Kurt "Cyberguy" Knutsson outlines a couple of setting tweaks you can make to limit how much of your information TikTok tracks and accesses.
"None of our devices have the TikTok app but my husband uses Facebook and occasionally will view a TikTok video, mostly using the phone. Can his data/usage be captured by just viewing or does the app need to be installed on the device being used? Our phones do have a security app installed that scans for security issues but wanted to get your input on the matter." Kurt "CyberGuy" Knutsson is an award-winning tech journalist who has a deep love of technology, gear and gadgets that make life better with his contributions for Fox News & FOX Business beginning mornings on "FOX & Friends." Got a tech question? Get Kurt’s CyberGuy Newsletter, share your voice, a story idea or comment at CyberGuy.com.
When it comes to our personal information on social media, we really have to be careful, especially when it comes to TikTok. You see, TikTok is owned by a Chinese company, ByteDance, which is required by law to give data and information they collect to the Chinese government at a moment's notice. TikTok's fairly advanced algorithm can easily track your search history, leaving me wondering just how much the Chinese government knows about those of us using TikTok.