Most of us have heard of the TikTok application, but not so many are aware of the security risks it poses. A senior software engineer with 15 years expertise to back up the theory; has advised to steer clear of this application. Facebook got itself into a sensitive data scandal when it found that Cambridge Analytica was not as clear cut as as it seemed to be and also Instagram confirmed a security issue exposing user accounts and phone numbers , but even these two social media giants don’t come close to the issues TikTok presents.
A Reddit user bangorlol made a comment about 2 months ago regarding TikTok and laid claim to have effectively reverse-engineered the app. He distributed what he had discovered about this Chinese vide0-sharing social networking application and highly recommended that all people should stop using it ever again. Reasons being because of its tracking and the invasion of privacy, among other issues. This information is most disturbing considering how many people of all ages have used, or are still using the app. It is noteworthy that TikTok was the 4th most popular free iPhone app download in 2019,