TikTok has quickly become one of the most popular social media platforms worldwide, especially among younger audiences. However, recent reports have raised concerns about the company’s data collection practices and how it shares that data with third parties. According to investigations by various governments, including the US, TikTok has been illegally collecting data from its users, including their personal information, location data, and even biometric data such as facial recognition.
To protect yourself from TikTok’s data collection practices, there are a few steps you can take. Firstly, be mindful of the information you share on the platform, and try to limit the amount of personal data you give away. You can also enable privacy settings that limit who can view and interact with your content.
However, the best way to protect yourself is to avoid using TikTok altogether. If you must use the platform, consider using a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your data and protect your online activity. Additionally, consider using an ad blocker to prevent targeted advertising, and regularly check your device for suspicious activity.
At Creg Systems, we understand the importance of protecting your data and online activity. Our cybersecurity experts can help you implement effective strategies to protect your devices and data from cyber threats. Contact us today to learn more about our cybersecurity services and how we can help you stay safe online.