Trust in the red-hot TikTok app has always been a little thin, however the ice is now even thinner, with India banning the app and 49 other Chinese-owned apps. Rising military tensions between India and China have triggered this ban, with India claiming data from Indian users – their largest user base – is being handed over to the Chinese government. And the timing couldn’t be worse for the popular short-form video app. It has also been revealed that TikTok was capturing more user data than originally thought, with Apple catching the app spying on users. Apple’s welcome iOS 14 security and privacy changes have caught them red-handed still doing something they said was fixed. So, what does this mean for the viral video app most popular with kids and teens? And with over 1.5 billion downloads globally, is it time to think twice about sharing your latest dance moves?
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