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Infographic: Why Should you Care About TikTok Data Collection?

TikTok collects an alarming amount of data from its users. Here's why you should be concerned.

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LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño

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Although it seems that nobody cares anymore, the invasion of privacy carried out by social networks has important consequences. The data that applications such as TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram collect about you are numerous, and are used by them for a wide variety of purposes. In the following infographic, we want to show you why this problem should concern you.

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Hopefully this information has helped you better consider your use of TikTok. It is worth noting that, although it is the most popular at the moment, TikTok is not the only application that collects this type of data. For example, Facebook has been in hot water in the past for selling its user data to Cambridge Analytics, which used the data to send its users pro-Trump messages during the 2016 election.