Stiff-Arming TikTok

TikTok is having a big impact, or so I hear. As curious as I am, I can’t live with its privacy and security tradeoffs.

We collect information about the device you use to access the Platform, including your IP address, unique device identifiers, model of your device, your mobile carrier, time zone setting, screen resolution, operating system, app and file names and types, keystroke patterns or rhythms, and platform.We collect information about your location, including location information based on your SIM card and/or IP address. With your permission, we may also collect Global Positioning System (GPS) data.

https://www.tiktok.com/legal/privacy-policy?lang=en

No, really, *keystroke patterns or rhythms*. Biometrics.

This isn’t the only way that it feels invasive and unwise. I would only install it in a virtualized sandbox, like for example a concrete bunker on a remote island.