Virtually all of us have used TikTok at some point in our lives. Either as a regular social network, to watch a video that a friend sends us, or the most daring ones to upload them. From time to time some controversy arises around it.. Without going any further, the European Union banned A few months ago, its officials used the application.
Now another controversy has arisen. Apparently, and according to developer Felix Krause, the browser of the TikTok application itself It would be recording every touch we make on it. Buttons, keys, etc. That is, if we wrote our credit card number to make a purchase, TikTok would, in theory, have access to it and everything we write, wow.
Contradictory versions between developer and company
Krause has published on his website krausefx.com an article in which he analyzes different browsers integrated into the main social networks in the world. When he talks about TikTok, It says that opening a link in the app takes us to its integrated browserand that the code is designed in such a way that it collects information about what we write, click and see.
He explains that he does not know if TikTok uses that information or not, but that Its process is the closest thing to installing a keylogger that exists. Add a link to another page in which he shows the lines of code of the app that he has been able to obtain in which he says that what he is commenting on is tested, which is especially serious if true.
From Applesfera we have contacted the TikTok press department, and this was their response:
It is clear that this developer and TikTok disagree quite a bit. In principle we do not believe that a company of this caliber has reasons to lie to the press, but the reality is that in the absence of reports We don’t know which of the two versions is correct.. On the one hand, if we read the code provided by Krause, what he says makes sense, but on the other, the company’s statements are coherent.
Additionally, Apple has some review processes for very strict apps, and the logical thing if what Krause says were like that, it would be that Cupertino would not allow this on iPhones. In any case and as we say, right now we cannot know who is telling the truth and who is not. More reports and reviews will be needed, but until then, let everyone draw their own conclusions.