street Journal has revealed that the TikTok app was tracking its users’ Mac addresses up to November of 2019. This comes in a bad moment for the social media app, which is reportedly suing Trump’s administration over the executive order that threatens to ban its service. TikTok may have been using a hidden layer of encryption that would violate Google’s app policies, and it would only help the US to complete a possible ban on the app.
Let’s remember that the app will be banned if a US company does not acquire it before September 15, and at the moment, Microsoft and Twitter are the only ones who have shown a possible interest.
A spokesperson for TikTok said that the company
Source Android Central