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July 27, 2022

Joe Rogan Issues Dire Warning To Listeners About TikTok

TheQuartering [7/27/2022]

According to NewYorkPost:

Joe Rogan is warning Americans that using TikTok increases the risk that their data will end up in the hands of China.

The stand-up comedian and host of the popular “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast on Spotify delved into TikTok’s terms of service on the most recent episode of his show.

“I read TikTok’s terms of service, I went down a TikTok rabbit hole yesterday … This is so crazy,” Rogan said Tuesday.

His guest, podcaster and comedian Theo Von, asked: “Is it good or bad?”

“Bad!” Rogan said.

“Listen to this, this is from TikTok’s privacy policy,” Rogan said.

“It said, ‘We collect certain information about the device you use to access the platform, such as your IP address, user region.’ This is really crazy.”

Rogan listed the other data being collected by the popular platform.

“‘User agent, mobile carrier, time zone settings, identifiers for advertising purpose, model of your device, the device system, network type, device IDs, your screen resolution and operating system, app and file names and types,’” he said. “So all your apps and all your file names, all the things you have filed away on your phone, they have access to that.”

He continued: “‘File names and types, keystroke patterns or rhythms.’”

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