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TikTok’s Parent Company In China Planned To Use Platform To Track Locations Of Specific Americans

  • TikTok’s parent company in China reportedly planned to use the platform to track the location of specific American citizens.
  • The team is supposed to investigate alleged misconduct by current and former employees but has allegedly, in multiple instances, “planned to collect TikTok data about the location of a U.S. citizen who had never had an employment relationship with the company,” the report said, citing documents that Forbes viewed.
  • It’s not clear whether the team collected the location and data of the targeted individuals, the report said, adding that the intended use of the data was to “surveil individual American citizens, not to target ads or any of these other purposes.”
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