TikTok has an estimated 1.6 million Australian users, mostly aged 16-24 but with a growing number of older users too. Photo: EPATikTok has an estimated 1.6 million Australian users, mostly aged 16-24 but with a growing number of older users too. Photo: EPA
TikTok has an estimated 1.6 million Australian users, mostly aged 16-24 but with a growing number of older users too. Photo: EPA
Paul Haskell-Dowland
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Haskell-Dowland and James Jin Kang

In Australia, concerns mount that China could use TikTok to spy on users

  • Hypothetically, the app could enable Chinese authorities to use biometric data to identify people using facial recognition
  • It could also be possible to map rooms and locations by using ‘feature extraction’ on videos

TikTok has an estimated 1.6 million Australian users, mostly aged 16-24 but with a growing number of older users too. Photo: EPATikTok has an estimated 1.6 million Australian users, mostly aged 16-24 but with a growing number of older users too. Photo: EPA
TikTok has an estimated 1.6 million Australian users, mostly aged 16-24 but with a growing number of older users too. Photo: EPA
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