Don’t use TikTok? The China-owned social network may still have your data.

March 19, 2023 at 13:27

A new report from the cybersecurity company Feroot Security reveals that TikTok can track you even if you've never used the app before.
According to Feroot, TikTok has trackers on it that are called pixels.
These pixels can pop up on any website that has a TikTok video embedded in it.
Even if a site requires extra logins and authentications, the TikTok pixels are just collecting all that information and transferring it around the globe.
TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, and the company is required to turn over any data and information they collect to the Chinese government at a moment’s notice.
Therefore, your data can be shared with the Chinese government and used to spy on you or spread misinformation about the American people.
The Biden administration has been trying to come to an agreement with TikTok about data security for the last two years.
TIPS TO HELP YOU TELL IF AN ONLINE STORE IS REAL OR A SCAMHow can I limit the information that TikTok can access from me?
If you still want to use TikTok, you just have to be careful about what information you're putting out there.
Here are some ways that you can limit as much information you can that TikTok can access from you.
Here's how:Open your TikTok appClick the Profile icon in the bottom right cornerin the bottom right corner Click the 3 horizontal lines in the top right corner and tap Settings and privacyin the top right corner and tap Click AccountSelect Download your dataClick Request data.
It may take a few days to process before you get your data reportWill you continue to use TikTok after learning this information?