Tik Tok accused of sending user content to China

By Komal Fatima - Web Editor

04th December, 2019

Popular video-sharing application Tik Tok is accused in the US of sending user information to China without their consent.

According to details, the app is accused in the US of secretly sharing the user content without their consent.

According to the foreign news agency, the lawsuit filed in a Californian court claimed that Tik Tok “Clandestinely vacuumed up and transferred a huge amount of private and personally-identifiable data to servers in China.”

It was also mentioned that the data transferred could be used for various purposes such as tracking any user, recognize any user and profile, in the present or future.

The successful app is facing immense pressure in America over information gathering and censorship matters.

A plaintiff Misty Hong said that she downloaded the app but did not make an account. However, she accused Tik Tok that her account was made by the app and the company “Surreptitiously” sent the draft videos she made to the two servers in China.

According to her, her data was backed by Tencent and Alibaba.

It was also claimed that Tik Tok might get a secret profit from sending the user content.

Tik Tok is owned by British-based ByteDance and has millions of users around the world.

However, no immediate response from Tik Tok is received.


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