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WSJ: TikTok Tracked User Data Using Tactic Banned by Google

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By Kevin Poulsen and Robert McMillan

08/11/20

TikTok skirted a privacy safeguard in Google’s Android operating system to collect unique identifiers from millions of mobile devices, data that allows the app to track users online without allowing them to opt out, a Wall Street Journal analysis has found.

IDAC’s Partner Technologist, Nathan Good, spoke with the Wall Street Journal about TikTok’s encryption protocols.