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Caute_cautim
Community Champion

What you need to know about TikTok

HI All

 

An interesting piece about TikTok and its abundant features, which keep on causing harm to others, often without their knowledge:   Why should never use it at all.  Let alone for social interactions.

 

https://medium.com/dark-roast-security/why-you-need-to-delete-your-tiktok-account-90aa235d4c49

 

Regards

 

Caute_Cautim

1 Reply
JoePete
Contributor III

A well-detailed argument. Of course, the same points (perhaps not to the same extent) hold for most apps:

  1. They collect more data than they need
  2. There's no assurance their users are of age or otherwise capable of full consent
  3. Privacy issues abound
  4. No transparency as to how the app works (I suppose the exception might be some open source app, but you still never know what happens on the backend).

Ultimately, the challenge in the professional world is by the time kids enter the workforce, they have been conditioned to embrace these things almost reflexively for a decade or more. Bad habits form young.