Great short article about TikTok misbehaving. I didn’t know this was a Chinese company but after discovering that, the article makes sense.

I recently signed up for a webinar for Postman. When I got the invite, I noticed it was a Zoom link. I did NOT attend. I don’t care how secure they say they are. The TikTok story just reinforces the reasons why you cannot trust Chinese based apps. Especially, the apps that have been “state sanctioned.”

From John Gruber at Daring Fireball

TikTok, I probably don’t need to remind you, is a Chinese company whose popularity algorithm is a black box. If you use TikTok you should assume they’ve stored a copy of anything and everything you’ve had on your clipboard while using the app. Their slogan might as well be “Chinese state-sanctioned social media” — which to me says don’t use them, but maybe that’s just me.

Daring Fireball

Here are some known Chinese based apps via IndiaTVNews

Kwai
LiveMe
Bigo Live
Vigo Video
BeautyPlus
CamScanner
Clash of Kings
Mobile Legends
ClubFactory
Shein
Romwe
AppLock
Club Factory
VMate
Game of Sultans
Mafia City
Battle of Empires

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