TikTok continues to gather a head of steam, with the popular social media application surpassing one billion users in 2022. While daily users blissfully swipe through the latest videos from their favorite content creators, data security concerns continue to ask questions of the Chinese social media behemoth.
The company has faced criticism over the past couple years relating to security concerns over data collection policies despite the popularity and prolific onboarding of users around the world. Cryptocurrency users have also questioned whether critical data like private keys to wallets could be scraped by the alleged data practices of TikTok.
United States Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr called for Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores in June 2022, claiming the app “harvests swaths of sensitive data that new