PBS NewsHour: Why a ban on TikTok won’t solve all data privacy concerns

March 30, 2023

“TikTok, like most U.S. tech companies, collects a huge amount of data about us both while users are on the app and via trackers on other websites, so they know what you’re reading outside the app,” Fitzgerald said. Tech companies, including TikTok, “take the data from your online activity and combine it with the data it collects about you on the app and use it to create profiles in order to target you with ads.”

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