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TikTok Tracked Android Users’ MAC Addresses Until Late Last Year

Wibbitz - Technology
TikTok Tracked Android Users’ MAC Addresses Until Late Last Year. According to 'The Wall Street Journal,' the popular app was found to be using an extra layer of encryption to conceal that it was tracking Android users. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to Internet-connected devices that can be used for ad targeting purposes. Users were not informed of the tracking, which skirted Google’s policies, and did not give users the chance to opt out. TikTok released a statement in which they reiterated that the company has never given U.S. user data to the Chinese government. The company also added that the latest version of the app does not collect MAC addresses. We always encourage our users to download the most current version of TikTok. , TikTok spokesperson, via statement