The Daily Beast reports:
A team of cybersecurity researchers who analyzed TikTok’s code found no evidence of “overtly malicious behavior”—and determined the app collects about as much user data as Facebook. Citizen Lab cautioned that there may still be security issues that didn’t crop up during the analysis, but they remain unaware of any “immediate security issues with TikTok.” The app, which is owned by the Chinese tech company ByteDance, has come under scrutiny after former President Donald Trump and other officials alleged its data-collection practices could help China spy on U.S. citizens.
Read the full article. The original WSJ report is behind a paywall. As you may recall, Trump became obsessed with TikTok after an avalanche of the app’s young users made false reservations for a Trump rally that ended up being less than half full.
The computer code underlying the TikTok app doesn’t pose an overt national security threat to the U.S., a concern of the administration of former President Donald Trump, according to a new study https://t.co/kp71byw5aZ
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 22, 2021