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Tiktok illegally collects device MAC address? US Senate calls for an investigation

Two U.S. Republican senators asked the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday to investigate tiktok’s consumer data collection and processing practices. < / P > < p > the request was made in a letter from Jerry Moran, chairman of the Senate consumer protection sub committee, and John toon, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on communications, technology, innovation, and Internet. The senators asked the FTC to respond specifically to a report in the Wall Street Journal. According to the Wall Street Journal on the 11th, tiktok app collects MAC addresses from millions of mobile devices with Android operating system, enabling the service platform to track users on the network. < / P > < p > the paper said the tiktok app’s collection of MAC addresses lasted 15 months, ending in November last year, in violation of Google’s policy, which regulates applications to track users. < / P > < p > in response, a tiktok spokesman said the company was “committed to protecting the privacy and security of the tiktok community” and constantly updated its applications to keep up with evolving security challenges. Tiktok emphasizes that “the current version of tiktok does not collect MAC addresses.” India has more than 60000 cases for the first time and over 2 million cases have been diagnosed

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