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TikTok collected Android device identifiers in violation of Google policy

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

TikTok reportedly collected data that identified millions of individual Andriod devices for at least 15 months - a move that violated Google policy. The practice allowed the video-sharing platform to track those users online, according to a new Wall Street Journal investigation. TikTok didn't disclose the monitoring to the users or give them an option...
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TikTok reportedly violated Google's data collection policies by tracking the individual identifiers of Android users' smartphones

TikTok reportedly violated Google's data collection policies by tracking the individual identifiers of Android users' smartphones

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

TikTok collected data from Android users for at least a year in apparent violation of Google's policies, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
The app tracked users' MAC addresses, an identifier unique to every smartphone that would allow TikTok to track users even if they tightened their privacy settings, according to the report.
Google and Apple have both banned apps from collecting MAC addresses, but researchers told The Wall Street Journal that TikTok did so until November last year by exploiting a bug.
TikTok told The Journal that it doesn't currently collect the information, and...
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