TikTok’s in-app browser includes a spy code
Some popular social media apps don’t let users out of the app when they click on a link. They offer to open the link in their little in-app browser instead. TikTok is also working in this system for its users. However, software researcher Felix Krause discovered that TikTok inserts a code. This code can monitor users’ activity on outside websites, including all keyboard inputs and taps. The company has denied that it doesn’t use the code for malicious reasons.