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Privacy TikTok fixes app vulnerability that exposed user data

“Before public disclosure, Check Point agreed that all reported issues were patched in the latest version of our app." The EconomicTimes.com privacy and cookie policy has been updated to align with...

Privacy TikTok Bugs Put Users' Videos, Personal Data At Risk

Attackers could delete videos; upload unauthorized videos; make private videos public; and access data including full name, email address, and birthdate. "We found a chain of vulnerabilities," says...

Privacy Major TikTok security flaws found by cybersecurity firm, allowing hackers to potentially access private videos

That deal set the stage for TikTok’s rapid rise in the United States and Europe. There are also concerns about the company’s data privacy practices. In February, the Federal Trade Commission filed...

Privacy Major security flaws found on TikTok left people's sensitive personal data and videos vulnerable to hackers

TikTok is one of the most popular social networks in the world, but it's also raised cybersecurity and privacy concerns due to its ties to China.

Privacy TikTok fixes security flaws that could have let hackers manipulate accounts, access personal data

Multiple vulnerabilities in one of the world's most popular mobile applications could have allowed attackers to manipulate user accounts and expose personal data including names ... a billion...

Privacy U.S. Army, Navy bans TikTok over spying and privacy concerns

U.S. soldiers have been using the Chinese social media app to make videos about everything from training to homecomings, but the app is now banned from all government-owned devices.Dec. 31, 2019 ...

Privacy Data regulator hones in on TikTok as it makes child safety top priority for 2020

Protecting children’s privacy will be top priority for the UK’s data regulator in 2020 amid increased concern about platforms such as TikTok, the Information Commissioner has said. The...

Privacy TikTok banned by Navy amid growing data and privacy concerns

The review, “How Corporations and Big Tech Leave Our Data Exposed to Criminals, China and Other Bad Actors,” was set to determine if the companies violated data and privacy laws, for example,...

Privacy From Instagram to TikTok: Indians Wage Online Battle Against Citizenship Law

Approved by India's president last week, the law paves the way for minorities from Pakistan ... unlike Facebook or WhatsApp where conversations are largely private or among a user's close social ...

Privacy TikTok Gains Global Momentum — but Also Raises Sticky Privacy Questions

Separately, ByteDance was found in violation of U.S. child privacy laws last February and had to shell ... with most revenue coming in for the platform and creators via the online payment practice...

Privacy Did your kids sign up for TikTok or Musical.ly? You could claim a share of $1.1 million class-action privacy settlement.

Launched in 2014, Musical.ly also collected geolocation information, and did not request user ages until July 2017, the complaint alleges. The case was filed Dec. 3. “Because the app had virtually...

Privacy TikTok is the best place on the internet. We should all delete it

In 2019, Facebook feels inescapable. Dissatisfied users grumble about how they would delete it if they could, and it seems the ongoing privacy catastrophes do little to damage the company....

Privacy TikTok CEO to Visit Washington Amid Privacy Lawsuits, Censorship Fears

And its parent company faces an investigation by an arm of the federal government that reviews foreign business deals for national-security concerns. [Source] In a recent profile at The New York...

Privacy TikTok to Pay $1.1 Million to Settle Lawsuit Alleging It Collected and Exposed Children's Data

TikTok and its parent company ByteDance have agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a proposed class action alleging that the app Musical.ly violated children’s privacy laws by collecting their data...

Privacy TikTok is the best place on the internet, but we have to say no

In 2019, Facebook feels inescapable. Dissatisfied users grumble about how they would delete it if they could, and it seems the ongoing privacy catastrophes do little to damage the company....

Privacy TikTok Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over Child Privacy Violations

The video-sharing app previously settled a child-privacy complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission. With its legal woes continuing to mount, TikTok is in trouble once again over alleged ...

Privacy TikTok settles children’s data lawsuit one day after it was filed

TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, reached a settlement on Wednesday with a group of parents who alleged that the company collected and exposed the data and personal information of minors, in ...

Privacy TikTok may be leaking people's data from the US to China

But court cases and investigations are raising concerns about how the app shares people’s data. The fact that the app is owned by the Chinese tech giant ByteDance seems to be heightening the alarm.

Privacy TikTok’s parent company sued for collecting data on kids

TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is being sued after allegedly violating child privacy laws and collecting the data of young users through the video app, which was formerly called Musical.ly.

Privacy TikTok, popular with US teens, accused of violating child protection laws

However, the suit alleges that even if users were to set their profile to private, “their profiles, including usernames ... The company agreed to pay a $5.7M fine to the FTC earlier this year after...