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January 13, 2021 12:58 pm GMT

TikTok introduces stricter privacy rules for its youngest users

TikTok introduces stricter privacy rules for its youngest users

TikTok, the social media site known for its popularity among youth, is making its youngest users' accounts more private. 

On Wednesday, the company introduced a new set of privacy rules for users under the age of 18. 

From now on, all registered users ages 13-15 will have their accounts set to private by default. This means that those profiles won't be accessible to anyone that hasn't been explicitly approved. Furthermore, users in this age group are losing the "Everyone" comment setting, and will now have to choose between "Friends" or "No One" for their comments. The setting "Suggest your account to others" will be switched to Off by default for users 13-15.  Read more...

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