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TikTok introduces new privacy checks for teens

Friday 13 August 2021 | 10:34 CET | News
TikTok is changing its default privacy settings for teens, following criticism from regulators and public interest groups and similar changes at Google and Facebook for their apps. The new features target 13-17 year-olds, in an attempt to raise their awareness on the importance of online privacy. Default settings will become stricter, but they will still have the option to change these, requiring an active choice. 

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